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- Cockroaches are very adaptable, and often live in human homes. The carrying of human diseases in and on their bodies has given the cockroach a pest status. Eg. Salmonella food poisoning.
- They live among decaying leaf matter, under bark, in caves & burrows, on the foliage of shrubs and in the nests of social insects.
- Some may even bore into wood or adapt a semi-aquatic habit.
- They are mostly oval shaped (when viewed from above) with usually long and threadlike antennae.
- Compound eyes are usually well developed, the legs are often endowed with protective spikes, and some species may have wings.
Protecting Not Only Your Home, but Your Health Against Cockroaches
Almost everyone of us hates it whenever we see cockroaches invading our home. They’re considered as a nuisance, and it’s very annoying to see the creatures freely going in an out of your clothes, kitchen cupboards, and running across the floors, acting like they own your place! Likewise, the problem of cockroach infestation is more than catching these pests feasting on some left overs. They’re disease carriers that can affect the health of the household, as well as business establishments, especially those who are engaged in food business.
Just like what has been said earlier, these creatures are disease carriers, but that’s not it. They can also affect the health of those who are suffering from asthma, since these pests leave behind debris, such as saliva, droppings, and old shells wherever they go. These disgusting elements also contain protein that could trigger asthma attacks. Also, those who are allergic to antigens can experience allergic reactions too– these people will usually suffer from respiratory and dermatitis problems.
As these pests invade your home, they also leave trails of germs behind them, and it’s impossible to know if they even crawled on your food! Thus, knowing that your place is infested with cockroaches can really cause a lot of stress and panic to the homeowner. That’s why it’s very ideal to treat infestation problems as soon as it was discovered.
Furthermore, if you see a couple of cockroaches crawling around your house, there’s probably thousands of them hiding somewhere. We, at Kevin Joyce Pest Management, are here to assist you. We’ll do our best to eliminate them as soon as possible, while maintaining a healthy environment for you to live in at the same time.
Tips for Sydney Homeowners
For homeowners, the best advice would be, always consult a professional, such as Kevin Joyce Pest Management whenever you have to deal with cockroach infestation. If you don’t have any idea about the severity of the situation, you ought to know that you should stay away from trying any commercial products that are available in the market. Although some of these might be effective, there’s no guarantee that they’re safe for the environment, pets, and children as well. Our company uses the best methods that are also pet and child friendly.
People shouldn’t ignore any cockroach infestation, even when it doesn’t seem serious at all. Before you know it, they have already reproduced, and are spreading germs every second inside your home. So, to prevent that from happening, remove all the debris around the home where these insects could potentially hide. Don’t forget to seal any cracks to prevent the cockroaches from sneaking inside as well. The garbage bins should be emptied regularly, especially when the bag is full. Cockroaches love smelly garbage, and nothing attracts them better than this. Never leave your food unattended or exposed. Seal them whenever you have to leave. As for the kitchen sinks, they should be free from dirty dishes, especially before going to bed.
These tips can help you prevent cockroach infestations from occurring or getting worse.
If you’re in search of the best and most efficient method to keep these cockroaches away, then you have to know that cockroaches are one of the most difficult pests to deal with! They have the ability to reproduce very quickly, and not all pest control treatments will work on them. Though, no need for you to be alarmed. There are still some ways on how you can take care of this problem permanently.
For one, you can try consulting a pest control company and they’ll help you get rid of the problem in the shortest time possible. Just like what has been mentioned earlier, it’s important to solve the problem before it gets worse, because you’ll be risking the health of your family and business if you’d leave the issue unresolved.
If you’ll think about it, the best way to deal with cockroaches is to follow proper sanitation and preventative measures. Similarly, just like any other living organisms, cockroaches also need food and water to survive. Wherein, the main sources of water that’s present in almost every household is moisture– specifically in the kitchens and bathrooms. That’s also the reason why they’re commonly found in these places.
Usually, when people see these pests, their first reaction is to grab a can of insecticide and spray these nasty little critters until they die. Even though this can kill the cockroach that you have spotted, this wouldn’t really address the problem at all. Keep in mind, there’s probably thousands of cockroaches residing in your home. Thus, the best solution would be, to address the problem permanently. So, the moment you’ve seen several cockroaches crawling on the floor, then call a professional pest control service right away.
For the meantime, you should also remove any possible water sources for these creatures. Then, do a thorough repair and upgrade your plumbing system if possible. This will eliminate the potential sources for cockroaches to survive.
These pests also need a food source, and just like what we’ve said earlier, proper sanitation means a lot. In simpler terms, if you’ll prevent the accumulation of potential food sources where cockroaches could possibly reside, this can stop them from surviving and reproducing. That’s why you should never leave any unwashed dinnerware in the sink, as well as cooking utensils. In addition to that, cockroaches can also infest any unsecured food containers, pet dishes, garbage bins, and the like. So, make sure to thoroughly clean these things to ensure that these cockroaches wouldn’t even have any shelter at all.
Cockroaches can also easily transfer from one area to the next. That’s why, if you live in a flat, and it seems like you’re already infested, it’s important to take the precautionary measures discussed above as soon as possible.
You can also try installing caulking or weather stripping in places that have been infested by cockroaches, such as dark and moist areas, as well as the plumbing system.
Lastly, if it seems like your pest control efforts aren’t even helping you at all, maybe it’s time to call Kevin Joyce Pest Management and we’ll handle everything for you.
Please feel free to contact us regarding your requirements, and we can tailor a specific treatment schedule for your business.