Are you bugging out? Whether it’s ants in your kitchen or crickets in your living room, bugs are everywhere. The tiny pests you find in your home might not be welcome, but your local pest control company can help with that. Here are some fun facts about bugs that you probably didn’t know.
- Only one insect can rotate its head — the praying mantis. You better watch out because this insect is watching you from all angles possible. Known to help them hunt for food, the praying mantis has extra flexibility located between the head and prothorax. You’re in luck though because these insects are not often found in homes.
- A female black widow’s bite is 15 times deadlier than a rattlesnake’s. While all black widow spiders are poisonous, mature females do the most harm. Black widow spiders that are either male or babies don’t go after humans or have too small of mouthparts to inject venom.
- There are more kinds of beetles than all plants. If you were to pick an existing species, most likely it would be a beetle. The beetle has been around for a while; some fossils go back to as far as the Permian period. These tiny creatures have a knack for bypassing extinction.
- The honey bee requires the nectar from millions of flowers to make one pound of honey. Considering a colony can produce up to 100 pounds of honey per year, it’s easy to see why they’re called worker bees. These four-winged bugs communicate through dance are responsible for 80% of the pollination that happens in the U.S.
- Fruit flies are the first living creatures to be sent to space. In 1947, the United States brought these pesky insects into space inside a V-2 rocket. That’s one small step for man and one giant leap for bugs.
No matter how fun the facts may be, the truth is that bugs don’t belong in your home. Safe pest control can sometimes be the only way to get rid of these tiny creatures, call Apple Pest Control today to find your bug-free solution.