Critterpedia Trivia

Critterpedia Trivia

You’d be surprised what you could learn by reading through our Critterpedia. Pests can be just as fascinating as they are dangerous – here are just a few things you probably didn’t know.

  • Silverfish can live as long as eight years.
  • Centipedes are carnivores.
  • Twenty-five species of scorpions can kill human beings.
  • Argentine ants tend aphid colonies – they are ranchers!
  • Norway rats are common on every continent except Antartica, making them the second most successful mammal on the planet (we’re still first).
  • Pharoah Ants are a big problem for hospitals because their small size means they can get into wounds undetected.

 

There’s more! Take a read through the Critterpedia. It can also help you identify any pests you have around the house or office.

EPA Lists Roaches as Asthma Complicator

From the Environmental Protection Agency Website

“Droppings or body parts of cockroaches and other pests can trigger asthma. Certain proteins are found in cockroach feces and saliva and can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma symptoms in some individuals. Cockroaches are commonly found in crowded cities and the southern regions of the United States. Cockroach allergens likely play a significant role in asthma in many urban areas.”

This is just one of the problems that can be caused by cockroaches, and it can severely effect your children.

Does Diatomaceous Earth Really Work?

From Pest Control Technology

Diatomaceous earth is often cited as a safe and effective alternative for battling bed bugs. Dozens of Internet sites tout it as a cheap, eco-friendly option for those unable or unwilling to hire a professional. Advocacy for DE is not limited to online marketing sites. Government and academic institutions also sometimes recommend diatomaceous earth as part of a “comprehensive integrated bed bug management program”. But the question remains – does it really work? This test says no, and lets us know why. READ MORE

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