Serving Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, & Middlesex County
As I was inspecting one of our termite bait stations, this little guy wanted to say hi to me.
To my amazement, this praying mantis showed no fear and actually postured up in defense the closer I got.
Although praying mantises are voracious predators, it is highly unlikely for them to hurt a human. They have no venom, cannot sting, and do not carry any infectious diseases.
While being extremely cautious, I was able to safely move the praying mantis to another location that was out of the way.
While servicing a home in Barnegat, NJ I came across this little fella.