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Serious Health Concerns Cockroaches Bring to Infested Homes

August 27, 2018

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Most people agree that cockroaches are vile pests that we want to keep out of our homes. There are a variety of health and safety threats that cockroaches bring with them. They can transmit diseases while they scurry through our food. So you will definitely want to make sure your home isn't one infested with cockroaches!

Cockroaches thrive in densely populated areas but can also be found throughout sprawling country locations. These pests can be found living in the vilest of locations including sewers, manure piles, trash cans, garbage disposals, sink drains, and basically anywhere else where filth can be found. As these cockroaches scurry through these unsanitary locations, they pick up harmful bacteria, pathogens, and viruses that they can then deposit throughout your home if they invade.

Cockroaches can transmit salmonella, dysentery, and gastroenteritis as well as other parasites that cause stomach problems. These illnesses can make individuals become very sick and experience dehydration and more caused by the stomach problems. Additionally, cockroaches can trigger allergies and asthma in people who are sensitive to their proteins and allergens.

Once inside, cockroaches will invade our food sources including pet food and contaminate them. In addition to causing the diseases they might spread as listed above, this contamination causes extensive food waste and can become a huge expense for families.

There are no effective DIY treatments to get rid of cockroaches completely. You can, however, take measures to prevent an infestation from happening in the first place. To accomplish this, follow these helpful steps:

  • Keep your home clean and free of clutter, food spills, and exposed or open food sources including bowls of pet food and bird feeders.
  • Remove household trash frequently and cover outdoor trash receptacles tightly.
  • Keep rotted vegetation away from your home, including compost bins.

Unfortunately, even if you work diligently to prevent cockroaches, you may still find yourself dealing with an infestation. Moyer Pest Control is your number one choice in Pennsylvania for cockroach elimination! Call us at the first sign of an infestation and we can help you rectify the problem! By taking your cockroach control one step further with the Complete Home Guard or Complete Home Guard Plus Service Plan from Moyer Pest Control, your home will be protected from cockroaches all year-round. Should you unexpectedly find yourself with a cockroach infestation between regular treatments, we will come to your property immediately and remedy the cockroach problem at no additional charge! We understand how important it is to keep your family safe and your home free from cockroaches and the nasty diseases they can bring. Learn more about our residential pest control plans, and get rid of those cockroaches once and for all. 


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