Date Posted: November 15, 2016
The holidays are a time for getting together with family and friends, and sharing in traditional family meals. While most people have “the more the merrier” mentality when it comes to holiday meals, the last thing you want is a cockroach walking across the table and helping itself to your Thanksgiving dinner!
Getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of preparation. You want a memorable family meal that not only tastes great, but that also makes an impression for your guests when the table is set and the food is served. Just imagine sitting down at the table, lifting up the giant bowl of mashed potatoes to pass it, to find a cockroach scurry across the table!
To prevent the embarrassment and horror of this situation – call on Big Blue Bug Solutions if you have evidence of cockroaches in your home before the holidays. No one will ever know that cockroaches almost ruined your Thanksgiving dinner with Big Blue Bug Solutions’ prompt service.
Cockroaches in Massachusetts
The wood cockroach gets its name because it is found in wooded areas. American cockroaches are also found in New England. They breed and live outdoors, in stumps, under pieces of bark, or in mulch – but they can sometimes find themselves inside Massachusetts homes surrounded by woods when they hide in firewood that is brought inside to heat the home, or after they get under cedar shake shingles.
Cockroaches themselves are not dangerous as they don’t bite or sting, but they do tend to live and travel through areas that harbor bacteria – including dumpsters, bathrooms, and drains. The bacteria of their habitat can get on their bodies and then contaminate food and food preparation areas. When people eat food contaminated by the bacteria on cockroaches, it can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and in extreme cases, transmit Salmonella.
Cockroaches can be hard to eliminate from homes with do-it-yourself pest control methods. If you want to make sure you aren’t sharing your holiday dinner with cockroaches, the holiday season is not the time to experiment with DIY pest control solutions. Give Big Blue Bug Solutions a call for effective Massachusetts residential pest control so you can enjoy your Thanksgiving meal.