You’ve heard that roaches could survive a nuclear bomb. You may be tempted to dismiss this as an exaggeration. Interestingly enough, Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, actually tested this. They found that roaches can survive radiation levels to a certain level, far beyond what would kill a human being. This resilience is what can make roach pest control, especially in warmer months, such a difficult task. The following tips will assist in preventing and eliminating these dangerous pests from your home.
The Risk of Roaches
Beyond just the creepy-crawley sensation one gets upon seeing a bug in their home, roaches carry some pretty severe risks to both your family’s well-being and the well-being of your home. The results can be pretty severe:
- Roaches spread at least 33 known types of bacteria. This includes potentially life threatening ones, such as E. Coli and salmonella.
- Their saliva, urine and fecal droppings all contain allergens that are known causes of asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
Get Started on Roach Prevention Today
Here are some steps you can take to keep roaches away.
- Keep a clean kitchen: Never leave dirty dishes sitting in the sink or on counters. Wipe all spills up as they occur. Clean crumbs from the counter. Mop at least once weekly.
- Declutter. If you needed another reason to organize those cupboards, eliminating hiding places for roaches is a mighty motivation.
- Pest-proof the outside of your home: Removing piles of old leaves, grass clippings and other debris eliminate some favorite roach hiding places. Sealing up any cracks or openings along the foundation of your home also prevents unwanted tenants from moving in.
- Find and fix any water leaks in your home. Roaches can live for weeks without food, but only seven days without water. Eradicate water sources to make your home unappealing to a mass move-in.
- Be vigilant for signs of roaches, especially during the warmer months. This could include spotting one or more of them, but also roach droppings around food sources.
The Importance of Professional Help
Don’t try to conquer roaches on your own. Due to their ability to withstand many eradication methods, as well as their ability to hide in the most obscure places, it’s nearly impossible for someone not trained to rid their home of roaches. Contact Addison Pest Control of Texas today for help. Our superior service will control and eradicate any pest roach problem you may have.