Today is World Pest Day! On this colossal day, we celebrate all those fun species that keep us in business. Our goal with TAP® Pest Control Insulation is simple – we want to protect your home, your health, and your wallet. Here are some interesting pest facts to make the day interesting:
Earwigs: There are 25 types of earwig species in the United States.
Termites: Termites cost homeowners and businesses more than $5 billion dollars in structural damage per year in the United States alone.
House Cricket: While you might not see them during the day, you will definitely hear them at night. Their loud chirping noise is caused by rubbing their front wings together to attract females.
Millipedes: Millipedes can have between 30 to 90 or more pairs of legs depending on the species.
Cockroach: Relative to its body size, the American Cockroach can run four times faster than a cheetah.
Sowbugs: Moisture is vital of a Sowbug’s or Pillbug’s survival.
Silverfish: The courting and mating ritual consists of three phases: Antennae touching, the chase, and the side-by-side line-up. Talk about crazy relationships, huh?
Centipedes: Centipedes always have an odd number of pairs of legs.
For more, check out this list of pests that invade homes and strange facts about them. Have a bug problem? Contact one of our providers and ask for TAP® Pest Control Insulation TODAY!