Ants —  Interesting Fact
An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a 80kg man had the comparative strength of an ant, he could lift four tons.

Bed Bugs — Interesting Fact
Bed bugs can ingest seven times their own weight in blood, which would be the equivalent of an average-sized male drinking approximately 450 litres of liquid.

Cockroaches — Interesting Fact
A cockroach can live a week without its head. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.

Cockroaches —  Interesting Fact
The German cockroach is not really German. In fact, the Germans call it the Prussian cockroach. It is thought to have originated in Southern Asia.

Fleas —  Interesting Fact
Fleas can survive for months without feeding.

Mosquitoes —  Interesting Fact
Male mosquitoes do not bite humans, but rather live on plant juices and other natural liquids from plants and decomposing organic material.

Rodents — Interesting Fact
Rats can squeeze through a space as small as an inch.

Rodents —  Interesting Fact
Mice can fit through an opening the size of a few centimeters.

Rodents —  Interesting Fact
Mice can jump a foot high.

Rodents —  Interesting Fact
A rat can swim for 3 days before it drowns.

Spiders —  Interesting Fact
Spider silk from some House Spiders has been used to help stop bleeding from wounds, by placing a mat of silk over the wound

Spiders —  Interesting Fact
The most dangerous spider to humans may be the Sydney Funnel Web Spider whose venom is so potent and fast-acting that they could potentially kill a small child within 15 minutes. Since an anti-venom was developed for them there have been no more human deaths.

Spiders —  Interesting Fact
The common belief that the “Daddy Long Legs” spider has the world’s most potent venom is a MYTH. There have been no studies on the venom of this spider to determine its potency, and since it is incapable of biting humans it is of no matter anyhow. The “true” Daddy Long Legs – by the way – is not even a true spider. It is a spider-relative called a Harvestman, and it is not venomous, cannot bite, and is a scavenger in nature.


Termites — Biology
Termites eat non-stop – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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