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Rosie’s Pest Control

2435 Whitten Road, Memphis TN 38133

Phone: (901) 567-3800

Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals

Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World

10. Cape Buffalo, it’s found in Africa and is responsible for killing more hunters on the continent than any other animal.

9. The Cone Snail is found in warm waters around the Caribbean and Hawaii near reefs and rock formations. They have harpoon like teeth that make them one of the most venomous of all snails.

8. Golden Poison Dart Frog  It’s found only in South America. It’s brightly colored and it’s poison is so strong that it can kill 10 grown men with the poison of only one frog.

7. The Box Jelly Fish is found in waters off Australia and is likely the most venomous marine animal.

6. Next on the list is the Puffer Fish or blow fish.  It lives all around the world especially in Japan, China and the Philipines. It’s toxins are found in the skin, muscle tissue, liver and kidneys.  They must be prepared very carefully when getting ready for human consumption.

5. Black Mambo is a snake found in southern and eastern Africa. It is highly venomous and can grow up to 14′ long.

4. Salt water crocodiles are next and found in the Indo-Pacific region around India and Vietnam and all the way up to northern Australia. They can get huge, as big as 23′ long and weigh more than a ton. Their bite power can rival that of the T. Rex.

3. Tsetse Fly, a tiny creature that’s the size of a common house fly. It’s found in at least 36 countries in Africa. Their terror lies in the parasites they spread. Toxic pathogens are the cause of African Sleeping Sickness.

2. The Mosquito, it’s number 2 on the list of most deadly animals in the world. They top the list due to the sheer amounts of deaths they cause each year from pathogens they carry.  There are more than 3 thousand species worldwide and cause at least 725 thousand deaths each year.  Diseases they carry include Malaria, Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, West Nile virus and the Zika virus.  Mosquitoes afflict 700 million people per year. More than 1/2 of the entire world population is at risk for mosquito borne diseases.  Memphis is one of the areas with very high mosquito populations. Please let Rosie’s Pest Control help keep the mosquito population under control in your area.

1. And the number one most dangerous animal is…..Humans!  Deaths from war alone is somewhere between 150 million and 1 billion throughout history.  It’s a no-brainer that humans are the most dangerous animal in the world.

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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!

Mosquitoes In Memphis

Mosquito Bites = Misery in Memphis

Have your legs been victim of a hungry mosquito? If you live in the Memphis area, you have experienced the terrible itching associated with mosquito bites.  These pesky flying creatures are sure to find you if you are enjoying your backyard.  Mosquitoes can carry some dangerous diseases but mostly they make life outside miserable for all.  It’s easy to keep the mosquito population under control, just have Rosie’s Pest Control come and spray monthly through September.  Our spray solution is safe for pets of all kinds and we will focus on areas with a lot of foliage and or moisture.  We even spray the trees and taller shrubs to rid your yard of these annoyances. Rosie’s has some affordable spray packages. Give us a call or fill out this form and we will measure your area and give you a free quote for our services.

Spring Pest Control Specials

Pest Control Begins Early in the Spring in Memphis

This year with an early spring in Memphis and surrounding areas, early treatments are more important than ever. Pests are already on the move and early treatments can help tremendously in keeping the population under control.  There may still be a few days of freezing temperatures but spring does seem to be coming early this year as evidenced by all the early blooming and budding trees and shrubs.

Package plans make monthly pest control easy and affordable. Save $25 Now!

We offer several plans that include all forms of pest control. We also offer mosquito spray plans to keep your yard comfortable all summer long. We are having a spring event for a limited time for new customers. Sign up for our monthly plans and receive $25 off of your first treatment!

 

Warmer Temps Bring Out Early Pests

Warmer than normal temperatures are causing early pests in Memphis.

Temperatures are warmer than normal in the Memphis area this spring. We are already seeing mosquitoes and other pests awakening from their dormant state. The best advice is to spray early and regularly.  A mosquito spray includes covering the shrubs and turf as well as french drains and other areas where mosquitoes breed and hide.  Our prices vary according to the amount of area we have to cover but we guarantee our prices are some of the best you will find in the Memphis area.  Need a free analysis and estimate? Click this link and fill out the very brief form and we will contact you asap.  Happy spring to you and we would love to be at your service to help you enjoy being outside this spring!

Do Bugs Hibernate In The Winter

Yes! Insects Winter in a Variety of Ways

In general, insects can make it through winter’s cold temperatures the best when the temperatures are stable, not changing drastically through thawing and re-freezing. Many insects will seek shelter and nourishment through the winter in a mixed variety of tiny-habitats. Some of these tiny bug homes are under the dirt, inside the wood of fallen logs and trees, and even in outgrowths of plants. A certain kind of fly is known by fishermen to be present in certain galls in winter, and the fly larvae are smartly used to bait fish.  Layers of snow are very beneficial to insects because snow insulates the soil and turf and keeps the temperature surprisingly consistent. Honeybees have been found to remain partially active in hollow trees through the generation of bee  body heat. They can consume up to 30 pounds of accumulated honey over the winter months which makes this feasible. This heat energy is made by the oxidation of honey, and moved freely in the hive by the wing fanning of worker bees. Insects that are inactive during the winter months undergo a state in which their development, maturation and actions are temporarily delayed, with a rate of metabolism that is elevated enough to make sure they stay alive. This dormant situation is called diapause. In contrast, when vertebrates go through hibernation,  they have minor activity and actually add tissues to their bodies.

Bugs in Memphis May Not Have a Layer of Snow to Hibernate In.

In Memphis, insects may not get a layer of snow to help them stay warm throughout the winter. Insects will seek shelter where they can find it, even inside your home.  Rosie’s Pest Control will provide you with a free inspection for your peace of mind.

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Interesting Bug Facts

Bug facts:

  • While gathering food, a bee may fly up to 60 miles in one day.
  • Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music.
  • Houseflies can taste with their feet — they have taste buds on them.
  • It takes about one hundred Monarch Butterflies to weigh an ounce.
  • The queen of a certain termite species can lay 40,000 eggs per day.
  • To survive the cold of winter months, many insects replace their body water with a chemical called glycerol, which acts as an antifreeze against the temperatures.
  • For every human there are about 1 million ants.
  • Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.
  • A house fly lives for only 14 days.
  • You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  • Bed bugs can live for several months without a blood meal. This means they can linger in furniture for a long time until they are near a human host again.
  • All insects on Earth would outweigh all animals if put on a scale.