Why Cockroach Infestations Are Best Left To The Professionals

1/9/2019


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No one likes the idea of cockroaches. Even if you know nothing about them, there’s something about roaches that makes people not want to have them around. There are good reasons to feel this way, and we will discuss those reasons below. We’ll also discuss why it is best to leave cockroach infestations to the professionals in order to keep your home a roach-free zone.

The Problems Cockroaches Bring

If cockroaches were simply pesky bugs, they wouldn’t be that big of a deal. You probably still wouldn’t want them in your home, but you’d have no reason to be worried if you saw one. Unfortunately, they are not just pesky bugs, they cause a number of serious problems for the people whose homes they infest.

The biggest problem with cockroaches is that they spend a large amount of time in unsanitary spaces. They hang out in garbage bins, on toilet seats, and in sink drains just to name a few. While in these places, they pick up a number of different pathogens that they spread around on all the surfaces they walk across, including your counters and food-prep surfaces. These pathogens can cause serious illnesses, such as Salmonella, E.coli, and parasitic worms. Also, the shed skins and feces of roaches have been known to trigger asthma attacks in people.

The Difficulties of DIY Cockroach Elimination Methods

Unfortunately, cockroaches can be very difficult to eliminate once they’ve gotten into your home. While you may be able to eliminate some of them, they are very good at hiding and it’s highly unlikely that you will get them all.

Cockroaches also have some survival techniques that make them difficult to exterminate. They can hold their breath for over half an hour, so throwing them in the toilet will probably be ineffective unless you stay there to make sure they don’t make it out. They can also survive for several days without a head! Clearly, cockroaches do not go down without a fight.

Why Cockroach Infestations are Best Left to the Professionals

If you discover cockroaches in your home, you will save yourself time and frustration and prevent the roaches from taking over by calling the professionals at Schendel Pest Services. We can eliminate your cockroach problem in its entirety. We also offer programs that will keep your home protected from cockroaches, and many other pests, year round.

Don’t let cockroaches cause your family stress and illness. Call us today for more information on our cockroach control options.




 

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