GENERAL PEST CONTROL

GENERAL PEST CONTROL

Beegone Pest Control provides services for many different pests including ants, bed bugs, bees, fleas, flies, rodents, spiders, and more. If you notice any of the below pests in your home or business, give us a call at (740)250-3567 for a free quote. If you want to learn more about pests, check out some of these facts about pests:

  • When you step on bugs they crunch because their skeleton is on the outside of their body.

  • Insect bites/stings cause 500,000 people to be admitted to the emergency room.

  • Almost two million Americans are allergic to stinging insects. 

  • Without pest control, farmers would be in danger of losing over ½ their crops because pests could consume that much.

  • Without pest control services, food sanitation, regulation, and health regulations would not be possible.

  • There are 3,000 different kinds of insects — that is more than all the other plant and animal species combined.

  • With all of the variety of insects, only 1% are considered to be harmful to humans.

  • Many insects are beneficial and considered harmless. Example: We need bees to pollinate the flowers and plants; otherwise, they would not have a way to reproduce.

  • Locusts have the ability to eat their own weight in food in a single day, whereas people eat their own body weight in about six months.

  • Many insects create a chemical known as glycerol to replace their water in the winter months. Glycerol protects the insects against the cold by acting as antifreeze.

  • Don’t be fooled by the name: Kissing bugs are not romantic. They bite and suck blood while their victim is sleeping.

ANTS

  • Ants don’t sleep

  • When the only queen ant dies, the entire colony dies.

  • Ants can lift up to 20 times its own body weight.

  • There are approximately 1 million ants for every human.

  • Ants move their jaws sideways, in a scissor-like motion, to get the juices from the food, because they can’t chew.

  • It takes approximately 3-6 years for ant colonies to reach their full capacity of 2,000. Once this is achieved, satellite colonies are formed.

  • Once the queen ant mates for the first time, she will lose her wings and never fly again.

  • Ants can communicate with each other about many things, but more importantly danger and directions to food.

  • Ants are the #1 nuisance pest in the United States.

  • More than ½ of homeowners said they have/had a problem with ants in the past.

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COCKROACHS

  • Cockroaches can still live for a few days with their heads being detached from their bodies.

  • Praying mantises are related to cockroaches.

  • 7-8% of the general public has some type of allergens to cockroaches.

  • The third most common reason for childhood asthmas is cockroach allergen.

  • Cockroaches and flies are among the filthiest/nastiest insects.

  • Cockroaches carry millions of bacteria and pathogens.

  • Cockroaches are older than dinosaurs by 80 million years! The earliest fossil of cockroaches is about 280 million years old.

  • The most common roach is the German cockroach and it is found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants.

  • Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour.

  • In a single mating season, American cockroaches can produce 6-14 egg capsules of which each capsule contains 14-16 eggs each.

  • Cockroaches will thirst to death before they starve to death. They can go without food for a solid month but can survive around a week without water.

  • Alcoholic drinks, especially beer, attract the American cockroach.

  • 1 out of every 4 people has some type of sensitivity to cockroaches.

SPIDERS

  • There are 35,000 species of spiders, 27 species are known to have caused human fatalities.

  • Some male spiders pluck their cobwebs like a guitar, to attract female spiders.

  • Black Widow spider silk was used for making the cross hairs in bomb sites of World War II aircraft.