How to Deal with a Cockroach Infestation
Just the word, “cockroach” is enough to send shivers down your spine. These pests are known for spreading nasty germs, bacteria, and diseases. So if you have an infestation, it’s important to manage it in its early stages. These pests will get out of hand in just a matter of days.
Testing for Cockroaches
Cockroaches typically stay hidden during the day and only venture out at night to eat and mate. If you believe you have cockroaches in your home, there is a test you can try. When your home is dark, walk quietly into a potentially-infested area. Look at a potential-hiding spot like behind the refrigerator or in a cupboard, then quickly turn on the lights. You should be able to see or hear scurrying cockroaches.
The Dangers of Cockroaches
Cockroaches don’t usually bite people but they travel through dirty areas like sewers and drains. So they will contaminate food and any other surfaces they come in contact with. In fact, they can spread over 30 different types of bacteria including Salmonella. Having a cockroach infestation can also trigger allergies and asthma attacks because of the cockroach skin and waste that’s in the air.
What are Cockroaches Attracted to?
Indoors, cockroaches are fond of starchy materials, such as cereals, sweetened or sugary substances and meat products. A few of the substances upon which they feed include cheese, beer, leather, hair, wallpaper, artwork, paper documents, postage stamps, draperies, paper currency, plus dead or rotting organic matter.
Experts in Cockroach Control
Cockroaches are one of the most dreaded household pests. If you see just a couple, remember, there are likely dozens or even hundreds more hiding. So don’t hesitate and contact a cockroach exterminator today.
We at Interstate Pest Management, provide long-term protection against cockroaches. We’ll treat areas where cockroaches are living and help make your home less appealing to these pests to keep them from returning. Our services are effective and guaranteed. In fact, if you have an issue between visits, we’ll come out and service your home again, for free!