Strange Pest Facts

Pests are incredible creatures.  Here are some little known facts about pests!

  • According to studies, half of all known animals are pests.
  • The majority of insects use their antennae to search for food.
  • All insects have 3 pairs of jointed legs.
  • An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight.
  • There are 4,000 kinds of wasps in the United States.
  • A typical mattress can contain tens of thousands of dust mites.
  • Stink bugs were not reported in the US until the late 90’s after originally being found in East Asia.
  • Certain moths have a natural anti-freeze that keeps sharp ice crystal from breaking their cells. This allows them to stay active in freezing weather.
  • The total weight of all the termites in the world is more than the total weight of all the humans in the world.
  • An adult rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter.
 

According to studies, half of all known animals are pests.

The majority of insects use their antennae to search for food.

All insects have 3 pairs of jointed legs.

An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight.

There are 4,000 kinds of wasps in the United States.

A typical mattress can contain tens of thousands of dust mites.

Stink bugs were not reported in the US until the late 90’s after originally being found in East Asia.

Certain moths have a natural anti-freeze that keeps sharp ice crystal from breaking their cells. This allows them to stay active in freezing weather.

The total weight of all the termites in the world is more than the total weight of all the humans in the world.

An adult rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter.

 

 

 

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