Professional CockRoach Removal Services

March 28th, 2016

Cockroaches have been around for thousands of years, and during that time they have earned a terrible reputation. No one wants to see roaches in their St. Augustine, FL home, and even seeing them outdoors can still give a person a bad feeling.

There is much more to this dislike than the gross appearance of a cockroach—they can actually be harmful to your family. So you should understand the dangers of cockroaches and how to know when you need pest control for an infestation in St. Augustine.

The Dangers of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are dirty insects—they thrive in corners and garbage and they carry all types of bacteria. When they enter your home, they can get into your food and contaminate it just by coming into contact with it. This can spread disease to your family, giving you food poisoning from food that you thought was safe.

Cockroaches have been known to crawl into people’s ears or mouths while they sleep, which can also spread bacteria and can be very unpleasant. This does not happen often because cockroaches tend to avoid people, but it is a possibility if you have an infestation. They may also bite people or animals if they feel threatened.

Signs of an Infestation

Cockroaches can fit into very small spaces and tend to lurk in the dark as much as possible. As a result, you can have a cockroach pest infestation without even knowing about it. If you have a serious infestation, you may see them scurrying from place to place—they come out only if their hiding place gets crowded. If you actually see a cockroach, you can assume that there are many more lurking somewhere. You should also look for their discarded shell casings that they may leave behind.

Finally, you may notice the infestation by smelling their unmistakable odor. It is a very unpleasant and oily one. If you smell something odd, call us right away for expert pest control. We can tell you whether you really do have a problem and can help you get rid of it.