→ There are more than 3200 species of mosquitoes in the world and the list is increasing every year.
→ It is estimated that ten mosquitoes bite a person per night the population of Mumbai would be losing approximately 250 liters of blood per night.
→ More people died due to mosquito borne malaria than the casualties of two world wars put together.
→ There are about 4000 named species of living cockroaches in this world.
→ Cockroaches can survive nuclear radiation.
→ Rats devour 16% of food grains produced in India every year.
→ Next to man rats are considered to be the most destructive vertebrate animals on earth.
→ It has been estimated that 30 baby rats are born against one human being every second.
→ Theoretically a pair of rats will produce nearly 480 offspring in a year’s time.
→ It is estimated that there are four rats for each person in India.
→ Houseflies are known to harbor over 100 different kinds of disease causing pathogens.
→ A single housefly in its lifetime lays approximately 900 eggs.
→ From one kg of manure 10000 flies can emerge.
→ About a thousand different species of fleas are known as of today. A flea can jump to a height of 65mm and a length of 180mm.
→ It is the high incidence of actually ineffective fleas, which is paramount importance in the spread of flea borne plague, rather than the frequency of potentially dangerous vector species.
→ One good meal of human blood will keep a bed bug satisfied for a fortnight.
→ Bed bugs can cause nervous illnesses in sensitive children and adults.
→ The lowest temperature at which bed bugs are able to complete their life cycle is 130 C.