Facts About 4 Types of Insects We Bet You Didn’t Know

Insects are one of the most successful creatures on the planet, having been around for hundreds of millions of years. They are simple creatures, which is one reason they are so successful. Complete Pest Solutions offers the best insect and pest control in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Ohio. Below, we’ll take a look at some facts about four types of insect you may not have known, and call for a free estimate today!


All ants live in colonies. Most are wingless, except for the queen and reproducing males. One type of ant, the bulldog ant, can jump up to seven times the length of its body. There are more ants than any other type of insect on the planet, with estimates by experts at around 10 quadrillion all over the world.


First, spiders are not insects. Many people get this confused. Insects have six legs and three body parts, whereas spiders have eight legs and only two body parts. All spiders produce silk, and they are nearsighted. That being said, certain species of spiders can see spectrums we cannot and can see UVA and UVB light.

Ants on leaf

Bee on flower


Bees & Wasps

Bees are useful insects that not only pollinate millions of plants, but they also produce honey, which many of us love. Their wings beat 190 times a second, which is 11,400 times a minute. One honey bee colony can produce around 100kg of honey every year, which is about 220 jars. There are some types of bees and wasps that do not live in colonies.


Mosquitoes are perhaps the most despised pests. Over 1 million people die every  year from mosquito-borne illnesses, and the bites they leave behind are annoying to say the least. Did you know that mosquitoes are attracted to smelly feet? Mosquitoes have four stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and finally the adult.


Insects are fascinating creatures, and some have benefits for humans. However, many types of insects are pests, eating crops and causing illnesses that can affect the quality of life for many. Complete Pest Solutions offers our pest control services in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Ohio. Call for a free estimate today!