Monday, July 6, 2015
Cockroaches are some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. These long-despised creepy creatures have been around for more than 280 million years, and in this time have evolved to display some unique behaviors and survival tactics that allow them to thrive in many different environments, including homes in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Rose Pest Solutions reminds homeowners that while controlling cockroaches can be particularly challenging, doing so is vital to protecting human health.
“Cockroaches are known to cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children,” said Mark D. Sheperdigian, B.C.E. VP of Technical Services at Rose Pest Solutions. “These pests can also spread 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella. The German and American Cockroaches are the most likely species to infest homes in our service area of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana and if spotted, homeowners should call Rose to evaluate the severity of the problem and recommend a course of treatment.”
Rose Pest Solutions offers insight into what makes cockroaches so difficult to control:
To prevent cockroaches, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) suggests keeping a meticulously clean kitchen, eliminating moisture in bathrooms, sealing all cracks and crevices inside and outside the home and keeping basements and crawlspaces dry and well-ventilated.
If you suspect a cockroach infestation, please contact us.