8 Creepy Bug Facts

8 Creepy Bug Facts AccurateAs a tribute to the looming Halloween holiday, here are some creepy facts about bugs. Most of these bugs are native to California. Information for this post was taken from the Science Channel website.

1. The larvae

One type of midge (a tiny two-winged fly, also known as a gnat) can survive for three days in liquid nitrogen. The temperature of liquid nitrogen is -321 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Termite queens

Will lay up to 30,000 eggs a day, and live for many years. This proves why an infestation of termites can be quite disastrous in a home or building.

3. Indian moon moths

They are able to smell the pheromones of a potential mate over 6 miles away. These moths have extremely sensitive olfactory receptors that can trace a female via her scent.

4. Some wasps

Sleep and hibernate for months while hanging by their teeth! They do this by locking their mandibles onto a plant or twig and fall asleep for long periods of time.

5. Houseflies

Can taste with their feet; they have taste buds on them, but they do a lot more than that. They like to eat things like rotten meat that we would never touch and then land on our food and throw up, which contains digestive juice from their previous meal.

6. Mosquitoes

Have killed more humans than all the wars in history. It is the most deadly animal in the world. According to the World Health Organization (quoted within Hardy Diagnostics), mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year. The majority of these deaths are due to malaria.

7. Certain types of grasshoppers and crickets

have their ears on their front legs, just below their knees. By facing one way or the other, the cricket can determine which direction a sound is coming from.
8. According to Pest World, a cockroach can live for a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, they can breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, therefore allowing them not to be dependent on their mouth or head to breathe. The only reason the roach dies is that without its mouth it cannot drink water and dies of thirst.

And there are your 8 Creepy Bug Facts. Happy Halloween from Accurate Termite Pest Control!

8 Creepy Bug Facts AccurateAs a tribute to the looming Halloween holiday, here are some creepy facts about bugs. Most of these bugs are native to California. Information for this post was taken from the Science Channel website.

1. The larvae

One type of midge (a tiny two-winged fly, also known as a gnat) can survive for three days in liquid nitrogen. The temperature of liquid nitrogen is -321 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Termite queens

Will lay up to 30,000 eggs a day, and live for many years. This proves why an infestation of termites can be quite disastrous in a home or building.

3. Indian moon moths

They are able to smell the pheromones of a potential mate over 6 miles away. These moths have extremely sensitive olfactory receptors that can trace a female via her scent.

4. Some wasps

Sleep and hibernate for months while hanging by their teeth! They do this by locking their mandibles onto a plant or twig and fall asleep for long periods of time.

5. Houseflies

Can taste with their feet; they have taste buds on them, but they do a lot more than that. They like to eat things like rotten meat that we would never touch and then land on our food and throw up, which contains digestive juice from their previous meal.

6. Mosquitoes

Have killed more humans than all the wars in history. It is the most deadly animal in the world. According to the World Health Organization (quoted within Hardy Diagnostics), mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year. The majority of these deaths are due to malaria.

7. Certain types of grasshoppers and crickets

have their ears on their front legs, just below their knees. By facing one way or the other, the cricket can determine which direction a sound is coming from.
8. According to Pest World, a cockroach can live for a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, they can breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, therefore allowing them not to be dependent on their mouth or head to breathe. The only reason the roach dies is that without its mouth it cannot drink water and dies of thirst.

And there are your 8 Creepy Bug Facts. Happy Halloween from Accurate Termite Pest Control!

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