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Mosquito Squad Owner Uses Humor To Help East End Charities

"What My Dog Has Taught Me About Men (After All, He’s Male Too)” is on sale now.

Frerichs with copies of her new book. PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Rifkin
Frerichs with copies of her new book. PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Rifkin

Barbara Frerichs, the owner of Mosquito Squad pest control in Sag Harbor, has taken a turn in a different direction, penning a new book that’s just beginning its national roll out, “What My Dog Has Taught Me About Men (After All, He’s Male Too)”. 

“My dog has taught me that if you pay attention to the little things, you begin to understand the big things,” Frerichs said.

According to Frerichs, the book came out of a year of genuine observations. “I started keeping track of all the little statements I would say with my friends. Eventually, it was suggested that I write a book, so I did,” she said. 

Here are some examples of Frerichs observations that apply to both human and canine males:

“When they do something good, they expect to be rewarded.” 

“They both have selective hearing.” 

“They can eat the same thing every day so long as they don’t have to cook it.”

The book, illustrated with water colors by Alexis Seabrook, is being put out by Stonesong Press, and is available at both local bookstores and local pet stores, as well as on Amazon.com

A portion of the profits will be donated to the All For The East End nonprofit organization, of which Frerichs is a board member. “Our goal is to raise major funds for the smaller East End nonprofits,” she said, “In the summertime especially they can get overshadowed. It’s great to take care of the American Heart Association, but you need to take care of your community.”

As for the book, Frerich said, “It’s great to see people taking a break and laughing with it. That’s the biggest reward for me.”

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