Happy Halloween!

In honor of Halloween, we wanted to share a few weird and creepy facts about pests according to the Science Channel.

  1. Grasshopper Ears:  Certain types of grasshoppers and crickets have their ears on their front legs.
  2. Ants Marching:  Only three kinds of animals fight battles in formation – humans, crows and ants.
  3. Wasp Hunters:  There are wasp species that hunt other types of dangerous predators, like praying mantids and tarantulas.
  4. Mosquitoes:  Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.
  5. Fly Taste Buds:  Houseflies can taste with their feet – they have taste buds on them.
  6. Sleeping Wasps:  Some wasps sleep (and even hibernate for months) while hanging by their teeth.
  7. Termite Mounds:  African termite mounds can be up to 40 feet high and use an intricate system of ventilation shafts to control the temperature inside.
  8. Indian Moon Moths:  Indian Moon Moths are able to smell the pheromones of a potential mate over six miles away.
  9. Termite Queens:  Termite queens can lay up to 30,000 eggs a day, and can live for several years.
  10. Midge Larvae:  Larvae of one type of midge can survive for three days in liquid nitrogen.  The temperature of liquid nitrogen is -321 degrees Fahrenheit.

Happy Halloween!!