Date Posted: August 12, 2019
Many people share the opinion that summer is far too short in New England. By the time school starts back up in late August or early September, we know our hot sunny days are numbered. But we’re not the only ones who know it. Pests of all kinds start looking for shelter when the temperatures start dropping. Today we are talking about filthy cockroaches, why they get into homes in late summer and the dangers they bring with them.
Why Cockroaches Get Into Worcester Homes in Late Summer
Whether it be because of a late summer heat streak or because it’s already getting cooler at night, cockroaches often enter homes in search of a reprieve from the weather. If it’s too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry, roaches don’t like it and look for a place with a more suitable climate.
Roaches will also get inside while searching for food or water. These two things are usually in ready supply in homes and once cockroaches see that, they’ll be likely to stay and grow in number.
Dangers Cockroaches Bring to Worcester Homes
If cockroaches were simply large, scary bugs, they wouldn’t be that big of a deal. However, there are dangers associated with them that make them a pest you do not want in your home under any circumstances.
The main problem with cockroaches is that they spend their time in extremely unsanitary places. They’re often found in garbage, on rotting animal carcasses and feces, and even in sewers. This gives them ample opportunity to pick up all kinds of bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens.
Once roaches get into your home, they spread these pathogens wherever they walk. Since they’re not very good houseguests, it’s likely that they’ll crawl across your counters, over your food, and even in your bathroom on your toothbrush. When you know this information, it’s easy to understand how they’ve been linked to the spread of dozens of illnesses, including salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, cholera, and even leprosy.
It doesn’t end there though. The saliva, feces, and shed body parts of cockroaches can trigger serious allergy and asthma symptoms in some people, especially young children.
What to Do if You See Roaches in Your Worcester Home
Cockroaches are not pests to mess around with. If you see one or two in your Worcester home, it’s likely that more are hiding nearby, just out of sight. And take note that they are extremely difficult to eliminate using DIY methods because they are incredibly resilient and because, without the necessary knowledge, you’re not likely to eliminate all the roaches hiding in your house.
It’s best to call Big Blue Bug Solutions. We understand cockroach behavior and know how to get to the root of your roach problems. We’ll eliminate your entire problem, leaving your home cockroach-free. Reach out to us today.