Date Posted: February 6, 2019
No one wants to find a cockroach in their home. Cockroaches have developed a pretty bad reputation over the years (for many good reasons that we’ll discuss below) and finding one in your home signals that things are not as they should be. Whether you currently have cockroaches in your home, or not, there are many ways Providence homes can benefit from professional cockroach control.
Why Cockroaches Have a Bad Reputation
Cockroaches are not known for being nice clean bugs that no one minds having around. They’ve earned their bad name because they really are as dirty as everyone thinks they are.
- Cockroaches hang out in unsanitary spaces. They enjoy spending time in garbage bins and sewers, and on toilet seats and in sink drains. In these places, they pick up a large number of pathogens.
- Cockroaches spread disease. The bacteria, germs, and parasites they pick up get spread around when they walk through your home. These germs can then be picked up by you and your family members and you can end up sick with a number of different illnesses.
- Cockroaches trigger asthma symptoms. Their feces and shed skins can trigger or exacerbate asthma in some people.
Why DIY Cockroach Elimination Rarely Works
It would be convenient if cockroaches were easy to kill. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. DIY methods of elimination are rarely effective for a few reasons.
Simply trying to kill a single cockroach can be difficult. They can live for a week without a head and can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes. Even if you’re successful at killing one or two cockroaches, there are most likely many more hiding somewhere because they reproduce very quickly
Using insecticides often does not work to eliminate cockroaches because roaches are good at detecting and avoiding them. Plus, insecticides can be dangerous to your family and pets.
How Providence Homes Benefit From Professional Cockroach Control
Where DIY methods fail, professional cockroach control does not. Hiring a professional pest control company to take care of your cockroach problem will help you eliminate more than just the cockroaches; they’ll eliminate stress and wasted time with DIY methods.
When you call Big Blue Bug Solutions, we will identify the size and location of your cockroach problem, establish a plan to eliminate them, and determine how they got inside in order to help prevent another infestation in the future.