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Are Cockroaches Harmful to the Health of My Family?

February 8, 2018

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In: Cockroaches

We all feel the obligation to keep our family safe, and there are so many ways we can do that. We keep cleaning products out of reach of small children, properly install car seats and secure large items like televisions, research the safety of certain items, and are conscientious in other ways to guide and keep our families from harm. Well have you thought about the harm cockroaches can cause your family? They are not only ugly insects, they can be a serious health hazard living inside your home. They are attracted to the food in your home, and once they gain access to your living spaces they can cause contamination just about anywhere with their bodily fluids and germs. They tend to hang out in dark warm places, like sewers and garbage, where they eat feces and trash, and in turn, pick up bacteria and parasites. This contamination can lead to salmonella, that can range from food poisoning to typhoid, and other harmful organisms. Any surface a cockroach touches can be contaminated and can be passed on to your family. Another risk of roaches is allergic reactions in some people resulting in itching, redness, or severe asthma.

There are many reasons to keep cockroaches out of your home, from just plain disgust to serious illness. Realizing these risks highlight how being proactive is the best possible way to prevent a major catastrophe in your home, but whether you have a current infestation or want to prevent an infestation, you are going to need an experienced pest control service. If you want to keep cockroaches out, you are going to need to seal off all entry points. This can be a daunting task as they can crawl and shimmy through the smallest cracks and crevices in your homes foundation, exterior walls, window and door frames, damaged screens, vents, and utility entrances. Keeping your home tidy and sanitary is your primary DIY defense. Clean surfaces frequently, clean up spills immediately, take out the trash regularly, and keep outside trash secure in bins with tight-fitting lids. But to be sure that roaches won't find your home attractive, and couldn't get in if they tried, you're best served by looking to professionals dedicated to protecting homes, families, and businesses year round.

If you want cockroach control and you live in Springfield, you can call the Good Guys at American Pest Solutions. Our experienced, certified pest control technicians are able to identify pest problems and resolve them efficiently and effectively. They will get rid of those roaches, and keep them away with our Pest Guard protection program. Let us take care of your cockroach problems. 

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