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Countering Creepy Cockroaches
Finding a cockroach in your home instantly unleashes feelings of disgust and fear. We all know where there is one, there are many. Richard Kaae, an entomologist at California State University reveals that cockroaches are the number one insect people fear most. This fear is so prevalent it even has a name: katsaridaphobia.
Cockroaches and Your Health
Humans are right to fear cockroaches. In addition to being creepy creatures, they can cause and trigger health problems. These pests are a well-known cause of allergic reactions and asthma. They are also responsible for spreading almost 33 kinds of bacteria including E.coli and salmonella.
The American Lung Association reports that cockroach allergens settle and activities like vacuuming stir them up into the air we breathe. One of the most common places these allergens collect is on pillows, bedding, and other fabrics.
Cockroach Prevention Methods
There is much we can do to make our homes less attractive to cockroaches:
• Vacuum regularly.
• Keep all counters clean.
• Don’t allow dirty dishes to sit unwashed in the sink.
• Store food in plastic air-tight containers.
• Keep your trash tightly sealed.
• Repair all leaks.
• Eliminate moisture with the use of a dehumidifier.
Pest Control Is Needed
Cockroaches are one of the most adaptable creatures on earth, which makes them nearly impossible to get rid of on your own. Some roaches can live without air for 45 minutes. They can survive without food for a month. And, because they do not rely on their heads for breathing, they can live for one week without their head!
Should you suspect a cockroach infestation, you will need to call in a pest control company. Ecola has both traditional and family-friendly solutions for pest removal, and can rid your home of cockroaches. You can prepare for their services by following the instructions on their website. Call Ecola at 800-471-BUGS (2847) today. Free estimates Cheerfully quoted over the phone!