SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HOUSEHOLD INSECTS
The Chennai population is losing 50 liters of blood every night when 5 mosquitoes bite a man or women.
More people died due to mosquito borne malaria than the casualities of two world wars put together.
Cockroaches are first to arrive on earth about 350 million years ago. A cockroach with its head cut, can live for weeks. Biggest cockroach measures 7 inches and weighs 33.5g.
A house fly harbors on its body over 50 million microbes at any time and can transmit mechanically harmful bacteria.
A pair of housefly will reproduce and become 191,010,000,000,000,000,000 numbers in 6 months if assured with no predation, no disease and no other limiting factors.
Rats devour 16 % of food grains produced in india every year.
An estimate says 30 rats are born against one human baby per second.
Rats population in india is estimated to be 4 times the Indian population.
Rats are good swimmers; climbers, can squeeze through less than ½ inch space.
A field ant nest is located 6 feet below ground level and may occupy ¼ of an acre.
Termites are capable of reversing their growth phase and a pre soldier can become a secondary queen when necessary arises.
A lizard can hang over a blade of grass or run over glass vertical surface without falling.