Depending on who you talk to, experts estimate that there are anywhere from 1.5 to 30 million different species of insects living on the earth; and here in Hawaii it is estimated that we deal with at least 179 different insects with several species of each for instance: there are over 40 species of ant, over 39 different species of spider, and 19 species of cockroach. With so many insects, it is no wonder that we can become desensitized to their presence. In some cases, that isn’t much of a problem. Many species of insect are nothing more than a mere nuisance. However, there are some insects that actually pose a threat to your health and safety. Termites cause billions of dollars in damages each year, carpenter ants cause millions of dollars in damages each year, and insects like mosquitoes, bees, wasps, and cockroaches can cause severe allergic reactions or illness and can even cause death. Of these pests that are considered to be harmful, we are going to focus on the cockroach today.
There are 3 species of cockroach here in Hawaii that are likely to become a problem for home and business owners. They are the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the Surinam cockroach. No matter the species, cockroaches carry and transmit pathogens that will make you sick. These creatures are drawn to areas of filth. They will crawl through sewers, dumps, and any other unseemly places where slime and bacteria and other pathogens live and grow. These germs stick to their legs and bodies and are carried and deposited wherever cockroaches roam. This means that as these insects crawl through your cupboards, under your toaster, and on your plates and silverware they are leaving behind pathogens that can make you and your family ill.
Cockroaches are nocturnal so you don't always realize that they are hiding out in your home, and if you do see them during the day, the indication is that you have a very large infestation. One way to check for the presence of these dangerous pests is to flip your light on in your kitchen at night and pay attention for these fast moving bugs along baseboards and walls. Really, though, the only sure way to determine if cockroaches are causing your flu-like symptoms is to have a trusted professional pest control company perform an inspection. These experts, like the pest professionals here at Sandwich Isle, know the subtle signs, common nesting sites, and habits of these bugs and can identify a colony much quicker than you can.
Once you determine the presence of cockroaches, you have to decide what to do about them. Living with them is definitely not an option. DIY methods promise great results but they lack in follow-through. The real truth is that DIY products typically only kill a few of these insects and fail to penetrate deep enough into wall voids to kill the entire colony, and they do nothing to plug up entry points that are used to gain access into your home in the first place.
The best plan for ridding your home of cockroaches here in Hawaii is to partner with Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions. With almost 20 years of experience, our team at Sandwich Isle Pest knows all there is to know about Hawaii's cockroaches. Our state-of-the-art technologies, products and our commitment to excellence means that those cockroaches don’t stand a chance. Protect the health of your family with help from Sandwich Isle Pest.