Imagine you live next to a football stadium. One of the old fashioned ones that still has real grass. Now imagine one of those games where it is raining hard and all the players get covered in mud. They're sweating. Their uniforms are smeared with grass stains. Basically, they're a complete mess. Now imagine all those mucky, smelly, dirty (not to mention LARGE) men (from both teams) decide to come on over to your house and settle in for the evening. How would you like that? Assuming you're not a football fanatic, that probably wouldn't be a good thing. You know what else is not a good thing? When cockroaches decide to invade your home! If you think muddy, sweaty, football players are bad; they have nothing on those cockroaches.
Some reasons you definitely don't want cockroaches in your home:
Cockroaches are carriers of serious diseases, including but not limited to, salmonella, dysentery, and gastroenteritis. They spread these diseases through their feces and secretions.
In some people, these bugs can cause asthmatic reactions when their discarded skin becomes airborne and turns into a bronchial irritant.
Although rare, some cockroaches even bite humans.
Also rare, there have been reported cases of cockroaches entering body orifices, like the ear and nose.
Cockroaches will eat almost anything including hair, books, stored items, and food stored in your pantry. There have even been reports that they drink saliva from the mouths of sleeping humans.
Cockroaches are rapid breeders. A cockroach infestation can quickly become a major risk to your family's health and safety if they are given time to multiply.
How to get those filthy creatures out:
There are a number of things you can do to deter cockroaches from entering your home. You can clear your yard of clutter and make sure there are no areas of standing water. You can make sure bushes and trees are trimmed back away from your house. You can thoroughly clean your house; make sure no food particles are left anywhere and search for and seal any holes you can find on the outside of your house. However, even with all of these safeguards, cockroaches can still find their way in. These are resourceful creatures that can scale walls, climb across ceilings, and squeeze through thin gaps. Effective exclusion requires a professional pest control plan.
Hoffer Pest Solutions has been protecting homes and businesses for over 40 years, and in that time, we've learned a few things about how to completely rid homes of cockroaches. If you have cockroach issues, why not join the 3,500 plus homeowners who rely on Hoffer for their pest control needs? You don't have to let those filthy creatures make themselves at home; get help today!