Cockroach Infestation Health Risks

Cockroach Infestation Health Risks

Cockroaches are more than a nuisance. They carry loads of diseases, parasites, and allergens that put you and the members of your household at risk of getting very sick. Everywhere they go, they spread illness.  It is therefore important that you get rid of cockroaches as soon as possible. If you suspect a cockroach problem in your home or place of work, give us a call for Cockroach Exterminations in Peterborough. We provide comprehensive solutions to all pest problems: 705-535-0854.

Cockroaches are some of the oldest and most common pests in the world. These are hardy insects that can go for months without food, and they multiply at an alarmingly fast rate. The most common species in Ontario is the German cockroach. This cockroach is glossy brown with two black stripes on its back. It measures up to 16mm in length and sports a pair of wings, but it cannot fly. Cockroaches typically infest kitchens and bathrooms where there is food and moisture. They hide in dark crevices and feed on whatever they find.

Cockroaches carry a variety of bacteria and parasites. Everywhere they go, they spread illnesses like Salmonella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Salmonella is often associated with food poisoning and typhoid fever, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause a variety of problems from earaches to rashes to fever and chills. Parasites include roundworms, tapeworms, and more – all of which are extremely dangerous to humans and pets. Some people are allergic to cockroaches and suffer from asthma attacks, nasal congestion, and rashes on the skin. Cockroaches are filthy pests that should be eliminated as soon as possible.

If there are cockroaches in your home or business, call an exterminator. Professionals have the products and expertise to get rid of cockroaches effectively. Homemade solutions and store-bought pesticides do not work as well as and they risk prolonging the issue. What you can do to help is to pest-proof your kitchen and bathroom. Seal every crack you find with a silicone caulking or expanding foam. Then, implement a thorough cleaning regimen. Keep surfaces clean at all times. Store food in sealed containers and avoid leaving any food out overnight – including garbage bags and pet food.

If you want to avoid getting sick, get rid of your cockroach problem as soon as possible. The sooner you call an exterminator, the better. Our technicians are trained in all forms of pest removal and have years of experience. We have what it takes to get rid of cockroaches quickly and effectively. Our insecticides reach deep in their hiding spots, and they continue to work for weeks after they have been applied. Call Exterminator Peterborough for pest controls services you can count on: 705-535-0854.