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Why Cockroach Prevention in Port St. Lucie is a Necessity

September 21, 2018


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When you think of roaches, you probably imagine them skittering across a mattress in a disgusting motel room or gathering on the counter of a dirty kitchen. Of course, you may also know that they can show up in your own Port St. Lucie home, but you’d rather think of those sightings as anomalies. Surely a cockroach infestation won’t happen in your home… will it?

Unfortunately, the conditions needed for cockroaches to survive and thrive are the same conditions that helped many of us choose Port St. Lucie as our home. Cockroaches need heat and moisture to survive and this part of the country provides both of those necessities in abundance.

Although cockroaches can often be found in unsanitary locations, they can just as easily make their way into any home, and if they do, they can cause some serious problems for your family. Research has shown that cockroaches cause a host of health problems through a variety of means.

Food Contamination

As previously mentioned, roaches are often found in unsanitary places such as garbage bins and sewers. They pick up bacteria and parasites on their bodies, then carry them to the next place they visit.

They’ll also eat almost anything, which allows them to deposit contaminated feces wherever they roam. If one of those places is your kitchen countertop or your food, you can end up sick with a number of illnesses. Salmonella can cause food poisoning. Other bacteria roaches carry can cause urinary tract infections or even sepsis. Cockroaches can also carry a number of parasites, such as tapeworm or pinworm, that you can become infected with.

Bites

While it’s unusual for cockroaches to bite, it’s not unheard of, especially if their populations have increased to large numbers. While the bite itself will not do much damage, the fact that roaches carry so many diseases around makes the likelihood of infection fairly high.

Allergies and Asthma

Some concerning problems cockroaches cause are allergies and asthma. The saliva secretions and body parts of a roach carry hundreds of allergens. These allergens can trigger common allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, a stuffy nose, and a chronic cough.

That’s not all though. For people with asthma, a cockroach infestation can be deadly. Cockroach allergens can trigger asthma attacks and can cause asthma in people who previously did not have it.

Cockroaches are not a pest you want in your home, but they are not easy to avoid in Port St. Lucie. Even if you see just one, it is very likely that there are many more hidden just out of sight. Because they are such good hiders and because they mostly active at night, you may have a budding problem without realizing it.

Your best prevention option is choosing a year-round protection plan. Nozzle Nolen’s Gold Package covers roach invasions, as well as more than 20 other pests. Our professional pest controllers can come to your home monthly or quarterly to treat the outside of your home and property, as well as the inside if needed. And with our pest-free guarantee, if your roach problem returns, so will we.

Protect your family from a host of health problems by stopping a cockroach infestation before it starts. Give us a call to decide which residential pest control plan works best for you.




 

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