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Smithsonian Museum: Did You Know These Fun Insect Facts?

When it comes to NJ & NYC pest control, the more you know about insects, the better. The Smithsonian Museum recently released an insect trivia quiz that you can use to test your knowledge. You should head over there now and answer the questions. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find the answers.

How did you do?

Why do You Need to Know About Pests?

Do You Know These Fun Facts?
Do You Know These Fun Facts?

When most people think about pests, they think about things like bed bugs, raccoons and mice or rats. You may think along the same lines. However, there are really many more different types of pests that you need to be aware of. If you’re not, you won’t know what steps you should take to get rid of them.

Taking the time to expand your knowledge can help you tremendously in the future.

What to do if You Encounter an NJ & NYC Pest Control Problem

If you do encounter an NJ & NYC pest control issue, professional help is what you need.

For many types of pests, it can appear that you’ve taken care of the problem, when you really haven’t. Things may get better for a few days, and then the problem will come back, worse than it was before.

Our professionals know how to attack a pest problem at the source. Here at Stern Environmental, we use only the most modern methods. Would you like to know more? Contact us.

University of Kentucky: Did You Know These Cool Insect Facts?

University of Kentucky: Did You Know These Cool Insect Facts?
University of Kentucky: Did You Know These Cool Insect Facts?

Sometimes it’s just nice to take a break from being upset about a pest problem and look at some cool facts about insects. They really are incredible creatures, and there is so much to learn from them.

Cool Facts About Bugs

Did you know that:

• There are more than 1,000,000 species of insects in the world?

• Insects actually outnumber animals 4 to 1?

• A dragonfly has about 30,000 lenses in each eye?

• The tropical stick insect is the longest of them all, at 13 inches long?

• The goliath beetle of Africa is the heaviest insect, weighing about 1/4 of a pound?

• The cockroach is the fastest insect, and can run at speeds up to a foot per second?

Cockroaches are also the oldest insects, dating back 300 million years?

Yes, insects are very interesting. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t need NJ & NYC pest control specialists to take care of an insect problem when one arises.

Your NJ & NYC Pest Control Specialists

When you have a pest problem, it doesn’t really matter how interesting the bugs are. You just want them taken care of. If you’re not experienced, this can be a big hassle for you. Not to mention, you run the risk of the problem returning over and over again.

Here at Stern Environmental, we make sure the job is done the right way. If you need help, please contact us today.

Weird Insect Facts You Never Wanted to Know

Insect Facts
Insect Facts

Insects are universal and have been part of the planet’s ecosystem since time began. They each have their roll in the environment but when they encroach into our homes, that’s a different matter.

In our part of the world, some of the best-known insects with distinctive personalities and reputations include cockroaches, bedbugs, mosquitoes, bees, ants, spiders, and a long list of “other” insects.

While we may know some of the basic characteristics of insects residing in our area, there are quite a few with fun and interesting facts surrounding some of these same creepy crawlies.

  • Adult bedbugs can go for an entire year without feeding
  • Ants live in colonies that can consist of a half million residents
  • Blondes have more fun especially with mosquitoes who prefer them to brunettes
  • Every spider web is unique with no two ever the same
  • Black widow venom packs more of a punch than that of a rattlesnake
  • Queen ants can live 15 years
  • Honeybees are responsible for more deaths worldwide than poisonous snake bites
  • Citronella hurts a mosquitoes feet
  • Ants do not need to sleep
  • Your bed may hold billions of dust mites
  • Get out of the way of flying dragonflies that can hit speeds of 50 to 60 mph

Contact our staff at Stern at your earliest convenience by phone, email, or the online form on our website and let us take care of your pest problems, ASAP.

Insect Trivia – We Bet You Didn’t Know These

Insect Facts
Insect Facts

Some of these bits of insect trivia will surprise you. Some will probably make you squeamish. There are a few that may make you reluctant to crawl into bed. But they may come in handy if you are ever a contestant on Jeopardy. So check out these interesting and somewhat disturbing insect facts. Then give the experts at Stern Environmental Group a call so you can rest easy.

1. Ants are highly organized, constantly busy, and very sociable. They live in colonies with as many as 500,000 ants.

2. Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other insect or animal. They carry malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and yellow fever.

3. Bedbugs can survive for an entire year without food. What food do they wait to get? You

4. Honeybees kill more people than all poisonous snakes combined.

5. Mammals have red blood, lobsters have blue blood, and insects have yellow blood.

6. A cockroach is able to live for a week after being decapitated.

7. The average bed is home to about 6 billion dust mites.

With more than 17 years of experience providing commercial pest control services in New Jersey, New York, and some parts of Connecticut, the experts at Stern Environmental Group have the knowledge and experience needed to protect you and your business. Contact us today to discuss which pest control option is right for your location.