Cockroaches are one of the most commonly noted pest insects.
Cockroaches feed on human and pet food, and may leave an offensive odor. They can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including those that are potentially dangerous to humans.
As pest control professionals we are aware of the unfortunate stigma attached to cockroach infestations. While a clean home is a strong deterrent to a roach infestation, even the cleanest homes can develop a population of roaches. Cockroaches and their eggs are brought into our homes by our shoes, in our clothes and in the items we buy at the store. Once inside the smallest amount of food can provide nourishment for large quantity of roaches
Cockroaches are counted by many as the most undesirable pest infestation. These insects feed on human food, pet food, and subsist quite well on grease and spills that hide behind and underneath appliances. Cockroaches may make noise and leave an offensive odor, and can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including those that are potentially dangerous to humans.
And as if spreading disease and destroying food supplies wasn’t enough…Cockroaches have also been linked to allergic reactions in humans. One of the proteins that triggers allergic reactions has been identified as tropomyosin. These allergens have also been found to be linked with asthma.
Cockroaches leave chemical trails in their feces as well as emitting airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. These chemical trails transmit bacteria on surfaces. Other cockroaches will follow these trails to discover sources of food and water, and congregate where other cockroaches are hiding.
Not only do Cockroaches carry a social stigma, but they also spread disease, cause allergies and leave a trail for other insects to follow.
Cockroaches Where do the come from:
Cockroaches can be introduced from many places. In some areas, particularly urban cockroaches will enter one home from a neighboring building. They will use cracks, crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes to gain entry. Another source of infestation is to bring them in on products we purchase and bring home. i.e. grocery bags, boxes, purses food and on our shoes and clothing.
Cockroaches Ideal environment: What is the ideal environment for cockroaches?
Your house! Residential homes and commercial kitchens provide a temperature controled environment which is ideal for breeding is stocked with plenty of food.
Cockroaches reproduce how fast?!:
Cockroaches reproduce quickly. In fact one source indicated that a single breeding pair can produce 400,000 offspring in a years time. For every one you see there may be thousands more hiding and multiplying behind your walls.
If you suspect a Coackroach infestation in your home or office, call today for prompt, professional attention.