Our little secret

Did you know that most dust particles in your home are made up of dead skin? That you are born with 300 bones but by the time you’re an adult you only have 206? Or that Coca Cola would be green if not for coloring?

The world is filled with amazing facts and some are downright funny while others seem absolutely impossible. In the bug world there is already so many things that we do not know so it stands to reason that there are many kinds of these facts we’ll be figuring out with time to come. With this in mind I gathered a select few amazing facts that I thought you might find interesting and just might make you the life of the next party you attend. After all who wouldn’t think a cool person like you spouting off amazing facts isn’t just the smartest, best looking entomologists they’ve ever met? You won’t even need the pocket protector or the thick dark rimmed glasses. Now you don’t have to tell them where you got these gems, we can make that our little secret.

Did you know

At one feeding a mosquito swells up to 1 1/2 times its size.
Termites can’t digest wood-they need a organism inside them to do this for them
Venom of the smaller scorpions is more toxic than of the larger
A queen bee only uses her stinger to sting another queen
Ants don’t sleep
The heart of a mouse beats 650 times per minute
A katydid hears through holes in its hind legs
The average house fly lives 2 weeks
Rats can tell the difference between 2 different human languages
Mosquitos are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color
Bats always turn left when exiting the cave
A rodents teeth never stop growing
The only food a cockroach won’t eat is a cucumber
A moth has no stomach
Slugs have 4 noses
Bees have 2 stomachs
Even a small amount of alcohol will drive a scorpion crazy & it will sting itself to death
Dragon flies have 6 legs but cannot walk
Ant eaters prefer termites
Rats cannot vomit
A flies wings cannot beat when it lands
Mosquitos prefer blondes to brunettes, children to adults
Honey is the only food that will not spoil
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts and worms like fried bacon
Termites emit more methane gas than any other organism on earth
Snails breathe through their feet

Finally, did you know that if every reader told 3 friends about pestcemetery.com we would have over 350,000 hits per year. I know we said this was our little secret but, maybe we can let this one go this time.

Update as of 2-4-2011

Thanks to YOU my loyal readers we smashed the above numbers and this year is already off to a record pace. Thank you so much for reading and sharing my blog. Come join me on Facebook at a little group I started where you can join discussion, ask questions and hear from other pest control professionals. I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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  • I didn’t know snails had feet. See you learn something new every day! Thanks

  • The Bug Doctor

    I guess I should have said ‘foot’ but it still just doesn’t seem right. To be honest I’ve never turned one over and counted.
    Apparently the part underneath is called a foot and has a small hole for breathing. I do have a trip planned to a bat cave though- I’ll be on the ‘right’ side of the entrance.