Cockroaches Cause Allergic and Asthmatic Reactions

Cockroach

According to the Columbia Center for Children’s Environment Health, “Exposure to pest allergens from cockroaches and rodents can cause serious allergic and asthmatic reactions.”

German Cockroaches commonly infest interiors —kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. They prefer areas where we eat and they are attracted to the heat and motors of electrical appliances (refrigerators, TV’s, dishwashers, microwaves, etc.). Cockroaches are common in apartment buildings with shared walls; they hide in moving boxes and often move in with new tenants.

Cockroaches are carriers of many diseases including staph infections, E. Coli (Escherichia Coli), food poisoning (Salmonella), and Streptococcus. They are a known asthma irritant. It is important to take a cockroach infestation seriously. It is a matter of health.

Controlling cockroaches is a multi-step process that involves killing adult cockroaches and then juvenile, or nymph cockroaches as they emerge and before they reproduce. Call Thrasher Termite & Pest Control as soon as you suspect a cockroach infestation. We’ll get to work immediately to make your home roach free.

Outdoor cockroaches rarely require control.

 
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