6 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Cockroaches
- Cockroaches are known to carry human pathogens, such as Salmonella and E. col.
- Cockroaches are nocturnal, hiding during the day and becoming active at night
- The number of cockroaches people see is usually a small percentage of a much larger population.
- All cockroaches are scavengers and will survive on almost any food as well as backing glue, leather, book bindings, or bar soap.
- They spend most of their time in narrow, tight cracks and spaces where surfaces touch them on both sides.
- Cockroaches tend to congregate in corners and generally travel along the edges of walls or other surfaces.
Dead cockroaches, body parts and feces all become a part of household dust and in turn develops into a powerful asthma trigger. This dust can trigger asthma symptoms for years. Good sanitation practices are the best way to avoid cockroach infestations in your home.
The Top 6 Ways To Avoid a Cockroach Infestation
- Empty garbage cans frequently and clean interior regularly.
- Keep food out of bedrooms and limit to only certain rooms.
- Do not accumulate empty food and drink cans.
- Do not leave uncovered food out.
- Clean kitchen countertops and floors regularly.
- Seal holes and cracks around your home that cockroaches can enter.
Traditional cockroach control methods do not work. Store bought bug sprays, foggers and bombs usually drive the roaches away and then they come back…often spreading the problem to other areas of your home