Ants, rats, bees, hornets, termites and other fun stuff around the house

Lucy O’Neill over at the Improvement Center (a nifty website about home improvement projects) has a cool infographic about the most common kinds of pests around a home — what kind of damage they do, how to get rid of them, and some fun facts, too.

Speaking of which, my two favorites:

1. Some varieties of carpenter ant defend themselves by exploding and spraying their attacker with venom.

2. A cockroach can live for weeks without its head. (Insert politician joke here.)

Anyway, it’s worth either checking out, or passing along to someone else so they can get the heebie-jeebies instead.


About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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