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Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?
Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.
True bugs are distinguished from other insects by the structure of their mouthparts and the way they feed.
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The hope is that as the fly walks across the surface, its little body charges up, allowing poisonous spores to stick to its body like metal shavings to a magnet. If this happens, then soon enough, the fly will walk no more.
The ultraviolet light is supposed to attract mosquitoes against an electrified grid, which then zaps them. Well, it’s true that plenty of mosquitoes are attracted into your backyard by the light, but once the mosquitoes catch a whiff of you, they ignore the light completely.
Without insects, you’d eliminate certain kinds of fruits and vegetables, and that might make it difficult to put together a picnic lunch. And of course, you’d also miss out on insect products like honey or silk.