Did you know scorpions glow a fluorescent green under a blacklight? And Houseflies flap their wings 200 times/second? Learn fun facts about bugs, insects, and rodents on the Croach blog.

Do Any of These Phobias Bug You?

So, let’s face it: Some of you are terrified of creepy-crawly bugs and filthy, disease-ridden rats. Bug phobias are quite common. Since we cherish our pest-phobic customers we wanted to share some of our “favorite” phobias with you. Have you heard of any of these? Acarophobia: Fear of insects that cause itching bites, such as mosquitoes, bed bugs, and fleas. Arachnophobia: You’ve probably heard of the fear of spiders. Have you seen the film of the same name? Probably the … Read More

Fun Facts About Ants, Earwigs, and Praying Mantis

Do you love bugs? We do. Insects far outnumber humans and are critical to the existence of our world. A small segment of the insect population carry disease, pose health concerns, damage our crops or property, or cause other problems. Croach® steps in to help eliminate and prevent the little buggers from interfering in our way of life. But most insects are wonderful and surprising creatures. Here are some fun insect facts you’ll appreciate as you learn more about the … Read More

The Amazing Dragonfly

There are approximately 2,875 discovered species of dragonflies in the world – about 315 in North America. Dragonflies are between one to five inches and come in many colors. They are not poisonous or venomous. They cannot sting you and they are not aggressive. If in rare circumstances, a dragonfly gets close to your skin and bites you, all you’ll feel is a tiny pinch with no lasting effects. Fun Dragonfly Facts Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects – … Read More

More Pest Control Myths – What’s True and What’s Not!

Over the years, we’ve heard just about every pest control myth you can imagine. With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering which stories are true and which are not. Read along as we separate the truth from the myth. Pest Control Myth vs Truth Myth: Cockroaches only live in unclean places. Truth: Although these insects like it dirty, they can thrive anywhere. A tidy home will do, as long as they have easy access to food. Myth: … Read More

Pest Control Myths

If you’re reading this blog, you probably have a few questions about pest control, and whether you should hire a pest control professional. Or, perhaps you’re just wondering if what you’ve seen in those Tom and Jerry cartoons is true. Do mice actually like cheese? We’ll answer these questions and debunk some common pest control myths below. Pest Control Myths Myth: The best way to lure mice into traps is with cheese. Truth: Save your cheddar, and spare the Swiss … Read More

Build a Better Mouse Trap

“Build a better mouse trap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” This quote, commonly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, is as true today as when it was originated in the late 19th century. Throughout American history, we’ve constantly searched for new ways to improve upon the lowly and simple mouse trap. In fact, since 1838, there have been more patents issued for these traps than any other device – over 4,400 of them. These patents cover a wide … Read More

Tips for Getting Rid of Flies in your House!

Getting rid of flies in your home is probably a priority. They are mostly a nuisance and quite obnoxious to be around. Knowing what they are generally attracted to also makes them a disgusting insect. Interesting Facts About Flies Being small in stature, houseflies usually only grow to a 1/4 of an inch long. Normally gray, they also have 4 dark stripes on the back side of their bodies. Houseflies only have 1 pair of membranous wings, unlike other flying … Read More

Mice and Cockroaches: Most Common Household Pests

Mice and Cockroaches in Your Home By the time you see mice and cockroaches in your home, you will have many more that you have not seen. They are not out in the open and most of them are smart enough to wait until it is dark and quiet to come out to look for food. A study revealed that one house out of every ten have signs that two specific critters are in them. Mice and Cockroaches are the … Read More

Fun Spider Facts

With Halloween on its way, you may begin to see people decorating the outside of their homes with giant faux spider webs that drape across their bushes, trees, or walkways. While these are fun decorations, no one wants to walk through a real spider web. Spider webs are sometimes very beautiful in their design and fun to look at. Most of the time spider webs are described as creepy or spooky, but there are some interesting facts about spider webs … Read More

Early History of Pest Extermination

Past Methods of Pest Extermination At one time or another, you will come into contact with some type of pest or insect that has gained access into your home, requiring pest extermination. The common house ant that is marching around your kitchen pantry with his buddies or the unsightly cockroach that is crawling out from under your laundry room door are both great examples of nuisances that we routinely deal with as homeowners. Luckily we live in a day and … Read More

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