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Question & Answer

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 by pelican

What pest can burrow straight into the ground?

ANSWER: Rats! Rats are clever pests that are capable of digging three feet straight into the ground. They have also been known to chew through building materials such as glass, cinder block, wire, aluminum and lead and climb inside pipes with diameters between one-half and four inches.

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Question & Answer

Posted on: September 21st, 2012 by pelican

What pest can burrow straight into the ground?

ANSWER: Rats! Rats are clever pests that are capable of digging three feet straight into the ground. They have also been known to chew through building materials such as glass, cinderblock, wire, aluminum and lead and climb inside pipes with diameters between one-half and four inches.

Question & Answer

Posted on: August 24th, 2012 by pelican

Where do mosquitoes get West Nile Virus?

ANSWER: Mosquitoes get West Nile Virus from birds that have the infection. The reason that mosquitoes get most of the attention is that they are responsible for spreading the virus to people. There is no history of sick birds spreading the virus to humans.

 

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Question & Answer

Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by pelican

What pest can live without drinking water?

 

ANSWER: House mice do not need to drink water to survive. They get all the nutrition they need from food. These mice prefer eating nuts, grains and sweets and are not particularly fond of cheese!

 

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Question & Answer

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by pelican

Can flies bite people?

 

 

ANSWER: As flies do not have teeth or a stinger, they cannot bite people. They do have needle-like hooks that they can push into victims. This sometimes feels like a sting or a bite but no teeth or stingers are involved. These hooks help them to make food easier to eat but can also spread diseases. Flies have been known to spread tuberculosis, typhoid fever and diarrhea.

 

 

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Question & Answer

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by pelican

Do pests have to bite, sting, or crawl on people to make them sick?

ANSWER: No, surprisingly enough, you can get a pest-related sickness without ever coming into direct contact with a pest! Cockroach allergens, which consist of droppings, shed skins and secretions, have been shown to trigger asthma attacks in children.

 

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Question & Answer

Posted on: May 24th, 2012 by pelican

What pest has a boiling-hot response when attacked?

 

ANSWER: The bombardier beetle can shoot boiling chemicals at its attacker if it feels like it is in danger. The spray is extremely smelly and can reach temperatures of 100 degrees Celsius.

 

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Question & Answer

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by pelican

Which disease creates a bull’s eye around the original bite?

ANSWER: Ticks spread Lyme Disease and often the first sign is a bull’s eye rash around the bite. Other clues include fever, chills, headache and extreme tiredness.

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Question & Answer

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by pelican

Do ants damage property?

 

ANSWER: Yes, besides ruining human food, some species of ants can damage wood in and around homes. These carpenter ants like to make their nests in porches, roofs, windowsills and telephone poles.

 

Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

Question & Answer

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by pelican

Can bees eat wood?

ANSWER: A special type of bee can dig tunnels in wood to make its home. The carpenter bee prefers wood that is at least two inches thick and relatively soft. Carpenter bee tunnels are perfectly round and usually have piles of wood dust underneath them.

 

Source: http://www.pestworld.org/

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