It may come as a surprise but Tithonus did not really shrivel up until he turned into the first cicada bug. That’s a myth, a Greek one actually. Okay, maybe it didn’t really surprise you but maybe it will surprise you that daddy-long-legs mouths are not too small to bite and their venom is not lethal. This one surprised me. I played with those long-legged spiders as a little girl knowing that I was quite brave holding something so deadly.
Here are some other myths I’d like to bust for you:
Butterflies can still fly after the dust (scales) on their wings has been touched – as long as their wings aren’t damaged. As butterflies get older you can see areas on their wings where the scales have been shed or knocked off.
Speaking of butterflies, they live longer than one day. Depending on the butterfly species they live anywhere from 2 days to a year!
Mosquitoes can not transmit HIV. The virus is actually destroyed in the mosquito’s gut and can’t be transferred to a person.
Electronic pest control is not effective on mice at all. I hope you didn’t find this one out by purchasing a device and removing all your traps. If so you might want to contact us!
The spots on a lady bug tell us their species, not their age. And they aren’t all ladies.
If you are allergic to bees you are also allergic to wasps is not true. They have different toxins. If someone is allergic to both bees and wasps they’re allergic to the two different toxins.
Blog Courtesy of Trina at Barrier Pest Control