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Weird Pest Facts 101

October 24, 2012   |   Pests

Some useful and strange information just for you!

  • A cockroach can live a week without its head. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.
  • Over 5 million children are sensitive to cockroaches.
  • When living on a person, an adult female mite can live up to a month.
  • Ants cannot chew their food. They move their jaws sideways, like a scissor, to extract the juices from the food.
  • As many as 100 people die as a result of bee and wasp stings each year.
  • Scorpions give birth to live babies, several dozen at a time.
  • Rats contaminate and destroy enough food worldwide each year to feed 200 million people.
  • Scorpion stings are more dangerous for children and those with existing heart or lung problems.
  • Kissing bugs are not as romantic as their name implies. Rather, they bite and suck blood while their human or animal host is sleeping.
  • Crickets hear through their knees.
  • The German cockroach is the most common cockroach found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants.
  • Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour.
  • The Africanized Honey Bee (a.k.a. “killer bee”) has been known to chase people for over a quarter of a mile once they have gotten excited and aggressive.

Need more? We’ve got tons of them! Can you imagine if we had ears on our knees? I think a cockroach runs faster than I do and we are going to video the scorpion fact for sure! Coming soon!


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