Cockroaches and Disease
Cockroaches. They are one of last things anyone wants to see in their home. But unfortunately, your home has very attractive qualities to it that make cockroaches want to take up residence. Where there’s food and water and a place to find shelter, roaches will find a home. While the size of the American cockroach at just over two inches is a scary sight, the illnesses and disease that they can spread are even scarier. Cockroaches have been known to carry Salmonella, which can result in food poisoning. Their droppings, when airborne, may also increase symptoms among asthma sufferers.
The most common roach species in the southeast is the American cockroach. It can be found in even the cleanest homes, as it can travel from neighbors’ homes, be transported home in grocery bags, or use foliage that touches your home as an avenue to get inside. Massey Services wants homeowners to know a few tips about roaches that could help you keep them out of your home:
- Roaches are attracted to food; keep counters, sinks, tables and floors clean and free of clutter and crumbs.
- Store food in airtight containers. Roaches can get into cardboard packaging such as cereal and cookie boxes.
- Vacuum or sweep every 2-3 days in areas that might attract cockroaches. These include kitchen and dining room floors.
- Seal gaps around doors and windows to prevent roaches from entering your home.
Keeping roaches out of your home is one of the best ways to avoid the illness and disease that they spread. Contact the experts at Massey Services for more information or schedule a free pest inspection to ensure roaches or any other pest is not finding a way into your home.