The number one nuisance for New England pest control is the cockroach. We often joke that they can survive a nuclear bomb, but that isn’t far from the truth! They are your worst nightmare full of awful and gross realities that you never wanted to know. We’ve provided the top six need to know facts that you will want to keep in mind the next time you see a cockroach.
1. Cockroaches Can Live Anywhere
Cockroaches are attracted to foul smells and dark habitats, which is the reason why they are found around garbage bags. Just because they thrive in unsanitary conditions doesn’t mean that they’re incapable of surviving in impeccably clean environments. They adapt to all environments quickly and will find the ideal conditions to thrive and reproduce much to your chagrin.
2. They Can Induce Asthma
These bugs also smell! They emit an awful odor from fluid emitting scent glands which they also regurgitate while eating. A cockroach’s exoskeleton can aggravate asthma symptoms by going airborne when crushed or stepped on.
3. They Carry a Lot of Diseases
Roaches have been known to spread E. coli, salmonella, parasitic worms, and many other types of bacteria. They contaminate surfaces, utensils, and even food with indirect transmission with carrying all of these bacteria. They are also known carriers of typhoid, dysentery, and cholera.
4. They’ll Eat Just about Anything
Cockroaches are omnivores that can eat things like wallpaper, cardboard, paper scraps, nylon stockings, toothpaste, book bindings, or even dried flakes of human skin. They have even been documented feeding on toenails, eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair of sleeping children! New England homes provide them with more than the traditional decaying organic matter roaches typically dine on.
5. Female Cockroaches Spend Their Life Making Babies
A female cockroach usually carries 40 eggs in a sack on top of its back. A female cockroach can produce nine to ten egg sacks in their life, but some have been known to produce as many as 90! The larvae hatch and mature into adults within 2 months. The species of roach that New England pest control come across live from 10 months to one year.
Regular Inspections Can Stop Cockroach Infestation
New England pest control is your first line of defense against nasty cockroaches. If you see one or two cockroaches in your home, then you may already have an infestation! They repopulate quickly and thrive in every nook and cranny. Cockroaches can cause some serious health issues for you and your family members and the only way this can be prevented is with regular inspections.
Contact Bain Pest Control today for an inspection and stop cockroaches before they start!