Many people have questions about insect species. What are some of the common questions and concerns?
Why are there so many insects in a given region? Why do some areas have insects more than others? Do insects change from season to season?
It doesn’t matter if you live in the United States or Europe, it’s important to know the basic facts about insects. When it comes to understanding what makes an area an insect paradise or a place where you should stay away from bugs, understanding the basics of insects is the first step to success.
Most people think of ants when they hear the word “insect”. But most insects don’t have ant-like attributes. For example, mosquitoes don’t feed on human blood. They don’t have poisonous stings, and they don’t sting.
Ants can be found in every continent except Antarctica and Africa, and they can be found living underneath the earth’s surface in caves, under the soil, in nests, and even underground. Ants are the first species that come to mind when we think of insects. We see ants around the house, and we see the contents of our garbage.
However, the term “ant” can refer to many types of insects. This is because not all insects have “ant-like” attributes. In fact, insects have dozens of different kinds, each with their own unique characteristics.
First, let’s look at a term that’s almost as old as civilization: “black soldier fly”. This term refers to a type of fly that carries bacteria in its body. Bugs can carry harmful bacteria that will cause sickness if they land on humans.
Second, we’ll look at another common name for a species of bug, the beetle. Beetles are large beetles that eat plants. They’re about the size of an elephant, and they eat a variety of things. Some of them eat leaves, and some of them eat fruit.
Lastly, we’ll discuss the two most common household insects: cockroaches and mosquitoes. These are some of the most common insect species that you’ll find in a home.
One of the most common questions we hear is how do you tell the difference between species of bugs? It all comes down to color.
Commonly, we think of the color black. If you’re trying to identify a bug that has black spots, it’s most likely a beetle. If you’re trying to identify a bug that has gray or brown spots, it’s most likely a cockroach. A cockroach can look like a small mouse, and they’re the most common pest insects found in homes.