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Why Get Cockroaches Treated Immediately If You Have Them

February 13, 2019

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The winter season is a season for cozy sweaters, fun activities, and frosty weather. Winter can be a gorgeous time of the year, both in natural outdoor beauty and inside with a good book and a blanket. However, having a cockroach suddenly crawl out of hiding when you are preparing dinner or watching TV is not something you want to happen. Ever. And for good reason.

It’s safe to say that most people would consider cockroaches foul insects. With their shiny brown bodies, disgusting habits, and the crunching sound they make when you crush them, roaches are probably at the top of the list of insects you would rather not find inside your home. In addition to being simply disturbing, the habits of a cockroach can also be a health concern, especially for people with allergies or respiratory issues. Dead cockroaches, their shed skins, and the excrement that they leave behind have been known to trigger asthma, which could be quite dangerous in some instances. Another health issue of concern is the fact that they can carry a lot of diseases, bacteria, and pathogens due their habits of crawling through and living in sewage, drains, garbage, carcasses, and other bacteria-infected areas. These pathogens can then be transferred to us if those cockroaches crawl across our counter surfaces and food-prep areas or into our food items, which can make for a nasty surprise.

The health concerns associated with cockroaches are a major issue, no doubt, but why on earth are roaches getting inside this winter season? Like many other insects and cold weather pests, cockroaches are avoiding the winter chill as much as they can. Sometimes they come in on their own, but sometimes they are carried into our homes in cardboard boxes, bags, or other items. Cardboard and paper storage items retain moisture fairly well, and are also a barrier from the cold wind that’s blowing this season, meaning we could bring cockroaches inside by mistake without even knowing! However, while roaches do get indoors with our help, a large part of the time, they are simply seeking warmth, moisture, and food, which makes our homes a primary target. Many roaches get into our homes through piping, drains, utility openings, cracks in the foundation, and gaps around doors as they seek out the means for their survival. Surviving, however, is not something you want roaches doing in your home.

When you have a roach infestation, contacting professional help to eliminate the issue is always your best course of action. Professionals from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators are highly trained and skilled in the most advanced methods of pest removal in Davenport and the Quad City area. We will work with you to find a solution to your cockroach problem to make sure they are eliminated and that they stay away for good. Get peace of mind with a pest-free home this season with our year-round pest control plans.


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