Bugs and insects can drive any homeowner crazy. Whether it’s ants taking over the kitchen counters, crickets singing from the garage, or stink bugs finding their way through the tiniest of cracks, insects are relentless. You may not want to accept bugs willingly into your house, but they are a common part of homeownership, and each is unique. Check out these fun and interesting facts about common insects.
Flying insect facts
The ladybug brings more than good luck when found in a home. Also known as ladybirds, just one of these bugs eats up to 5,000 insects during their lifetime.
Honey bees get their nickname as worker bees for a good reason. They are responsible for 80% of pollination in the United States, and just one colony produces 100 pounds of honey annually.
While bees and wasps are beneficial to our environment, they are also responsible for an average of 62 deaths annually due to adverse reactions to stings.
Likely one of the biggest summer nuisances, flies are a unique insect. With a lifespan of just 21 days, females can lay up to 600 eggs.
Mosquitoes can live on nectar from plants and only look for blood from humans and animals when they are ready to produce eggs.
Known for the pungent smell they emit when crushed or to ward off predators, many think stink bugs odor smells like coriander.
Beetles are prominent in Pennsylvania, and are everywhere with more than 350,000 species identified to date.
Crawling Insect Facts
Small and mighty, ants can lift 20 times their body weight.
Crickets’ ears are not located on the heads but rather on the front of their legs.
Cockroaches may be small, but they are also fast and can clock three miles per hour when running.
A caterpillar only has one job during its life stage, to eat, and its first meal is the egg it hatches from. Surprisingly, caterpillars have more than 6,000 muscles to help them move on their journey.
Termites hideaway in the walls of houses feeding on wood and quickly damaging foundations. In fact, termites never take a break; they eat 24/7!
While all spiders produce silk, not every spider spins a web. One example is the wolf spider, which hunts and lives alone.
Bed bugs can wreak havoc on any home, these creatures cause damage and harm to humans, eating seven times their body weight in blood.
If bugs and insects have you stressed, call the pest control experts at H.T. Treadway 717-229-9818 or .