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Are Cockroaches That Bad?

If you have recently noticed a few cockroaches in your kitchen, you might be slightly annoyed but think “What’s the big deal?” Every home seems to have a few pests once in awhile so what’s the big deal about a few cockroaches? Maybe with a little bug spray and keeping the floor swept, they will just die off and you won’t need to worry about them. Wrong. Cockroaches are one of the most determined pests you can have in your home. They have been around for 49 million years so they know a thing or two about survival. To add to their survival skills, cockroaches are full of bacteria and diseases. Let’s elaborate for you…

Cockroaches are Filthy, Dangerous and Germ-Ridden

It might seem that a few cockroaches are as harmless as a few potato bugs. This is not so. Cockroaches are dangerous because they transmit and spread a range of diseases and bacteria such as salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. And if that wasn’t bad enough, cockroaches can harbor diseases such as the polio virus. How are these diseases spread? As roaches rummage through your food and walk across your beautifully clean counters, they vomit and defecate wherever they go. This bit of info might be just enough to make you run screaming to Green Pest Services because that is just disgusting.

Cockroaches hide well and Multiply Quickly

One reason it’s so hard for homeowners to get rid of a cockroach infestation on their own is that they are experts at concealing themselves. They will slip behind wallpaper, wiggle into wall cracks or even squeeze into electrical outlets. Reproduction is often and in large numbers. One single female can reproduce 30-40 eggs at a time so if you have a few dozen cockroaches in your home, imagine how fast that can turn into a few hundred or a few thousand cockroaches! Suddenly you have a massive infestation on your hands and need professional help quickly.

Green Pest Services Removes Infestations Safely

For efficient, expert cockroach control, you want it done safely and quickly. Our team of technicians is skilled in timely removal. We know where to look and we know the best and safest ways to give you a cockroach free home. Our treatments are non-toxic so you don’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals around your children or pets. Give us a call today to keep those disease ridden roaches out of your kitchen.