February 11, 2015
Pest Athletes That You Never Want to Have in Your Home
Book a Pest Control Service If You See Any of These “Uninvited Guests” on Your Property
This post will tell you a bit more about several “pest athletes” that can compete for the golden medal this spring. Hurry up to read it and book a pest control service in order to save you from their colonies!
- Whirligig beetle. This bug is the best swimmer in town. Its mid and hind legs have microscopic hairs that increase its surface which means that it has greater swimming thrust. It has eyes that make it possible to see both in the air above and in the water.
- Cockroach. This is the fastest bug that you can ever meet around your home. The top speed of American cockroaches is 50’. They run on a tripod gait, so they only have legs on the ground. Just to help you make a comparison, if cockroaches were the size of a human, their top speed would be more than 200 miles per hour.
- Rhinoceros beetle. This is the strongest bug. It can pull 850 times its own weight. To maintain their strength, these bugs feed on fruit and nectar. So, be careful not to leave any juice containers open when they are out of your fridge as this may attract them.
- Praying mantis. This bug is the best fighter, so stay away. Mantids can turn their heads at 180 degrees to scan their surroundings. In order to scan the environment they are in, they use 2 large compound eyes and 3 simplae eyes. Their legs are equipped with spikes for snaring prey and pinning it in place. If you frighten them directly, they stand tall and spread their forelegs with their wings fanning out wide.
- Termites. They are the best wood-eaters and do not mind living around people, although this does not make them very social. They would never attack you but the property damage they cause can cost you a lot.
If you see any of these pests on the territory of your property in Lodi, CA, we highly recommend you to call a pest control service provider and book an inspection as soon as possible. To work with one of the most reliable companies in town, you should contact A-1 Exterminators at (209) 333-3311! We will be glad to consult you over the phone and schedule an appointment for a time and date which are convenient for you!