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Rosie’s Pest Control

2435 Whitten Road, Memphis TN 38133

Phone: (901) 567-3800

Odd and Interesting Bug Facts by Rosie’s Pest Control

Odd and Interesting Bug Facts

  1. For every human on our planet, there are about a million ants.
  2. The queen of a certain species of termite can lay 40,000 eggs every day.
  3.  It takes almost 100 Monarch butterflies to weigh an ounce.
  4.  House flies can taste with their feet as they have taste buds on them.
  5.  A House fly lives for about 14 days, only.
  6.  Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history, put together.
  7.  Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock and roll music.
  8.  A bee may fly up to 60 miles in one day when looking for food.
  9.  All insects on earth would outweigh all animals if they were put on a scale.
  10.  Bed bugs can live for several months without a blood meal, which means they can live in your furniture for a long time while waiting for human contact.

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

Memphis is having a hard time keeping it’s mosquito population under control.

Memphis is terrible this summer for mosquitoes because of good amounts of rain. Although city technicians in Memphis have been spraying the city lately this actually does very little to keep mosquitoes from your yard and areas.  It is such a broad spray that it helps very little.

Why does the mosquito bite itch so badly?

In the bite process, the mosquito injects some of its own saliva, which contains an anticoagulant that prevents your blood from clotting around the proboscis and trapping the insect.  The histamine also causes your blood vessels to enlarge, creating the wheal, or swollen bump, around the bite.  There are products that can help the itch but your best bet is to prevent the population growth as best as you can. Call Rosie’s today and get on one of our monthly plans. Easy and affordable!