Needless to say, State Fairs can get a little dirty.
I hope that this is sort of common sense for most people out there but I feel like it is a necessary story to tell for those who might not be as experienced as I am.
Animals Love Fairs as Much as Us!
As most of you probably know, there are usually quite a lot of animals at state fairs and these animals tend to attract other sorts of animals along with them. That being said, it is imperative that you wash up very thoroughly immediately when you get home from visiting any fair or carnival. I am sure that most of you do this already but it is pretty important that you take it seriously, especially with your kids.
Now I have personally not seen this happen, but a good friend of mine who has worked many fairs in her life has seen some real damage come from unwanted guests making new homes of her fair.
These little guests are called termites and they can do some real damage if you don’t catch them in time. So just like double checking everything for inspections like the barn story I told earlier, you should always double check everything as far as pests and other critters go as well and this is especially true if you are working with farm animals.
So just like the guys I was working with who had to have their barn completely redone just days before our opening, my friend obviously had to hire professional help to take care of their problem as well. Now this wasn’t as preventable as the barn roof, but they weren’t planning on paying the tab for the exterminator cost found here and it was a huge pain. While they had the company there they made sure to have them inspecting for termite damage in every other stand that was there, getting rid of mice, and anything else that could have been an issue.
I don’t mean to scare anyone out of going to the fair with this post, but just something to keep in mind when you’re washing up afterwards 🙂