A Bug’s Love Affair with Food | Benton Pest Control

A Bug's Love Affair

Not every bug is the same, though some may say they’re equally annoying. Most of the time each bug searches for something different when it comes to food. Spiders skip the sugary treats and have more of an appetite for bigger bugsAnts, on the other hand, have a serious love affair with all things sweet. As for cockroaches, they’re more apt to “spread the love” when it comes to munchies.

When our Clark Exterminating team inspects for pests, we strive to wipe out any of these love-hungry pests. Your DIY method probably isn’t enough to eliminate the infatuation as long as you keep goodies stashed in your home. That’s when it’s time to call in the pros. We’re experts in rejecting pests from Benton to Jacksonville.

Here’s a little education on what’s behind some bugs’ love affairs:

Ants are loyal
Certain ant species protect anything – plants or other insects – just to survive. Rather than attacking any insect that they see, an ant colony will play the field for the best food option. As long as they’re benefitting from the “food relationship,” they’ll remain loyal in order to protect their colony.

Cockroaches aren’t picky
Cockroaches will eat just about anything.  Though they love sugary foods, they’re not very faithful to them. In fact, they’ll even eat things like wallpaper, leather, or bookbindings! If they can’t get their little legs on actual food, they’ll survive by eating away at anything in your home.

Some spider relationships are scarily one-sided
Male spiders risk being eaten by their female mates. It’s not the typical relationship, but a hungry female spider is likely to consume male spiders if they present unwanted attention. Can you imagine how that would play out in the human world? Certain spiders are able to gauge whether or not they can approach female spiders. But others might not be so lucky and, thus, become the next meal rather than a suitor.

Ticks are clingy
If you find a tick on your body, you won’t be able to just flick it off. They firmly plant themselves in your skin as they indulge in your warm, rich blood. The best way get rid of these clingy insects is to use fine-tipped tweezers or a hot match. Sometimes they leave behind a germ-filled mouth paste, so be sure to clean the affected area thoroughly after removal. It’s vital to make sure you remove the head of the tick from your skin to avoid the risk of infection.

It’s hard to understand a bug’s infatuation with food. That’s why our team at Clark Exterminating is here to break down the “bug love” before you ever have to deal with it.

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