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Cockroaches

Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them. These pests can enter through multiple ways, through cracks, crevices, vents, sewers and drain pipes. Without the special equipment, resources, products and know-how, they can be extremely difficult to control. These pesky invaders will move into your home so long as there is food, water, warmth and shelter. This is an ideal way for them to nest and survive for up to a year. Cockroaches are known to be nocturnal. If several are seen during the day time, this could mean they were forced out due to overcrowding. This is a possible sign of a serious infestation.

Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, 6 kinds of parasite worms and at least 7 other kinds of human pathogens. They pick up germs on their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. The dust created by cast-off cockroach skin, droppings and dead bodies can intensify allergies, especially in children and susceptible individuals.

Cockroaches have been detested by home owners because of their eerie appearance. Cockroach control and management are important for health and safety reasons because they are known to cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children.

General preventive measures against household pests include eliminating all exposed water and food sources by storing away in tightly sealed containers, frequent cleaning in the kitchen, and regular vacuuming. Any water leaks, such as dripping taps, should also be repaired. Entry points, such as holes around baseboards, between kitchen cabinets, pipes, doors, and windows should be repaired and sealed off with some putty or silicone caulk.

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