Nothing can ruin a perfectly good day like discovering you have a cockroach infestation! The sad truth is that, if you see one roach inside your home or business, there are likely hundreds or even thousands more of these disease-carrying insects hiding away inside your home or business. Since cockroaches thrive during the summer in Springfield, now is a good time to learn about the dangers these pests present and how to prevent or eliminate them from your property!
Cockroaches Thrive In Summer Conditions
There are a few factors that make our area attractive to cockroaches during the summertime. These pests love heat, humidity, and they especially love us — the people who live here in Springfield! Where there are lots of people, there are plenty of food sources for cockroaches and other pests to feed on. Cockroaches are drawn to our homes by the smell of food, especially if that food is rotting or decomposing, and often invade while foraging for food.
The Good The Bad And The Ugly About Roaches
- The GOOD: There isn't a single good thing that we can say about cockroaches.
- The BAD: Cockroaches are linked to asthma as well as stomach illnesses and diseases such as dysentery, cholera, leprosy, plague, typhoid fever, and viral diseases such as poliomyelitis. They also can carry the eggs of parasitic worms and, if their populations grow large enough, are prone to biting humans, especially on the eyelids.
- The UGLY: When cockroaches invade businesses, the potential health problems they can cause are only the beginning! An infestation of these filthy bugs can lead to bad reviews from customers which can have a long-lasting negative effect on the reputation of your business. In addition, when inspections reveal roaches or the signs of roaches, there are sure to be repercussions, including the potential of temporary or permanent closure.
Rottler To The Rescue
If you are noticing roaches in your home or businesses, there is no time to waste! Eliminating a small infestation or preventing roaches before they invade can save you from some serious problems down the road. These disease-causing, reputation-ruining pests are able to multiply quickly, so it is best to take action against them as soon as possible. While DIY solutions may give you some relief from cockroaches, complete extermination and exclusion require experience and training. Reach out to Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions today for immediate assistance!