Creepy Crawlies Bring a Real Fright to Halloween Real tales of bedbugs, earwigs, flesh flies and other spooky pests
With Halloween season upon us, this is the time of year when
scary stories are told, and Arrow Exterminators, a local termite
and pest control company, has several seriously scary tales about
"creepy crawlies." Flesh eating flies, earwgig bugs crawling in
your ears, and of course the scariest pest of all-bed bugs crawling
between your sheets. The spookiest thing about these stories is
that the creatures are real and they can actually be found in your
homes, schools or hotel rooms.
"We are always trying to educate our customers about pests in
their area," said Shay Runion, Arrow's pest expert. "Halloween is a
great time to spur the conversation in a fun and creative way by
sharing tales of creepy pests while also creating awareness about
the pests that pose the most significant risk or those that are
making a resurgence in our area, such as termites, fire ants, and
Here are some details about Halloween's most infamous and creepy
- Bedbugs are the most common of the scary creatures lurking
around this Halloween. These nocturnal pests are known to live in
mattresses, furniture and even in clothes. Bedbugs suck the blood
of humans while they sleep, though their bites are painless. Many
people don't realize they have a bedbug infestation until they wake
up with itchy red bumps.
- Flesh flies are mostly found in dung, but they have been known
to lay eggs in the open wounds of mammals. While these flies can
definitely cause a fright, they have been extremely helpful
forensic cases around the world because they can help determine
time of death.
- Earwigs get their name from the widespread superstition that
they crawl into the ears of sleeping people. While this is not
true, these pests do have a scary presence with their claw-like
forceps located at the end of the abdomen. These forceps are used
mostly as protective weapons.