Things You Probably Don’t Know About These Pests
There isn’t a single person on the planet that likes pests in their homes. They bring in diseases and make your home an unpleasant place to live. Whether it be rats, mice, ants, ticks, fleas, or even in the worst cases, termites, pests are something no one wants.
But what exactly do we know about pests? For most of us, our knowledge is rather limited other than we don’t like them, they are dirty and we do not want them anywhere near us.
In this article, we are going to give you some fun facts about certain pests. Some you might know while others you may not. For some light and enjoyable facts about pests read on!
One of the vilest pests you can have in your home. They can spread life-threatening diseases and are always on the lookout for our food. They are also very sociable animals and they like the company of our other animals and they like being close to humans. It’s a shame the feeling isn’t mutual.
Very similar to rats, mice can too give horrible diseases to us humans such as Salmonella. When they dribble their urine, it can contaminate everything it touches including our food! They do not have very good eyesight so they rely on smell and their hearing. They love food and can eat more than 15 meals in a day.
One fun but a slightly disturbing fact about cockroaches is that if they somehow get their head cut off, they can survive a full seven days! They are nocturnal little critters so they spend the day hours in the cracks of your home near any food or water like your sinks. Astonishingly they can live in water for over 30 minutes and they can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes!
The most annoying pests on the planet. They do not have a mouth, instead a tube in which their food goes down. Their wings beat at around 20,000 times per minute which is incredible. However, despite this speed, housefly can only travel around five miles in one hour. When it comes to their eyes, fly’s have around 4,000 lenses to give them a much greater angle of view.
At the time of writing, there are around 35,000 different species of these eight-legged pests. 27 of which can kill humans. When it comes to mating, male spiders tend to pluck their cobwebs similarly to humans when they play guitar. They do this in the hopes of attracting a female to mate with.
A fun fact about fleas is that they can jump. To be precise, 130 times their height. Fleas also have four stages to their life cycle, egg, larva, pupa, and the biting adult. They love to feed on the blood of their host. A female flea during her lifetime can lay up to 2,000 eggs while their common lifespan being 100 days. They can multiply VERY quickly.
Did you know ants never sleep! Also if a queen ant dies, then her entire colony will follow suit because there will be no new workers. Their colonies can spread over vast distances, some over 6000 kilometers in length!! When it comes to all other insects, ants have the longest lifespan. They live for around 30 years which is incredible. What makes them fascinating is that they are also one of the fastest in the animal kingdom.
The last bug is the bed bug. They are the masters at hide and seek. They love to hide in any cracks or crevices during the day so they can stay out of sight. However, when nighttime sets in, they come out in their droves, to feed on the blood of their hosts. They are cheeky too because they only do this when they know their hosts are sleeping!
What are major pests?
A major pest has to be controlled. Usually, they only inflict slight damage to drops and houses but if left unchecked they can cause catastrophic damage.
What are the 3 methods of pest control?
There are more than three methods of pest control but the most common are Chemical methods, Natural pest control, and biological pest control (mainly used by professionals).
Pests are just something no one wants in or around their house. However, today’s article has hopefully given you some insight and some knowledge regarding them.