Bed bugs are infamous for hiding out inside mattresses, bedsheets, couches, and luggage. It is from these hiding spots that they monitor the nearby area for potential blood meals, which they can detect from the CO2 and warmth emitted from human bodies. However, bed bugs are also capable of hiding in a number of unexpected places, like the cracks and crevices of a lamp, on stuffed animals, and yes, even electronics.
Besides being a nuisance for pets, ticks can pose a danger to humans. Ticks are known to spread certain diseases, such as Lyme disease, when they feed on the blood of their victims. It is important to note that not all ticks carry all diseases, however, when they do, they are specific to that species of tick. You may have even heard of a certain tick, the lone star tick, being able to spread a meat allergy to unsuspecting humans. But is this actually true?
It’s common knowledge that bees serve as essential pollinators for much of the world’s food and flowers. Hornets are another type of insect that helps pollinate some of the plants found in the United States. And because bees make honey in addition to pollinating plants, you may be left to wonder, do hornets also make honey?
Along with warm weather and flowering plants, spring brings an increase in the number of stinging pests seen around homes. Though some of these insects are considered to be essential members of our local ecosystems for their pollination of flowers and other vegetation, it can still be distressing to find a hive full of stinging pests inside or nearby your home.
Some insects, like crickets, chirp. Some insects, like bees, buzz. And some insects, like the famous cicada, really buzz. But what else do you know about the cicada besides its infamous noise? Keep reading to learn a little bit more about this interesting insect.