Let’s admit it. We hate pests. Some of us, even the manliest man, shriek at the mere sight of a cockroach. Some even contact exterminators, armed with weird-looking thingamajigs. We don’t care how pests are killed, but we simply want them out of our house. Although biologists and critter enthusiasts contend that everything in this world has a purpose to maintain the balance of nature, we just can’t help but loathe pests. Among the top 5 most hated pests by humans are:
Knowing what attracts flies depends on what type of species you’re dealing with. Fruit flies are attracted to rotting vegetables and fruits. House flies are attracted to foul smelling matter like feces and decaying meat. Drain flies get attracted to moist environment, like drains where they can lay eggs. There are about 120,000 species of flies, but house, fruit, and drain flies are what we normally encounter.
They’re disgusting, creepy-looking creatures, crawling around using their furry, pointy arthropod legs, climbing walls, hiding in tiny holes, laying eggs, expanding their colonies by the tens, hundreds, even thousands. Pests: they’re nuisance to your everyday living, especially when they thrive in places where you least like them to be – in the kitchen, bathroom, and the playroom. They can cause structural damage to homes, worse; they carry diseases like diarrhea, typhoid, malaria, and dengue. They can also cause skin irritation and trigger asthma attacks.