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Pest Fun Facts

Insects and rodents are everywhere and Sunstate experts have seen it all! While most homeowners detest the site of unwanted guests in their homes, they often don’t know exactly why they dislike them so much (other than the obvious creep factor). Here are 25 fun facts about insects and rodents if you ever wanted to know more about these often pesky creatures.

 

Ants

-Ants don’t sleep!

-They can lift up to 20 times their own body weight.

 

Bedbugs

-Bedbugs can live over a year without eating.

-Despite their names, bedbugs can also be found in furniture, wallpaper, carpets, and any small wall crevices.

 

Bees

-Up to 100 people will die each year due to bee or wasp stings.

-Africanized bees have been known to chase people for over a quarter mile.

-Bees can fly up to 60 miles in one day in a search for food.

 

Cockroaches

-Cockroaches can live up to a week without their head, dying only of thirst, not because they have been decapitated.

-Around 8% of people are allergic to cockroaches.

-Roaches can run as fast as three miles per hour!

 

Mice

-A singular pair of mice can leave up to 18,000 droppings in just six months.

-Mice can fit through a space as small as a nickel.

 

Miscellaneous

-Maggots found on deceased animals and people can be used to determine their time of death.

-Houseflies carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal on the planet.

-Fleas were responsible for the Bubonic Plague in Europe during the 14th century by transferring the disease from rats to humans.

31 Oct
2013

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