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Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Pest species adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings.  Cockroaches are among the hardiest insects. Some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited resources.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) reports that one-in-five children in the United States have severe sensitivities to cockroach allergens, which increase the severity of asthma symptoms. These allergens are most commonly introduced in homes through cockroach saliva, droppings and the decomposing bodies of these pests.

Cockroaches can also carry bacteria such as E coli and salmonella on their bodies, which can contaminate food, cooking equipment and food surfaces.

If you’re concerned about cockroaches around your home or place of business, give Dave’s Pest Control a call at 1-800-400-6009.