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Cockroaches: Disgusting and Harmful

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Nobody has ever said, "Aww, look at the cute little cockroach!" And why would they? These are just about the most disgusting-looking creatures we have on this planet, and when you add the sound of clicking bug feet across a hard floor, that's enough to make even a normally sane person shriek and jump up onto the nearest chair. Yes, there is no question that cockroaches are gross, but did you know that they are also harmful to your health and home?

How are cockroaches harmful to your health?

  • Cockroaches can contaminate any food that they come into contact with by secreting waste or saliva which can contain bacteria. These bacteria can cause illnesses such as food poisoning, diarrhea, and Staphylococcal infections. Roaches pick up these bacteria when they crawl through garbage bins, sewers, and the like.

  • Cockroaches can cause allergic reactions in some people. This happens when dust containing cockroach feces or body parts become airborne and are breathed in. This can also cause asthmatic reactions in some people, especially children.

  • Cockroaches are also able to bite. This also is rare, but if a home is heavily infested, this does sometimes happen. They typically will nibble on fingernails, toes, or other soft parts of the body causing wounds.

How are cockroaches harmful to your home?

  • Though roaches prefer to eat food, whether it is fresh or rotten, they also are known to eat such things as plants, dandruff, soap, leather, wallpaper paste, glue, nylon clothing, book bindings, paper, and more.

  • Cockroaches also spread feces, urine, and regurgitated food everywhere they go. This will eventually cause a pungent musty smell. The longer roaches are allowed to infest and multiply, the stronger this odor will be.

If your house has a few cockroaches, there's no need to worry, right?

Once a few cockroaches get into your home, it won't take long before those few roaches turn into a few hundred. Then a few thousand! A female German cockroach carries something called an egg capsule that contains approximately 40 eggs. Cockroaches can live up to a year, and a single female may produce up to 8 egg casings in a lifetime. You can see how just a few roaches in your home can quickly multiply exponentially.

So, how do you get rid of cockroaches?

We're glad you asked. There are a number of steps that can be taken in an effort to get rid of roaches on your own, but once they have taken hold, they can be an extremely difficult pest to completely eradicate without professional help. Here at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions we have the knowledge and expertise to completely get rid of cockroaches from your Hawaii home, and protect your home from future cockroach invasions. And, if cockroaches do return, we will also return at no extra charge until you are completely satisfied. Don't live with these disgusting, harmful creatures, get help from Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions today.

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