July 17, 2019
There are few bugs that strike fear in the hearts of people like cockroaches. They're big and creepy, and the stories about them are legendary. At this time of year, the chances of seeing a cockroach in your house is the greatest, and as much as we’d like them to be harmless, there’s a good reason to fear them. Here’s why to call Spencer immediately if you see cockroaches around your home.
Why Cockroaches are Most Likely to Invade Your Home in Summer
Like many pests, cockroaches thrive in the heat and humidity of summer. That means they’re most active at this time of year. If they are near your house, they may come inside for a number of reasons. If the weather gets too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry, they'll sneak in seeking refuge.
Why Cockroaches are Dangerous to Your Family’s Health
Most people fear cockroaches because they’re so big and disgusting to look at, but in reality that should be the least of your worries. The problem with cockroaches is how dirty they are. Roaches spend time in very unsanitary places. They crawl across pet feces on your lawn, eat away at rotting carcasses, and crawl through garbage, picking up all kinds of disease-causing pathogens along the way.
Once inside your house, cockroaches will spread these pathogens wherever they go—over your floors, counters, sinks, and more. At this point, you or a family member can come in contact with the germs and end up sick from them. Cockroaches are known to spread serious illnesses, such as salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, and even leprosy.
Furthermore, the feces and shed body parts of cockroaches are known allergens that trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in some people. Children are especially susceptible.
Why Call Spencer Immediately if You See Cockroaches Around Your Home
If you see a cockroach in your house, there’s a very good chance that there are many more hiding. Because they are so dangerous, it's essential that you get rid of every last one of them from your home.
Cockroaches are incredibly hard to kill. They can live for months without food or water. They can hold their breath for over 30 minutes. They can even live for a few days without a head! In order to completely eliminate your cockroach problem, professional pest control is the way to go. Spencer Pest Services can safely and efficiently take care of a cockroach infestation so you can feel safe and healthy in your home again.