Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction-Bug Myths. In the world of bugs, fiction is commonly are spouted as fact! Learning the difference between the two can be quite an adventure. So much of the information that we grew up believing to be true has been dispelled. Just to prove our point, can you spot the facts from the fiction?

  • Mosquitoes transmit HIV.
  • Termites are closely related to ants.
  • The daddy long-legs is among the most venomous of all spiders.
  • A bee’s stinger can continue to inject venom even after it has been separated from the insect itself.
  • Butterflies and moths can’t fly if you rub the scales of their wings.
  • Ultrasonic devices help keep pests out of your kitchen.
  • Camel spiders scream like babes, inject toxins and prey on GI’s in Iraq.
  • Twenty-five percent of the protein in our diet is from swallowing spiders that crawl in our mouths at night.
  • Copper pennies cure bee stings.
  • Chiggers burrow under your skin and suck your blood.
  • Daddy longlegs are spiders.
  • An ant-eating assassin bug piles its victims onto its body to scare predators.
  • You can tell how old a ladybug is by the number of spots on its wings.
  • It’s illegal to harm a praying mantis.
  • Ladybugs eat other insects.
  • Large groups of Fireflies flash their light in unison.
  • Smelly feet attract Mosquitos.

Were you able to pick out the truth from the fiction? You might be surprised to learn that only five of the statements listed are fact and the rest are fictions. But which ones are they? Do you know? Would you like some help?

The Facts!

  • Smelly feet attract Mosquitos.
  • Large groups of Fireflies flash their light in unison.
  • Ladybugs eat other insects.
  • An ant-eating assassin bug piles its victims onto its body to scare predators.
  • A bee’s stinger can continue to inject venom even after it has been separated from the insect itself.

We Know Our Bugs

Knowing is half the battle and knowledge is key! Fortunately, RH Miller Pest Services has been immersed in the Central Florida area in cities like Longwood for over a quarter of a century. Home or business, our experts will get to the root of the problem and find a solution. As with all of our services, our process starts with a free estimate. Call our offices today @ 321-316-3971 set up your free estimate! No one should have to share a space with any sort of pests!

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