Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Insect attraction


Re: destroying insect invaders in the home.

One is concerned that crushing an insect may release pheromones
that attract its fellows.  If this is so, can you please name
some common insects that have this trait.

Thank you so much for your generosity.


Dear Dale,

Virtually every insect - in fact every animal - rely pheromones for a variety of reasons. The most common household "pests" which have rely heavily on pheromones are ants. However, and I do not advocate it, crushing an insect may not necessarily attract other of its kind unless that insect is social - such as ants and termites.


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Aniruddha Dhamorikar


I will answer general identification questions about insects and spiders ONLY from India. I cannot guarantee specific identification (of species), but I will try my best! If I do not have the answer, I will get back to you on the right answer as soon as possible.


I have been studying fauna of Indian for several years, as a hobby as well as academically.

B.Sc. Zoology M.Sc. Environmental Science M.E.S.

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