How to Tell If You’ve Got Cockroaches

April 30, 2019


Chances are, you’ve seen or dealt with cockroaches at one point or another. These repulsive, filthy insects are among some of the most feared home-invading pests—and for more reasons than you might think. Not only are cockroaches disgusting, but they can threaten a person's health. Asthma attacks can be caused in some individuals by the shed skins, saliva, and waste that cockroaches leave behind, which can be extremely harmful in certain situations. Furthermore, cockroaches often travel through sewage and trash as they forage for food, collecting bacteria and pathogens that may lead to severe diseases, including dysentery, cholera, salmonella, leprosy, and the plague. These diseases are transmitted to humans when cockroaches travel across counters or food items, and then we touch those contaminated surfaces or touch or ingest the contaminated foods.

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Are Cockroaches In My Home?

There’s nothing worse than walking into your kitchen at night and spotting several roaches darting out of sight as soon as you flick the light on. Cockroaches get braver when the sun goes down when most creatures are sleeping, which is why they may venture further to forage for food during the night. Since roaches prefer to do their foraging in darkness, they are commonly discovered in areas that don’t get much light. They also like to spend time in areas that get a lot of moisture, making basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens common hot spots for cockroach activity. If cockroaches are infesting your home, signs they leave behind include shed skins, droppings, and dead cockroaches.

Should I Call Professional Pest Control

Cockroaches are dangerous to the health of you and those who come into your home, which is why contacting a professional pest control provider should always be the first step you take to keep your home protected. When it comes to cockroaches and the harmful diseases they carry, it’s better to have a protected home than take the risk of inviting cockroaches into your living areas. The professionals at Spencer Pest Services are trained in all areas of cockroach removal, including inspections, identification, and effective removal and prevention of cockroaches. Don’t risk your health and protection this year, instead, reach out to the pest experts here at Spencer Pest Services today for a pest-free home all year long!




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