Pests are gross and creepy for a number of reasons, but they also pose a threat to your health because they can transmit different diseases. Most of us try our best to keep them out of our homes and off of our properties, but as pest experts, we have come to learn more about common pests and their habits that make them truly unique. Valor Pest Solutions experts have rounded up six pretty gross pest facts that we bet you didn't know.
Yes, you read that right. Cockroaches can survive for up to a week without their heads. This is because they breathe through small holes in their bodies, rather than through their mouths. Next time you want to use the term, “running like a chicken with its head cut off,” you can swap it for a cockroach!
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and one of the reasons is because they can survive for up to a year without feeding. They can also survive in a wide range of temperatures, making them incredibly resilient. Make sure that you get proper bed bugs treatment with Valor to eradicate these elusive pests.
House flies are one of the most common pests, and they're also one of the grossest. Before they eat, they vomit on their food, which helps them break it down and digest it. If they happen to do this in your home, they could contaminate your food. Be sure to close doors and check screens for tears to keep flies out as best as possible.
Rats are excellent swimmers and can swim for up to three days straight. They can also hold their breath for up to three minutes, making it easy for them to swim through sewer systems and other waterways. This makes infiltrating your home a fairly simple task for them. Call Valor for a pest inspection to ensure that you take care of your home before it’s infested.
Ants are small, but they're incredibly strong. They can carry objects up to 50 times their body weight, which is equivalent to a human carrying a car. They use this strength when they break into your pantry, stealing what they can carry of your food. Avoid ants with Valor’s ant control solutions.
Mosquitoes are attracted to a wide range of scents, but did you know that they're particularly attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas? This is because bananas contain compounds that mosquitoes find irresistible. When the mosquitoes start coming out, swap your bananas for something with garlic in it in hopes to deter mosquitoes from biting you.
We all know that pests are often strange and gross, and sometimes even downright terrifying. But by knowing these gross facts about pests, you can better understand how to keep them out of your home each year. If you need help with pest control, contact our team at Valor Pest Solutions for expert assistance. We'll help you get rid of these pesky critters all year round!
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