Cockroaches (Photo credit: Destinys Agent)

Cockroaches are one of the most popular and hardy household pests in the United States. They invade our homes through small cracks and crevices looking for food and water. They will eat any organic material, but their favorite foods include: sugary sweets, glue, salty snacks, dog doo, meats, blood, cheeses, hair, fingernails, dead bugs, leather, and even wood. Cockroaches have been known to go up to four months without food or water.

Cockroaches are known for spreading diseases by transporting microbes on their bodies. Some of the diseases they can spread include: polio, typhoid fever, leprosy, and bubonic plaque. They have also been shown to cause allergic reactions in humans, and are linked to asthma. Other unpleasant side effects roaches can cause are food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, parasitic worms, and urinary track infections. In addition to all of those, cockroaches also carry over 40 different types of bacteria. They are definitely something you do not want in your home.

Treating for cockroaches is becoming increasingly challenging as their bodies adapt and become resistant to insecticides. Poisons that once worked just a few years ago have less of an effect on each subsequent generation. Unsuccessful roach treatments add to the cockroaches’ resistance, leaving stronger roaches to live on and pass on more tolerant genes.

Notable species of cockroaches:

2 thoughts on “Cockroaches

  1. There are a number of ways that cockroaches can be controlled (if not totally eliminated) – in fact you can use just a rubbing alcohol to eliminate them – just a few drops and you’ll be surprised that is just what you need to kill one.

  2. Cockroaches really have become so stubborn through resistance to various poisons. Although the best contents which used to control these pesky pests were removed or banned because of there bad side effects. But me as PEST CONTROL OPERATOR we came up with some concoction with many different active ingredients combined together results to perfect extermination of cockroaches of different species both in indoor and outdoor ones. Its main characteristics endures instant kill effect and longer residual effect consistently.
    Cockroaches we have an easy ride over its control, but as an expert pest controller its preferred control should be in a time framer of quarterly basis.

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