If you’ve ever experienced a cockroach infestation, you know just how disgusting those pesky insects can be. However, their ugly appearance isn’t their worst quality. If your home is overrun by cockroaches, you could be putting your family at risk of a range of illnesses. Read up about everyone’s least favourite insect right here.
Transmission of Germs and Bacteria
Most people tend to be disgusted at the sight of cockroaches. As it turns out, this is for good reason! Cockroaches are some of the nastiest, most germ-infested insects around, and can put the health and wellbeing of your family at risk. Cockroaches can track diseases and bacteria across your home without leaving a trace, meaning they could be making you sick without your knowledge. If cockroaches manage to contaminate your food, you could be at serious risk of a number of illnesses. Cockroaches are also linked to a number of allergies and can be particularly hazardous to those with compromised immune systems.
Damage to Your Belongings
Many people assume that cockroaches are harmless insects. In reality, they could be causing irreparable damage to your home and belongings. In additional to looking absolutely revolting, cockroaches like to chew on many common household items. If you live in a home with wallpaper, be aware that cockroaches love to feast on the dried glue attached to your walls, as well as the paper itself! Cockroaches can also munch right through your drapes, curtains, books, letters and important documents. They’re certainly not picky eaters! Some species of cockroaches have even been known to crawl right into electrical appliances in search of a cozy home. This is be a dangerous fire hazard and can put your family at serious risk.
DIY Strategies to Prevent Infestations
If you’re dealing with a cockroach problem, there are some simple tricks you can do to prevent them from setting up shop in your home.
Cockroaches are attracted to food, so it’s important to be as neat and clean as possible around the kitchen and dining areas. Store food above ground level in airtight containers, and always sweep up any crumbs or food scraps. Empty your bins regularly, and don’t forget to give them a thorough cleaning every now and then. Cockroaches love to nest in little nooks and crannies around your home, so don’t give them the opportunity! Avoid cluttered areas and regularly clean out your shelves and storage spaces.
Call in Professional Help
Cockroaches are some of the most stubborn insects alive. It can feel like you’ve tried absolutely everything to get rid of them, but they still pop up all over your home. If you’re experiencing a cockroach infestation, contact the team at AGJ Pest Management. We bring years of experience, technical know-how and specialised equipment to inspect and rid your home of cockroaches, permanently. Our friendly team is more than happy to offer our tips and tricks for making your home absolutely uninhabitable for cockroaches.
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