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Forward Thinking Pest Control

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Forward Thinking Pest Control

EHS Pest Control

RI, MA EHS Pest Control Blog

Lincoln, RI

We have covered the risks and dangers that pests pose to your homes and businesses. We even covered the amazing abilities they have that make them such formidable foes. I figured I would continue with that trend but lean more toward fun pest facts. While it may seem  unnerving to some, keep in mind what we do for a living. So forgive us for being bug geeks!

  • Dragonflies can fly at speeds up to 30 miles per hour.
  • A cockroach can live for nine days without its head.
  • The color a head louse will be as an adult can depend on the color of the person's hair in which it lives.
  • While gathering food, a bee may fly up to 60 miles in one day.
  • Ants can lift and carry more than fifty times their own weight.
  • Ticks can grow from the size of a grain of rice to the size of a marble.
  • Houseflies find sugar with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive than human tongues.
  • The queen of a certain termite species can lay 40,000 eggs per day.
  • Wasps feeding on fermenting juice have been known to get "drunk' and pass out.
  • Honeybees have to make about ten million trips to collect enough nectar for production of one pound of honey.
  • The oldest known fossil of an insect dates back 400 million years and is a springtail.

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