Fun Bug Facts – Did You Know? (Part 2)

Pest Control Services in Woodstock GAWe are back again with another edition of our popular “Fun Bug Facts”!

This started as a periodic posting on the Protect All Pest Control Facebook Page as an opportunity for us to pass along some of the knowledge we have gained over the years as pest control professionals.

After the response that we received we decided to do an expanded version periodically here on our website.

This time we will be covering Fleas, Rodents, Spiders, and Termites, any of which if you have in your home we will be glad to take care of with our professional pest control services.

Fleas

  • One female flea can lay about 18 eggs a day and just 20 fleas on a dog can produce 360 eggs per day and over 2000 eggs in a week.
  • Fleas can jump 7-8 inches vertically and 14-16 inches horizontally.
    A female flea may consume up to fifteen times her own body weight in blood each day, to support the huge production of eggs.
  • There are 1,830 different kinds of fleas known throughout the world.
  • The “Flea Circus” is real. There actually are people who will hitch living fleas to tiny carriages with gilded wires, and in the flea’s struggle to escape it causes them to appear to dance, jiggle, or otherwise move things around.

Rodents

  • In the U.S., rodents try to come inside from October through February for warmth and food.
  • Mice can fit through an opening the size of a nickel.
  • Mice can jump a foot high.
  • Each year in the winter, rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the U.S.
  • One pair of mice can produce hundreds of offspring in a year.

Spiders

  • Spiders don’t get caught in their own webs because they have self-oiling legs.
  • 36% of homeowners surveyed said they had problems with spiders during the past year.
  • The largest spider in the world is a species of tarantula found in South America where one specimen had a leg span of over 11 inches.
  • Spider silk from some House Spiders has been used to help stop bleeding from wounds, by placing a mat of silk over the wound.
  • Little Miss Muffett, of nursery rhyme fame, was a real person. Her father was the Reverend Doctor Thomas Muffett, who lived in England in the 16th century and who had a fascination for things from Nature. Apparently, in order to determine the effect various spiders’ bites would have on people Dr. Muffett would subject his daughter to the bites.

Termites

  • Termites eat non-stop – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Subterranean termites spend winters underground.
  • The total weight of all of the termites in the world is greater than the weight of all the humans in the world.
  • Subterranean termites are a concern in every U.S. state except Alaska.
  • Given enough time, termites will feed until nothing is left of the wood but a shell.

To view part one of this series on our website you can simply – Click Here

If you have any questions regarding pest or insects in your home you can call Protect All Pest Control at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website. We service the north metro Atlanta areas of Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Marietta, and surrounding areas.

 

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