Bugs might seem disgusting to you, but do you know that these little creatures play an important role in the balance of the world we have today? Small things come in big packages, so they say. This is why insects, no matter how strange they appear to us all – are loved by many. I can tell you right now, that I’m not such a big fan of insects only because of the fact that I’m a little Arachnophobic. I have such a fear for spiders and I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who deals with this phobia. Aside from that, I’m good with every other insect… Well… Almost…

 

The Birds And The Bees? No. It’s Just The Bees.

Because of the insect’s size and way of life, we can mistake them to be quite the fragile type of living creature there is on earth. Though I’m not a fan of insects – these creatures do have a way of amazing me. Say for example, bees. Bees are hard workers with awfully painful stingers and are responsible for the pollination of the flowers in your garden. They are related to ants and wasps and while most of them are extremely dangerous, some of them are harmless.

 

It’s A Stick! Wait, It’s Moving

Bugs (The fascinating world of bugs, insects, spiders, termites and ants)If you’ve watched ‘A Bug’s Life’ with your children, or have watched it when you were a child, you might know of the giant stick insect. They look like sticks, only that they move from one place to another and have tiny beady eyes. The Giant Stick Insect is known to be the longest insect there is. Because they look like ordinary twigs, you might miss them lurking about. They measure up to 163 mm and can sometimes reach up to 20 inches long! These twig-like insects can fly as well! At least now you can spot them when they’re in your living room.

 

Bugs That Live For 50 Years

If you’ve had termite problems like I and my family had a few years back, you’d know that these insects are the probably the most destructive around the house. They feed on your wood and break things down without you even noticing. But did you know that the Queen of the Termites, are known to have the longest lifespan in the world of the insects? That’s right! The queen herself can live for almost 50 years! And to think that she can produce up to 7,000 eggs a day! If you have a Queen Termite living around your home, you’ll have to deal with a whole lot of her babies – and I mean, a LOT.

 

Bugs That Live To Bug You. A Lot.

Bugs (The fascinating world of bugs, insects, spiders, termites and ants)Ever encountered a No-See-Um insect before? They’re these tiny little flies that usually hang out in groups and hover around someone’s head or around the garbage. Yep, these things are known to be the most annoying insect there is. I’ve encountered them a lot, most especially during the hot seasons – not on my head of course, but on someone else’s and sometimes they can get in your food and just ruin the meal! Big or small, these bugs are quite a gift to humans – even if they’re quite the terrifying and not to mention, annoying lot.

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