10 Unbelievable Pest Facts

Have you ever wondered how many pests there are? Well so have we. We can’t give you the whole list, but we can show you 10 of them and some fun facts about Home Pest Facts you may not know.


  1. Those picnic ruining ants

  • They have a scout that leaves a scent trail for the others to find food. The scout eats what it wants and then leaves the trail as it finds its way back to the colony
  • Some species enslave other ants. They use them to do chores. The queen of one colony may go and kill the queen of another colony and take over, using them as slaves.
  • Ants have been around a very long time. They have been found in fossils that date back 92 million years
  • There are 1.5 million ants for every person on the planet


  1. The disgusting cockroach

  • A cockroach can live underwater for over 30 minutes
  • Cockroaches are so fast they can spread bacteria and germs in a whole house pretty fast
  • At 1 day old they can run almost as fast as their parents
  • American cockroaches love beer
  • In South America the cockroaches can get up to 6 inches long
  • There are 4,000+ species of roaches
  • They can live without food for 1 month but only live for a week without water



  1. Those animal annoying fleas

  • A flea goes through 4 life cycles. That is what makes them so hard to get rid of
  • Fleas can live up to 2 weeks without feeding
  • The queen can lay up to around 20 eggs a day
  • Fleas can jump up to 150 times their length
  • They can have diseases that transmit to humans
  • Some animals can be allergic to them


  1. The head burrowing ticks

  • It can take a tick up to 2 hours to get ready for a blood meal
  • Ticks bury their head just under the skin
  • Ticks can spread more than 1 disease at a time
  • Home remedies do not work on ticks. The best method is using tweezers to dislodge them


  1. Goodnight bedbugs

  • Bedbug babies are clear and very hard if not impossible to see
  • Their saliva is an anesthetic so that you don’t feel them bite
  • After feeding they will hide for up to 10 days
  • They can live 1+ years without feeding


  1. Those sneaky rodents (mice & rats)

  • They only live 3 maybe 4 years
  • Mice and rats are ticklish but their laugh cannot be heard with the human ear
  • Rats dream
  • After mice give birth they can be ready to deliver within 2 day
  • Rats can be affectionate and loyal to their owner


  1. Cool looking spiders

  • The Giant Huntsman spider can have legs up to 12 inches long
  • The bird eating spider is the largest spider that has been found. There are 50,000+ species of spiders in the world
  • They do not have a backbone
  • Water spiders build their web under water. They trap bubbles and take them down to their web
  • Some larger spiders do not weave webs
  • Trapdoor spider burrow into the ground


  1. Termites, Termites, Termites

  • Termites look like white ants
  • They live in mounds. The largest one known is 42 feet tall
  • They have soldiers that protect the mound
  • The soldiers and workers are almost blind
  • The queen lays an egg every second
  • Large mounds can hold around 3 million termites



  1. Wasp, the flying pest

  • Wasps eat plants and meat
  • They are sometimes used for pest control
  • Wasps can keep stinging without dying
  • They are natural construction workers
  • There is a wasp in almost every color


  1. The busy, Busy Bees

  • Honey bees can fly around 20 mph
  • They have nurse bees, bees to bathe and feed the queen, construction workers, guards, Foragers and undertakers
  • 1 bee only produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey
  • The queen only needs to mate 1 time
  • A Queen Bee Can Lay 2,000+ Eggs a Day
  • Drones Die After Mating
  • A hive stays at 93 degree all year round


These 10 different pests are the most annoying but they also serve a purpose. We don’t always understand what that purpose is when the ants get in our food or the termite is chewing on your house.

Hope, you enjoy the Top 10 Amazing Home Pest Facts