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WHY ARE COCKROACHES A CONCERN?

January 16, 2018

Categories: Common Pests, Residential and Urban Services, Commercial Services, Cockroaches

Dating back as far as 5 million years ago (to prehistoric times), the cockroach is the most adaptable and resilient insect on the planet.

To say they are despised for their looks is an understatement. For most, just the word ‘cockroach’ or ‘roach’, invokes a full body shudder from head to toe.  These insects may not have good looks going for them, but their ability to adjust to their surroundings has been the key to their longevity on this planet.

While commonly found in unsanitary environments, they can be an issue anywhere - homes, apartments, day care facilities, schools, restaurants, hotels, motels, healthcare facilities, food distribution centers, food warehouse facilities and even various modes of transportation, like buses, trains and planes.

Cockroaches require three things for survival:

  1. Food
  2. Water
  3. Non-freezing temperatures.

Interestingly, these insects can survive a week with no water or food. And while favouring to live in warm, humid environments (having originated from the tropics), they have adapted to colder weather by venturing indoors to seek a favourable environments, especially basements, kitchens and bathrooms.

The most concerning things about these insects is how utterly unsantiary they are and the health risks they pose to people.

Here's why:
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Knowing the above, it's understandable why cockroaches cause worry and strain (emotional and financial) for people and businesses. No one want to become sick, or see others like family, friends, employees, or customers, fall ill, A cockroach infestation can seriously impact one's quality of life, For a business, this can damage it's reputation, and bottom line.

Now just because you find a single cockroach does not mean you have an infestation. Here are some signs that you may have a cockroach infestation:

If your concerned about cockroaches, check out  these tip to help you get rid of cockroaches. Getting rid of cockroaches is not always easy or quick. Professional help may be needed.

If you need help to get rid of a cockroach infestation, contact the experts at Environmental Pest Control.

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