Cockroach Control

Cockroach Infestation

Have you seen bugs or signs of a Cockroach infestation? Cockroaches around your home? Get to know all about Cockroaches in this webpage cockroach pest control section. When it comes to seeing roaches, one is enough to let you know that you may have a bigger infestation than you may think.  In addition to roaches being unsightly, they can also be a health hazard and pose cockroach health risks.  When an infestation of cockroaches occurs, they drastically increase the danger presented by these insects.

Health Risks of Palmetto Bugs

Because cockroaches are drawn to human food and prefer the same living environment as humans do. Having Cockroaches will increase the risk of contaminating your family and pet's health. Cockroaches lack control of their bowels and bodily fluids resulting in defecation, urinating, and regurgitation of any food sources they eat. Because of this, they are responsible for spreading bacteria, pathogens, parasites, viruses, etc. Bacteria that live inside cockroaches (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) can also be transmitted to humans and cause a wide array of symptoms. Food-borne illnesses such as Salmonella bacteria can also be another sickness resulting in cross-contamination from cockroaches.
Cockroaches are also responsible for one of the most common allergens reported and known to cause asthma, especially in children. Symptoms can range from hives, skin irritation, itching, and, once again, asthma. Check out this video Cockroach Facts 101, for additional information on Cockroaches.

Sever Cockroach Infestations: As if it couldn't get worse, it Does! If I were to tell you that Cockroaches can feed on a human, you would more than like say no way! However, it is true and unfortunate. Documented cases of Cockroaches that have preyed upon humans are a true thing. Those with weakened immune systems, elderly, young, or handicapped who cannot fend the Cockroach off, can fall victim to this savage behavior. Although this is an unlikely scenario, it has been seen in cases of extreme abuse. Cockroaches, although another rarity, can also enter your body cavities. Juvenile cockroaches will crawl all over different terrain in your home, countertops, walls, baseboards, carpets, inside of human ears, nose/nostrils, and including your mouth.

How To Get Rid Of Roaches

Besides having regularly scheduled pest control visits from Imperial Pest Prevention, we recommend these measures to help assist our journey to keep your home cockroach-free. Tips to prevent the breeding of Cockroaches.

Ridding excessive or unwanted food sources and harboring locations is one of the most important parts of a long-term successful Cockroach free home. Sanitation of your kitchen, bathrooms, water source locations, dishes, spilled liquids, etc. is a must for a Cockroach free home or business.

  • Keep kitchen appliances clean. Cockroaches in kitchen locations can easily sustain themselves from little food sources as small as grease, crumbs, spilled drinks, seasoning, etc. The smallest crumb on the floor is equivalent to a giant steak off the grill to a human.  It is imperative to clean under and in cabinets, behind your oven, inside and outside of the refrigerator, small appliances, dishwasher, and any moisture areas such as your sink.

  • Keep cabinets and your pantry clean. Once again, any small crumbs, food spills, etc. will quickly attract cockroaches and contribute to pest infestation.

  • Keep open containers of food secured. Cockroaches, especially juvenile ones, are tiny and can easily get into open packaging. Storing this type of food in hard plastic sealed containers will work wonders keeping the cockroaches away from getting into these locations.

  • Try not to eat in various locations of the home. Keeping food limited to certain areas will help minimize the risk of those spills or crumb droppings that we keep reiterating. Also, always be sure to clean up after each meal.

  • Clean the kitchen and wipe everything down at night. Avoiding food on counters, dishes in the sink, dirty dishes in the dishwasher, etc. is a major key in sanitation.

  • Have Pets? Do not keep pet food in open containers overnight. It is important to cover them or put them in a safe place like a refrigerator.

  • And lastly, keep your inside trash cans from sitting with food scraps in them and outside trash bins clean and covered. It is also recommended to bleach them once a month at a minimum.

  • If you have many stored items in your home, it is also imperative to do a spring cleaning.

Palmetto Bug Exterminator

Between the risk of cross-contamination, diseases, allergens, pathogens, etc. These disgusting insects pose detrimental health concerns for your loved ones; it is important to hire a professional pest control company like Imperial Pest Prevention. We have a wide array of pest control treatment options to protect your home, family, and health. Call us today at 386-956-9506. A qualified office assistant and pest control technician is just a phone call away. Imperial pest prevention guarantees you to be pest-free, or we will return at no additional charge. Follow this Cockroach Treatment Preparation Sheet to ensure a smooth and successful pest control treatment.

All content within this cockroach web page has been handwritten in natural form by Entomologist Jonathan Stoddard to ensure the pest control industry's expertise and is copyright.
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