Fascinating Facts About Pests

January 3, 2013By 0 Comments

Fascinating Facts About Pests:

In nearly every area of the U.S., people experience some kind of seasonal weather changes that affect insect behavior.These seasonal changes make pest management service necessary throughout the year, not just in fair weather.You may feel that because the weather is cooler, insects will not be a problem. However, we find that insects seek warmer climates when the weather outside cools in the fall. They may enter your home as they look for warmer harborage. Our fall treatments are aimed at pest prevention. If we keep insects out of your home in the fall and winter, you’ll have fewer problems all winter and during the spring. Call us today– (800) 391-2565!Insects outnumber all other species of animals in the world! We’ve found some interesting facts that you may not know. We also added info about a prevalent pest in our area – the mouse..Cockroaches nibble at book bindings, starched linen, leather goods or almost anything.

A German cockroach can survive a month or more without food but less than two weeks without water.The song of a field cricket depends on temperature. When the temperature drops, the tone and speed of its song also change. Count the chirps in 13 seconds, then add 40. This gives you the approximate temperature in degrees. Though the average age is nearly 15 years, queens of some termite species can live for 60 years. Some wood-boring beetles can stay in the larval stage for up to 40 years.A female house mouse gives birth to 6 young about 19 days after mating. She is ready to mate again in two days and can produce six to ten litters a year. All her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren can have offspring in the same year. Two mice could theoretically have as many as 31,000 descendants in just a year! No wonder mice are a big problem!

 

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