Insect Zoo Comes to DuPage Children’s Museum

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The DuPage Children’s Museum was abuzz with excitement as some kids got the chance to get up close with some creepy crawlies.

Experts from Anderson Pest Solutions were on hand with their collection of insects to share with the kids.

On display were Madagascar hissing cockroaches, desert millipedes, and an Asian praying mantis, among others.

Anderson Pest Solutions’ Mark Mayer said he enjoys seeing the kids learn about insects they wouldn’t normally encounter in Illinois.

“The kids love them. They really do,” said Mayer. “Most of the parents are a little skeptical at times, but the children really like to handle them. They’re not afraid of them at all for the most part.”

The insect zoo will return to the DuPage Children’s Museum November 14.

Naperville News 17’s Beth Bria reports.