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What Makes Cockroaches In New Castle Homes Dangerous?

September 23, 2020


Cockroaches have righteously earned their reputation for being disgusting and unwelcome. They are ugly and scare people with their fast movement and flight. The fact that they can reproduce at rapid speed makes them even more undesirable for New Castle home and business owners.

Residents are often concerned about the germs these critters carry. Entrepreneurs will be thinking about this as well, with the added worry about their customers and employees. In the worst-case scenario, they could lose their establishment.

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It’s widely known that cockroaches are a hazard, but it’s necessary to understand the specific dangers these bugs present. Being familiar with this information will help you gear up for prevention and extermination, with a hand from Moyer Pest Control.

What Are the Risks of New Castle Cockroaches?

American, German, and oriental cockroaches are the most common species in the area. No matter the subgroup, all can taint food and surfaces. They naturally have bacteria on their bodies. The spines on their legs collect microorganisms when they burrow through sewage, pipes, garbage, and other hubs for filth. Of course, them releasing waste as they crawl around also contributes to the spread of germs. These insects can generate the following:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic responses
  • Asthmatic reactions
  • Gastroenteritis
  • E. Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Pathogens
  • Viruses

As if being a threat to your health wasn’t enough, cockroaches can ruin property too. American roaches, for instance, destroy paper materials and fabrics. The reddish-brown pests can grow as long as three inches. German roaches are 1/2 to ⅝ of an inch long. Horizontal stripes sit on their brown or tan heads. Their little ones are all black. The oriental roaches are reddish-brown or black, and an inch long.

Chief infestation signs are finding cockroach eggs and droppings, and detecting unrelenting odors. The pellets of American roaches are blunt at the end and ridged overall. German feces are visually similar to pepper. Typically, you’ll find these specks around floor corners, ceiling fixtures, door frames, drawers, and on surfaces. Eggs are often laid in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. The color and size vary. They can be black, brown, red, or tan. The length ranges from roughly 3/16 to one inch. Regarding scents in the air, cockroaches release communication chemicals that will smell musty. These substances have the power to change the flavor and scent of food the insects infest.

How Can Cockroaches Be Prevented?

Though cockroaches are mighty and determined, you can reduce the chances of having to deal with them if you take these actions:

  • No hole is an obstacle for roaches, so seal up gaps around utilities and pipes, foundations, doors, and windows.
  • Put sweeps on all exterior doors.
  • Eliminate their water source by having moisture issues and leaks fixed.
  • Take your garbage out and wash your dishes routinely.
  • Use containers with tight lids for food and trash storage.
  • Don’t leave food messes around; clean them up as they occur.
  • Groom plants, flowers, and shrubs, and keep them distanced from buildings.
  • Regulate interior humidity levels.

What Can Moyer Pest Control Do About Cockroaches?

Many residents opt to try commercial products to get rid of cockroaches. The truth is, the majority of store items have low or temporary effectiveness. On top of that, sprays and insecticides are easily misused or toxic. This could end in lethal or harmful outcomes for humans, pets, and/or plants.

The Service Professionals™ at Moyer Pest Control are registered and licensed experts, who know how to get to the core of a roach problem safely and efficiently. They’ll only use equipment approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Have peace of mind, and call us today!

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