Dogs And Cats Aren’t The Only Ones Bothered By Fleas

Fleas aren’t just a problem for man’s best friend. These pests, which commonly appear in warmer months, feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. Typically biting human beings, fleas can cause itchy, unsightly marks as well as severe allergic reactions. Fleas tend...

More Pest Trivia

For our trivia-loving friends . . . In Mexico you might find pulgas vestidas, or “dressed fleas” for sale. Fleas are dressed in tiny costumes and posed holding tiny loaves of bread, tools, or other items. Scorpion babies crawl on top of their mother and live there for...

Did You Know…

Did you know . . . The average mosquito has 47 teeth. Conservative estimates place as many as 14,000 people each year in the U.S. bitten by rats. It can take up to 3 years for a varied carpet beetle to grow from an egg to an adult, and adults only live between 13-44...

Pest Facts

As many as 100 people die as a result of bee and wasp stings each year. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a 175-pound man had the comparative strength of an ant, he could lift four tons. There are 1,830 different kinds of fleas known throughout the...

Pest Threat Quiz – Part 3

Last round! How have you been doing? Test your Pest Threat knowledge! (Answers below) QU. #1: Which disease creates a bull’s eye around the original bite? QU. #2: Do pests have to bite, sting, or crawl on people to make them sick? QU. #3: What pest has killed more...

What’s Bugging Your Pets?

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dogs and humans. Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals. They infest both household pests and wild animals. Fleas...