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Shocking Facts About Pests

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by Knockout Pest

Think you know everything when it comes to pests? Think again! Below are some shocking but true facts about pests.


Front legs are usually made for walking. However, that is not the case with a centipede! They actually act as venomous fangs that help centipedes catch their prey.

Stink Bugs

Did you know that stink bugs are not originally from the United States? It’s true! They supposedly made their first voyage to eastern Pennsylvania in 1998 via shipping crates. 


A fossil of a millipede discovered in Scotland is approximately 428 million years old! It is believed that millipedes were the first animals to breathe air. In order to do this, they made the transition from water to land. 

If you find large amounts of centipedes, stink bugs or millipedes in your home, trust Knockout Pest Control to get rid of them! Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training, so you are guaranteed a knockout punch to your pest problem every time. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment.

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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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