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Date Posted: May 8, 2019
Category: Cockroaches

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A slimy looking german cockroach crawling along a worcester kitchen counter top

 

For many Worcester residents, cockroach infestations become a concern during summer when they begin rapidly reproducing and invading in larger numbers. The warm, sunny weather of summer and the humidity left behind from spring create the perfect environment for cockroaches to breed, reproduce, and thrive as a species. As more and more cockroaches become active and comfortable in the warmth of summer, they will begin seeking sources of food and damp shelter. This can lead them into your Worcester home, which can lead to filth, disease, and bacteria being brought in as well.

The Danger of Cockroaches

Aside from simply being a disgusting nuisance to see skittering about your home, cockroaches are capable of transmitting diseases to humans by contaminating counter surfaces and food sources with bacteria and pathogens brought in from outside or from filthy places inside such as drains or open trash cans. These bacteria are known to cause major health issues such as cholera, leprosy, Salmonella, and many other dangerous illnesses.

Cockroach Prevention

To protect yourself from cockroaches, it is important to keep your home secure and protected. Keeping filthy cockroaches off your Worcester property can be difficult, but there are a few steps you can take to help stop them from entering your home.

  • While summer does bring plenty of heat and humidity, cockroaches are always searching for moisture. Repairing leaky pipes, dripping faucets, and replacing water-damaged items can go a long way to reducing the moisture in your home that cockroaches depend on to survive.

  • Food is a huge attractant for cockroaches. Open trash cans, unswept floors, and cluttered counters all provide plenty of food for cockroaches to eat. By sealing your trash cans, sweeping up crumbs, and cleaning your counter surfaces, you remove one of the major reasons cockroaches end up inside.

  • Check the exterior of your home for gaps, crevices, and cracks that may be large enough for cockroaches to squeeze in through. Sealing these areas in your exterior walls and foundation means fewer entry points for cockroaches to invade.

If cockroaches have already invaded your Worcester home, your best course of action is to contact the professionals here at Big Blue Bug Solutions. Our highly trained pest professionals have the skills and equipment needed to get, and keep, cockroaches and other pests out of your home. Reach out to Big Blue today to get the home pest control services you deserve!

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