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Interesting Facts About Houston Pests

Pest Control Houston TX Ants – Roaches – Pest Facts


Pest Control Houston TX

Houston Pests Fascinating? Maybe -- Maybe Not --


Do You Know these Facts About Houston Pests?

Insects can be especially fascinating if that is your field of study or if you are a professional  Houston pest control company.

However, insects that invade your home or business are likely just considered to be PESTS!

Most people do not want bugs running amuck in their homes…and for good reason –

Besides having a fear of these home invaders, some pests can bring along dangers that must be avoided.

Here are some interesting facts about some of the pests that you may encounter in Texas…

Fire Ants

• Flooding in Texas may be bad for some insects, but not for fire ants. These ants link themselves together as a colony making a make-shift lifeboat. They travel where the water takes them and re-establish their colony in their newly deposited location.

• Fire ants cause over $750 million dollars in damages each year to American crops, livestock, households, and food products.

• A large colony of red fire ants is so powerful that it is able to sting and sometimes kill livestock. Humans often suffer an allergic reaction to their sting as well and may need immediate medical attention.

Cockroaches

• Most pests prefer to eat sweets, but in a pinch, a hungry cockroach will eat just about anything it encounters. Glue, toothpaste, hair, soap, book bindings, and leather are only some of the things that cockroaches find to be a tasty treat!

Cockroaches can live for weeks without food, but take away their water supply and they are dead within a week.

• Cockroaches can survive for a week or two without its head. It dies when it dehydrates or when mold takes over its body.

Carpenter Ants

• The carpenter ant is destructive, but it does not eat wood like termites do. Instead these pests carve through wood sources to create their nests and galleries for their young.

• The favorite food of carpenter ants is the honeydew that they receive from aphids. As a trade-off, carpenter ants will feed and protect aphids so they can receive this sugary treat.

• Carpenter ants are the largest species of ant in the United States. Some carpenter ants can grow up to an inch in length.

Although interesting to some, when insects invade your Texas home or business you need the help of a Houston pest control expert —

Call on Protex Pest Control for professional pest control services:

Kingwood / Houston Pest Control – 281-440-5355

The Woodlands / Spring Pest Control – 281- 370-4772

Montgomery / Conroe Pest Control – 936-273-0505

Tomball / Cypress Pest Control – 281-370-4772

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