Throughout history, humans have made attempts to control cockroach populations due to the fact that the pests were considered to be highly offensive. These creatures are known to leave behind less-than-favorable smells, debris from their bodies, and cause numerous illnesses – especially within the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory system. According to studies, the shells, droppings, saliva, and other parts of the body left behind by cockroaches have the ability to trigger asthma attacks in people – especially those that are sensitive to the antigen produced by the cockroach. If these pieces are left behind on counters, dishes, glasses, and/or food products, they may be accidentally ingested by humans, without them even knowing. That is, until severe gastrointestinal illnesses start to develop. If you have noticed cockroaches in or around your home, do not wait. Seek immediate assistance from a local pest control company to eliminate the pest before they make you and/or your loved ones very sick!
Locations Where Cockroaches Abound
According to research, it has been established that any home that contains any source of food or any source of moisture may attract cockroaches. In a home that has been infested with the insects, the kitchen and the bathrooms are the rooms that seem to have the absolute highest amount of cockroaches. Out of all types of structures, apartment complexes seem to have the absolute worst infestations. This is immediately followed by homes that are situated in neighborhoods where the houses are close to one another. While there are many over-the-counter products that advertise the ability to effectively eliminate cockroaches, these treatments are typically only productive for on-contact kills and ineffective for bugs that are hidden within a structure, or the eggs that are present within the structure.
Preventing a Cockroach Infestation
There are several distinct measures that may be taken in order to eliminate a cockroach infestation. The important measures, though, are those that prevent the infestation from occurring in the first place. In order to prevent cockroaches in your home, you may take the following steps:
- You should ensure that all counters, tables, and appliances are thoroughly cleaned after all meals and snacks.
- Food and garbage should be placed in sealed containers.
- If spills occur, clean them immediately.
- Avoid leaving dirty dishes and/or standing water in the sink for long periods of time.
- Use ventilation fans to remove humidity from the home.
- Ensure that all plumbing fixtures are free from leaks.
- Ensure that cardboard and newspaper is kept from inside the home or near the home. It has been established that cockroaches feed on these materials.
- Eliminate clutter in and around the home to reduce hiding spots for the creatures
Professional Pest Control
There are many types of baits, sprays, pellets, and other pesticides that professional pest control agencies administer that will treat both the inside of the home and the outside of the home for cockroaches. Furthermore, many of these products have the ability to create a barrier around the home that will deter the pest from finding your home attractive. If you would like to prevent or address cockroach infestation quickly and easily contact us here at All Pest Exterminating Inc. by calling: 765-259-0043