Who would win in a race between an American cockroach and an Australian tiger beetle?

One of the most disconcerting abilities of any insect (for those who shiver at the thought of their presence!), is their ability to move so quickly.

For any arachnophobics out there, they understand that it only takes a blink of the eye for the spider that has transfixed their gaze to seemingly disappear into thin air and many other insects seem to have the ability to do likewise.

Which is the Fastest Insect??

The cheetah is famously the fastest land animal on the planet, running at up to 120 kilometres an hour (75 miles per hour). Its extreme speed means it achieves a kill on around half of its hunts.

That’s impressive, but you surely knew it already, because cheetahs are so over-exposed. The British comedian Noel Fielding once complained in a song that the big “showoff animals” tend to get all the attention, and the cheetah’s sprinting skills are a pretty clear case. So Fielding would no doubt approve of Thomas Merritt, who in 1999 set out to identify the fastest running insect.

To read the full story relating to Mr Merritt’s findings, please check out the BBC article below.


Amazing Footage

The video below shows some of the world’s fastest insects in a slowed down format (possibly not for the squeamish!)

Insect Pest Control

Thankfully, living in the UK we are spared the presence of some of the world’s most dangerous and feared insects but this does not mean that we are completely pest free. Far from it as it happens.

With insects such as flies, bed bugs, cockroaches, ants and fleas forming just a few of the more common call-outs that we receive from our customers, it is absolutely essential that our pest control measures can be tailored to provide effective relief from unwanted insect presence.

For a rundown regarding some of the other pests that we can control, please check out the following link – https://www.ipmpestcontrol.co.uk/pests-we-control/

Further Information

If you wish to speak to someone directly regarding how to help your company avoid pest control problems and comply with pest control legislation, we welcome the opportunity to discuss our pest control services with you in further detail to outline how we can benefit you or your business by either calling 01992 763776, or by e-mailing us at – office@ipmpestcontrol.co.uk