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Bug Facts to Impress the Kiddos!

We at Presidio Pest Management LOVE talking about bugs and love grossing out and impressing our kiddos with our vast knowledge. Bugs are pretty fascinating! To celebrate your young ones going back to school, how about sharing with them with some pretty awesome facts about creepy crawlies? Here are some pretty amazing facts to impress the kids!

1) A Ladybug might eat more than 5,000 insects in its lifetime!
2) The first living creatures to be sent into space were Fruit Flies.
3) Dragonflies have been on earth for 300 million years!
4) A bee’s wings beat 190 times a second, that’s 11,400 times a minute.
5) Caterpillars have 12 eyes!
6) One dung beetle can drag 1,141 times its weight – that’s like a human pulling twelve school buses!
7) A single honey bee colony can produce around 45 pounds of honey each year – that’s 220 jars!
8) An ant-eating assassin bug piles its victims onto its body to scare predators.
9) Large groups of fireflies sometimes flash in unison.
10) Grasshoppers existed before dinosaurs!
11) Mosquitoes are attracted to smelly feet! EWWW!
12) Speaking of feet, Butterflies taste with their feet.
13) Grasshoppers have special organs in their hind legs that store energy for jumping.
14) A hornet’s favorite food is a…bee!
15) When mating, females of some praying mantis species will actually eat the male mantis.

Be sure to share with us which creepy crawly fact impressed the kiddos! We look forward to hearing your little ones reactions to the exciting and fascinating world of insects!!!

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