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Why Cockroaches Are a Year-Round Concern in South Carolina

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One of the nice things about living in South Carolina is our mild winters. Of course it can get cold and we do occasionally get snow, but for the most part, our winters aren’t terrible. There is a downside to these mild winters though. They allow some unpleasant pests to survive. That’s why cockroaches are a year-round concern in South Carolina.

The Dangers of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are not an insect you want to gain access to your home. They are extremely dirty creatures, linked to at least 33 different types of bacteria that cause a whole host of illnesses, some minor and some much more serious. They also are known to spread multiple kinds of parasitic worms.
 
Cockroach feces, saliva, and shed body parts have also been known to trigger asthma symptoms and attacks in certain people. These are not insects you want anywhere near your home.

Why Cockroaches are a Year-Round Concern in South Carolina

As already mentioned, South Carolina’s mild winters provide conditions that allow cockroaches to survive year-round. Even so, they don’t like cold weather. If there’s a cold snap, they may go dormant or even die if they don’t find adequate shelter. However, this just provides cockroaches more incentive to find a warm environment in which to reside, and if you’re not careful, that environment might be your house.
 
Our mild winters also mean that once spring arrives, cockroaches will already be active and ready to continue reproducing and causing problems in our homes through the spring, summer, and fall. As much as we may wish that they weren’t, cockroaches are a year-round concern here.

How to Protect Your Home Against the Threat That Cockroaches Bring

Cockroaches can get through holes smaller than themselves. They are amazingly resilient and extremely difficult to kill. That’s why it’s best to call in the professionals to get rid of a current cockroach infestation, as well as to prevent one from happening in the first place.
 
Aiken Pest Control stays up-to-date on the most effective pest control methods and protocols, allowing you to simply give us a call, knowing we can keep your home safe from cockroaches in a safe and effective manner.
 
Whether you’ve seen cockroaches in your house and want to get rid of them and keep future infestations out, or you hope to prevent a cockroach infestation from ever becoming a problem, contact Aiken. We’d love to help keep your home cockroach free.
 

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