Cockroaches are gross. They dwell in sewers, forage in dumps and there is record of these insects feasting on skin, fingernails and eyelashes. Yes, you read correctly. While that should be enough to convince most of us that roaches have no place in homes and businesses, it should also be noted that cockroaches are a dangerous pest.
By dangerous we don’t mean they will attack and devour your flesh, instead they are more likely to leave behind dangerous bacteria (collected in the sewers and trash mentioned above) as well as their feces on surfaces and even on food. They also spread several pathogens and even parasitic worms. Can you say health risk? Roaches are also known to trigger asthma and allergies. According to the American Lung Association, researchers are exploring evidence that early exposure to cockroach allergen may cause asthma to develop in youngsters and older children.
For commercial environments, cockroaches risk the health of employees and customers but it also threatens brand reputation. Product contamination and pest sightings scaring away patrons are just a couple of examples of how cockroaches are dangerous for food processors, restaurants and other commercial facilities.
Seeing as how cockroaches have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, it is clear that they are resilient little creatures and require an experienced hand to get rid of. If you’ve noticed a cockroach (or several) or simply want to proactively protect people, product and reputation, contact a pest management firm for assistance. Considering that roaches not only survive but also thrive for a month without food, you can see that DIY pest control won’t work against these dangerous pests.
Sprague Pest Solutions takes pride in delivering commercial pest control services in Seattle, Portland and throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions. If you’d like to find out how we can help your business with cockroach control, we welcome your call! Or, just fill out our online form and we’d be happy to reach out.