October 31, 2018
Why Call a Professional Immediately For Cockroach Problems
Fear can be a powerful motivator. It can motivate even the most stable-minded of individuals to scream and jump several feet through the air onto objects that should never have people on them. But what causes such a fear? In this hypothetical situation, the fear was caused by a cockroach darting under a homeowner's legs to escape the lights that were suddenly turned on. Fear can also be a strong motivator to want cockroaches removed from your home. But, unfortunately, it is not the only threat cockroaches bring.
Other Threats Cockroaches Bring to Our Homes
Cockroaches are filthy creatures. There is almost nothing they will not crawl through. This means the same cockroach that goes for a swim in a box of Cheerios at night, may have also hiked dog poop mountain earlier that day. Not only is this unsanitary, but can spread several dangerous unwanted bacterias. Along with the bacteria piggybacking on their feet, cockroaches have also been known to be carriers of diseases such as E. coli, and Salmonella. All of this can pose serious health problems for you and your family. Asthma attacks can also be a common threat which cockroaches pose, as their shed skin and fecal matter can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
How Cockroaches Get into Our Homes
Often cockroaches will seek to invade our homes when the environment outside becomes unfavorable for them to live in, whether that's too hot, too dry, too wet, or too cold. Especially as we come into fall and winter, cockroaches will be on the hunt for warmth. This, more often than not, leads them straight to the walls of our homes. From here they use doors, windows, cracks, and holes found in our foundation, and sometimes "trojan horses," to get inside. Here are some prevention steps you can take to minimize their chances to get in.
- Seal cracks and gaps found along your exterior foundation using a cocking gun.
- Install door sweeps under doors.
- Repair cracks and damage around windows.
- Fix or replace broken window screens.
- Inspect used items thoroughly for cockroaches or signs of them before bringing them into your home.
The Greatest Cockroach Prevention Tip
If your home and wellbeing has fallen prey to cockroaches, call a professional. Here at Aiken Pest Control, we understand how hard a roach problem can be to get rid of, which is why we have professionals who are trained for the task. Trust the pest control company that has been in business for over 50 years. Give Aiken a call to learn more about our residential pest control options.