Roaches ARE Dirty – and Other Facts

exterminators near meRoaches have survived on the earth for more than 300 million years virtually without change. They are survivors, and will likely be with us for a few more million years. That does not mean we should accept their presence and allow them free reign in our homes and other buildings.  The team at Protect All Pest Control are experts in eliminating roaches from your home or commercial facility.

Roaches eat (and excrete on) paper products, boxes, and food. Because they spread filth by contaminating our food and environment with a variety of pathogens, living with roaches can be detrimental to human health. Up to 50% of asthmatics, as well as many others, develop allergic sensitivities to the presence of roaches. Roaches are carriers of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. In addition to spreading Salmonella, which causes food poisoning, they also carry Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria. Roaches have also been implicated in the spread of hepatitis.

They are especially attracted to wet areas and will be found in abundance near leaking faucets or pipes, wet sponges, persistently damp corners, areas where there is frequently standing water, or areas where continual moisture is usually available, such as drains, kitchens, bathrooms, and maintenance rooms with sink traps. Water pipes frequently serve as migration routes from room to room. Roaches also seek out tight, dark places to hide. They are very averse to light and are most active at night and in places where light does not penetrate. They are fond of tight crevices and cracks where they can hide while touching multiple surfaces. Clutter along walls also makes for an adequate hiding place.

Unfortunately it doesn’t take much to keep roaches fed. They are able to survive on a wide variety of foods, such as fruit, bread, sweets, grease, vegetables, cereal, pet food, garbage, tobacco, paper, books, or glue. Anything which humans will eat, roaches will too. One of the reasons that they are so hard to get rid of is their ability to find food almost anywhere. Another reason is that they can survive long periods between meals. The American cockroach can survive 3-6 weeks without taking in any food or water.

Roaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them that is why so many people end up calling a professional pest control company like Protect All Pest Control after do it yourself treatments fail. We know how roaches think and have the special equipment, materials and know how to keep your home or other building free from these annoying and dangerous pests.

Call us at 770-728-8520 or use the online contact form on our website to schedule your consultation to find out how we can bring your roach problems under control and make your environment a healthier place.

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