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German Cockroaches Spell Trouble For Louisville Businesses

January 16, 2017


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What’s worse than a one-star Yelp review for a restaurant because of a bad service experience; probably a one-star Yelp review because a customer spotted a cockroach in your restaurant! Nothing can damage a restaurant’s reputation quite like a problem with pests, especially if the pest is a cockroach. Cockroaches, especially German cockroaches, are common invaders in restaurants; this is because restaurants offer them everything that they need for survival - moisture, heat, food, and water. Don’t let German cockroaches become trouble makers in your business; learn how to keep roaches out and customers in, in your Louisville restaurant!

There are actually thousands of species of cockroaches found living all across the world and most species are not pests at all. In fact, most live outside and are very environmentally beneficial helping to break down decaying materials. But, there are a small number of cockroaches that give them all a bad name. These cockroaches will invade businesses in large numbers. The most common species of restaurant invading cockroach is the German cockroach. The German cockroach is identified by its tan or brown body that has two dark horizontal stripes just behind their head. While they do have wings, their preferred method of travel is quickly scurrying from place to place.

German cockroaches can enter into Louisville restaurants many ways. They can come in on their own through cracks and crevices found in the buildings. They can be introduced through a contaminated product delivery, or they can even be accidentally brought in by a customer or employee. But, no matter how they enter, one thing is for certain; once inside, they will cause major problems for you and your business.

There is no other way to say it; German roaches are filthy. They carry a wide range of parasites, bacteria, and human pathogens on their body and legs that they will spread across your facility as they travel and forage for food and water sources. They are probably most known for spreading salmonella poisoning and diarrhea, along with causing major allergy and asthma attacks in some people, especially children.

In addition to causing health problems for you, your employees, and your customers, they will negatively impact your business’s reputation within the community. For the most part, German cockroaches like to stay out of the limelight and stay hidden away in dark corners, cracks, and crevices; but all it takes is for one customer to see one roach scurrying across the floor to elicit panic throughout your entire restaurant. A single roach sighting can very quickly undermine all of the work that you have put into building a positive reputation for your restaurant in the community.

The best way to eliminate and control problems with cockroaches in your Louisville restaurant is to partner with a pest control company that has experience controlling German cockroaches in a commercial setting. At Action Pest Control, our professionals understand how the tiny minds of roaches work, and they know how to find, treat, and eliminate all the roaches that are hiding in your restaurant through our commercial pest control program. When you utilize our commercial pest control services, you as a business owner will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that pests will be eliminated, that conditions in your business that are encouraging roaches and other pest infestations will be eliminated, and that a pest-free environment will be created and maintained in your restaurant!

Don’t let the threat of German cockroaches stress you out; contact the commercial pest control experts at Action Pest Control today!




 

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