What You Should Know About Pests
If you have an issue with pests, you’re probably feeling pretty overwhelmed. Some people don’t want to deal with the hassle of getting rid of bugs or mice, but they don’t want to live with them either. That’s understandable! But here are some things you should know about pests:
Ants are very social insects and live in colonies.
Their colonies can include up to 30,000 members. Ants are highly organized, working together for their survival; they will only eat what they need to survive and are often seen sharing food with one another.
Cockroaches have been present on planet earth for over 300 million years.
They are one of the most successful species on Earth, having survived mass extinctions, including the demise of the dinosaurs. They were around long before humans appeared on Earth. They are considered pests because they feed on the same foods as humans do, and they also spread disease through their feces (poop).
House flies spread bacteria by landing on food.
House flies spread bacteria by landing on food and then walking around with the bacteria on their feet. If a house fly lands on your food while you’re eating, it can transfer bacteria from its feet to your mouth. This can make you sick if you’re not careful about washing your hands after eating. The house fly typically has a lifespan of two weeks, while the fruit fly lasts two months.
The term “bed bug” comes from where the insect likes to feed on humans.
Bed bugs bite humans while they sleep in beds and any other exposed portion of the body. Because they prefer blood, they bite individuals in the face or neck. Bed bugs may go a year without eating. Without professional help, it’s hard to get rid of bed bugs. Pest control technicians employ unique treatments to kill these pests in homes and businesses so they won’t return.