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Cockroaches Carry Diseases

Apr 28, 2013


When people think of cockroaches they usually cringe. Cockroaches trigger an emotional response from most people. Fortunately cockroach control has come a long way. They used to be hard to exterminate when the only tools available were sprays. Sprays were repellent and resulted in spreading the roaches around. This was a particular issue in multi-family dwellings or large industrial sites. Now we have some excellent cockroach baits, which will not repel the cockroaches and will attract them from short distances. Thorough inspections and proper bait placement is now key in cockroach control. Cockroaches like to live in small, dark cracks and crevices. If we place the bait in these cracks, where the cockroaches live, the success of the baiting program is assured. The key is to find all of these hiding spots.


Cockroach baiting programs are more effective than sprays and are less disruptive. The preparations are minimal and people do not need to vacate their homes during the treatment.


Aside from the ick factor, cockroaches are a very real threat to our health. Cockroaches are capable of spreading bacteria. They mechanically transfer bacteria as they search for food in our garbage then crawl across our counters. When they share our food they may defecate or even vomit on it. Cockroaches are believed to vector bacteria such as salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus.


Cockroach infestations can also cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks. These attacks are caused by the cockroach fecal matter and pieces of their shed skins becoming airborne and inhaled. The larger the cockroach infestation the more allergens that will be present. Even after the cockroaches are eliminated these materials are still present and an intense cleaning effort is required.


If you have a cockroach issue in your home or business don’t delay – call Care Pest Control and get rid of them today! Delaying will only result in more cockroaches and increase the risks to your health.

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