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Interview with Author Tess Watson

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?

I always wanted to write, but had actually only ever written for our family business (home inspection). When we realized so many people purchase homes with no idea how one works I wrote four seasonal newsletters to cover their first year of homeownership.

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2) What inspired you to write your book?

I continued to write other newsletters, such as hiring a contractor and how to paint, and thought househould insect infestation might be another useful topic. However, after my initial investigation, including discovering way more insects than originally thought, I understood there was no way to whittle the information down to 4-6 pages. But, I was fascinated with what I was learning and kept going.

3) What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

I really hope people firstly understand insects are important and we need to actually ensure we have a diverse range of them in our gardens. Secondly, I hope they realize most infestations are not that difficult to get rid of. Very few infestations require the assistance of a pest-control company and their chemicals.

4) What is one thing or one fact about pest and insect infestation that the average home owner will get wrong when it comes to insects in general and how to proceed with removing them from your home?

Believing the inflammatory disinformation on the internet, perpetrated by people with an economic reason for you to stop by, and consequently wasting time on products that don’t work or getting conned into a contract to spray your house on a regular basis. The book indicates which insects can be dealt with and how, and which require the pros along with tips on hiring one.

5) What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?

If you know absolutely nothing about composing a novel, start reading books that explain the process. Beyond that, explore your inner voice for what gets you excited, positively or negatively. Ruminate with different characters that come alive within that excitement.

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6) What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?

I’ve begun the planning stage for a novel. I’ve had two characters in my head for a couple of years and with Little Buggers! finished, I’m thrilled to now have time to devote to letting them come out and play.

Posted in reviews

Little Buggers!: How To Identify, Treat and Prevent Insect Infestation by Tess Watson Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

If you’ve ever wanted a new solution to bug infestations that won’t cost an arm and a leg and will also help you understand the insects infesting your home, then look no further than author Tess Watson’s novel “Little Buggers!: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Insect Infestation”. 

The Synopsis

Got unwelcome houseguests of the teeny tiny variety running around like they own the place? Not every insect infestation requires a call to a pest-control company. Little Buggers! offers facts, figures and pictures along with practical guidance on how to evict them on your own and when to call in the pros. It also includes preventive measures to keep them from ever returning… or ever beginning.

The Review

This was a well written, thoroughly researched and quick read that will fully help home owners and people in general to understand the insects that commonly infest a home and how to properly work to rid them from your home without hiring an exterminator to come out and do it themselves. The author diligently goes through the various insects that may find themselves calling your home their nest, from ants and fleas to spiders and wasps. 

What really stood out as a guide book and how-to style book was the depth of detail the author presented on each insect. While most would only think to look for the quickest and easiest way to get rid of the bug, the author details the insects carefully to help the average homeowner gain an understanding of these creatures, the benefits they provide the outside of a person’s home and how to remove the infestation to keep and maintain that balance from the outside of a person’s home to the inside. 

The Verdict

Although a quick read, the author hits the reader with precision and a straight to the point voice that commands the readers attention. The author even details the various chemicals that can be used on a person’s home, what goes into these chemicals and how they will affect the home and the insects in general, making for a very thorough read. If you are looking for a way to not only rid yourself of an insect infestation but understand the nature of the bugs who have crawled their way into your home, then grab your copy of “Little Buggers!: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Insect Infestation” by Tess Watson today!

Rating: 10/10