Harmful Charactertistics Of Cockroaches

Why are cockroaches such a problem?

Here's Why:

Cockroaches are not known to sting or bite.  If there is a case that a cockroach does bite, it does not cause any pain.  The only issue with cockroach bite would be if the bite got infected. So why are cockroaches harmful?  The answer is they carry bacteria on their bodies. Since some roaches live in areas that contain harmful bacteria, such as bathrooms, drains and trash cans, with these bacteria all over their bodies, the cockroach can contaminate food.  Such contamination can cause fever, diarrhea and vomiting. In some cases, this contamination can also spread Salmonella. Contamination spread by the cockroach is not good for you or your family, so call on us to help eradicate cockroaches from your home.

How To Take Action Against Cockroaches

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Most sprays and traps that you can buy from a local store will not get rid of a cockroach nest.  They are useful as a temporary deterrent, but will not eliminate a cockroach infestation. Remember if you see one roach, there is a high probability that there are many more that you cannot see.  Hiring professionals like Pest Proof Pest Management can help you find the centralized location of the nest and eliminate them. We are here to help protect you and your family from cockroaches and keep their contaminated bodies away from your family.  Call us now.

Useful Information About Cockroaches

Cockroaches also referred to as “roaches”, are from the Blattodea family and are closely related to termites.  Cockroaches have been around for a very, very long time. Some have said that their origins date back about 320 million years, making them an ancient group of insect.  There are about four species of cockroaches that live in human habitats, are considered pests, and some can fly. Cockroaches range in sizes depending on their environment.  They do not have sucking tubes like other insects; cockroaches have chewing mouths.

Cockroaches are no strangers to us, humans.  Unfortunately, they are all over the world, and most folks have seen them.  They can live in the coldest of areas to the most tropical, that, being said, a cockroach can tolerate different temperatures and climates.  Cockroaches can live in a variety of places. If there is a dark spot, there could be cockroaches. They hide under foliage, rotting wood and dark corners.  That does not cover half of the areas cockroaches like to inhabit. They want to stay in the regions that make it easy for them to go out and forage for food.  Cockroaches love to gather in areas where other cockroaches deemed it safe to collect and in dark areas. Cockroaches will usually signal other cockroaches of areas by spraying a pheromone on the face of the area; this indicates to other cockroaches that there may be a good source of food and it is worth sticking around for a while.  If you kill one cockroach, that is only part of the battle, hundreds or thousands are probably hiding nearby.

Cockroaches are usually active at night.  They come out when they feel it is safe to look for food.  During the day cockroaches will hide in the cracks of walls, in dark cupboards and drawers, and under other cool dark areas.  Want to avoid cockroaches from vouching for your home as a place for residence, do not leave food out for long periods and clean up any crumbs.  Want a better defense, give us a call, and we will be more than happy to help you battle these pests.

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How To Identify Cockroaches

Cockroaches are commonly the size of a thumbtack; of course, they can be much bigger depending on the species.  A cockroach has three primary parts, the head, thorax and abdomen. Most common cockroaches that you can find in most households are flat, long and quick; their color is mostly a dark brown or a light, yellowish brown.  Cockroaches have a set of antennae on their head and three pairs of legs. The mouth of the cockroach can is under the head of the cockroach along with its salivary glands and taste and touch receptors. Like the ant, the cockroach has a tough exterior called an exoskeleton.  This exoskeleton helps the cockroach withstand different types of temperatures and helps protect it from predators. The exoskeleton, covered in wax, helps it repel water. It is easy to tell if you have a roach problem. If you see one cockroach, it is very likely that there is a nest nearby and there are many, many more around.

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