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Everyone detests the cockroaches and wants them to be dealt with swiftly and permanently. These insects have survived unchanged for millions of years. Cockroaches were rumored to have survived atomic bomb tests in Nevada. Be that as it may, cockroaches have been present virtually everywhere for longer than we have and they seem determined to stay.

Sadly, the cockroach is one bug that can be hazardous to your family’s health. That is why it is so vital that you eliminate the threat as soon as you see they have moved in. Cockroaches are known to carry diseases, germs and bacteria and have also been linked to asthma and allergies. Thus, it is wise to take every possible step to prevent a cockroach infestation because once they are entrenched, it’s almost impossible to completely remove them.

Cockroaches normally live outdoors, but can make themselves quite at home in your walls, under refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, under kitchen sinks and anywhere else they can hide. Normally, cockroaches stay well out of sight until after lights out, when they emerge to search for water, crumbs of food, and other edibles. It is also not uncommon to turn on the lights and open a kitchen cabinet in the wee hours, only to be met by cockroaches crawling over things inside your kitchen cabinets. These giant bugs will eat just about anything and by allowing crumbs, water (especially dripping water pipes), pet food and other things to be open and accessible, you are inviting an infestation.

I’ll be writing more about dealing will invading cockroaches in my next blog post, so stay tuned!

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.