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Cockroaches Causing Problems For Homeowners In Aiken

a German cockroach crawling in a living room

When it comes to cockroaches, homeowners may think that they only cause problems in the kitchen. While cockroaches are particularly dangerous when it comes to food and countertop contamination, they can cause major problems throughout the entire household. If they infest your home, you will most likely find them in every room of your home, especially in the bathroom.

German cockroaches are the most common species of cockroach in the Aiken area. They will eat just about anything, including soap, glue, and even toothpaste, which is one of the biggest reasons that roaches are attracted to every room inside your house, not just the kitchen. Roaches commonly invade bathrooms because they prefer to live in warm, humid environments. They are also known for being rather sneaky — they can enter your home in a variety of ways which include slipping in through cracks and other openings as well as hitching a ride on cardboard boxes, grocery bags, or used appliances.

It’s pretty common knowledge that cockroaches carry bacteria, like salmonella and E. coli, that they pick up while traveling through sewers and trash cans. This bacteria can cause a lot of problems if it comes into contact with food, countertops, as well as a variety of bathroom products, including toothbrushes and washcloths.

Cockroaches are also carriers of parasites such as tapeworm, roundworm, and hookworm, none of which are pleasant for homeowners to deal with. These parasites are especially threatening to pets and children; these worms spread by cockroaches can live in the intestinal tract of humans and cause a variety of medical issues. Additionally, some people may have a mild to severe allergic reaction to the droppings and shed shells that the cockroaches leave behind. For children with asthma, this allergy is very serious.

The stereotype that all cockroaches are dirty is true, but that doesn’t mean that they only inhabit dirty places. Every home is just as susceptible to a cockroach invasion as the next if precautions aren’t in place. This is why it is so important to enlist the help of pest control professionals to help protect you and your family from cockroaches. Aiken Pest Control has been protecting residents in the Aiken, South Carolina, and Central Savannah River areas since 1967. Our home pest control solutions are customized to each home's unique circumstances and we offer quarterly visits to make sure that we are doing everything we can to keep the pests away. Don’t let those cockroaches infest your home, contact Aiken Pest Control today!