Cockroaches & Disease
If you have ever had cockroaches in your home, you know it can be an unpleasant experience. They hide in kitchens and bathrooms and can be enough to make even a brave soul feel a little squeamish.
However, many people do not realize that in addition to being unattractive house guests, cockroaches can also pose serious health concerns when they enter your home, school, workplace, or other buildings. For one, cockroaches can be a trigger of asthma and allergies, especially in children. In addition, these pests have been implicated in the spread of a number of serious diseases to humans, making their presence more concerning.
Cockroaches are attracted to warm, moist environments. They spend the daylight hours in dark, secluded sites under refrigerators, stoves, false bottoms in kitchen cabinets, in the backs of cabinets and in crevices between baseboards and floors or cabinets and walls. They may also be found behind pictures or within electronic equipment. A number of these openings will ultimately lead to voids in the stud walls. The insects leave these sites at night to forage for food and water. The presence of cockroaches during the day may indicate a large population.
If a unknowing person consumes food contaminated by cockroaches, it can make them very ill. In total, cockroaches are known to spread 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, six types of parasitic worms and seven kinds of human pathogens. E. coli and Salmonella bacteria can cause food poisoning.
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save you money on your monthly utility costs. But, will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky roaches will not survive the pest control properties not found in other types of insulation.
Unlike many household pests, cockroaches are prevalent year-round. Homeowners attempting to control cockroaches themselves may find this to be a difficult task. You should contact a professional pest management company to eliminate a cockroach problem.
Since InCide® may only be installed by a licensed pest control operator, ask them how you can reduce the risk of cockroach infestation in your walls and save money on your monthly utility cost.