• Jon Stoddard

Twas The Night Before Christmas?

Pest Control Company

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Creatures were stirring, including The Mouse. Roach Infested stockings hung by the chimney needing care, In hopes that an Imperial Pest Prevention technician would soon be there.

The children lay awake, stirring in their beds, While visions of Bed Bugs danced in their heads.

Mother and Father were in hopes for some sleep,

but with all of the creatures they could not get a peep.

When up in the attic the rodents caused clatter, They sprung from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the attic they flew with a dash,

to see if they caught one to discard in the trash.

The moon shined bright, which cast a light,

to what my eyes should appear, was nothing but fear.

Cockroaches danced, with such might, as they feasted

on our food with such delight.

Much to our surprise, so lively and quick, arrived our pest control tech, good ole Nick.

Armed with a tank, sprayer and bait, he slaughter the pests and

slashed them by name:

"Be Gone Bed Bugs, Now Cockroaches!

Now Ants and rodents!

Now Chinch bugs and mosquitoes!

Now silverfish and spiders!"

From the cracks to the crevices!

To the Tops of the Wall!

Be exterminated away! Exterminate all!

As he sprayed and he flushed, the bugs became crushed.

From the kitchen to the attic, the pests scurried in a panic.

Nick was dressed in all black, from his feet to his back.

A sprayer in his hand and a backpack sprayer he manned,

he looked like a villain who there to do much more than killing.

Nick spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, exterminated the stockings to rid them of the roach. As he passed us the work order and gathered his gear, We all let out a big giant cheer!

He sprang to his truck, and a quick honk on the horn, I heard him exclaim as he

drove out of sight,

"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

The blog post above is an adaptation of the original work “Twas the night before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore

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