In the winter, we humans survive the icy and cold months with coats, heaters, and warm food. Insects, however, have a few more creative strategies up their sleeves. Whether it’s special proteins that act like the antifreeze in your car, body fluids spiked with alcohol instead of water or gearing up for long-distance travel to warmer climes, it seems that these hardy bugs have developed their own answers to the biological problems winter poses.
To survive the wintertime shortage of food and warmth, mammals like bears and chipmunks tend to hibernate. While hibernation is often thought of as a deep sleep, it’s actually a biologically distinct state of dormancy: Hibernating animals stock up on food and reduce their metabolisms through processes that aren’t still fully understood. NASA researchers are even looking into techniques that could induce hibernation in humans, to help astronauts make it through years-long space journeys.
Insects have their own version of this powerful tool: diapause. Similar to hibernation, insects preparing to enter diapause will usually try to seek some kind of shelter from the cold. That often means burrowing underground (consider the fact that, in winter, hundreds of insects might be lying dormant just inches beneath your feet), but can also mean finding shelter in trees trunks or under rocks.
Insects can be a problem for you and your home any season of the year. We at Southern Pest Control offer year round protection for your home and office. Our trained professionals know how to effectively rid you of unwanted pest regardless of the season. Please call us anytime you have a pest problem or need any type of animal removal. We offer excellent service at affordable rates. You will enjoy your interaction with our technicians, they always make you, the customer, there only priority.
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