How confident are you that there are exactly zero cockroaches inside of your home? Don’t be over confident because there’s a good chance they do exist in the dark, damp places throughout your house — eve if you’ve never seen one before. Before you start freaking out, there are some things you should know.
Fact #1: They’re Not Always Visible
It’s possible for your home to have a cockroach infestation without ever seeing one scurry past you in the kitchen. However, you might have noticed their feces without knowing what it was. Cockroaches leave behind feces that resembles large pieces of cracked pepper or dirt. Common places to find these droppings are in basements, behind refrigerators, and underneath sinks.
Fact #2: Sickness Is an Understatement
Everyone knows cockroaches are dirty pests that can make you sick, but not many people realize the severity of this situation. Cockroaches can spread E. coli, salmonella, and staphylococcus which can lead to urinary tract infections, severe diarrhea, dysentery, pneumonia, and many more illnesses. Even their droppings can make you sick by triggering allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
Fact #3: Removal Is Extremely Difficult
The removal of a cockroach infestation isn’t something that you can do yourself with a few quick handy tips and tricks. You will need the assistance of a pest management professional to treat the inside AND outside of your home, along with routine inspections. However, you can do things to prevent future infestations like sealing cracks in your foundation, making sure there is no moisture or wet spots, and keeping a clean house.
Seeing a single cockroach in your home should sound an alarm in your head that screams “Call For Help Now!” When you need your home inspected by pest management professionals, contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.