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Why American Cockroaches are Big Problems for Louisville Homes

February 22, 2018


Homeowners are always finding different problems and issues regarding their homes, and some of those can be ignored for a time. If you don’t mow the grass for a couple of weeks, you can usually get to it the following week with little issue. There are similar projects around the home that you know needs to be done, but no harm will come if you put them off for a bit. However, there are just some problems that can’t be ignored or put off until later. Leaky pipes, for example, need to be repaired right away to avoid costly water damages. Similarly, if you discover cockroaches, you need to eradicate them right away before they can cause any serious illness to you or your family.

cockroach found on dinner plate

American cockroaches are a big problem for Louisville homeowners. They are nocturnal and can go unnoticed for long periods of time, but can sometimes be discovered when they are stepped on in the night. They are found throughout the world and are extremely unsanitary creatures. Roaches excrete germs and filth when they come into contact with food. Their excrement attracts other cockroaches and gives off an offensive odor as well. They pick up bacteria, like salmonella on their legs and bodies, and spread these germs to surfaces and food. These germs can produce food poisoning or infections. Another way cockroaches are a problem is by particles of their dried feces and carcasses becoming airborne and triggering an allergic reaction or asthma in certain individuals.

There are a few tips that may help you prevent cockroaches:

  • Seal all cracks in floors, walls, windows, and doors

  • Store all foods in sturdy containers with tight-fitting lids

  • Clean up food and drink spills immediately

  • Sanitize your home and kitchen surfaces frequently

  • Don’t leave standing water anywhere

  • Fix leaky pipes promptly

  • Keep wood, leaf, or debris piles away from your foundation

  • Take out your trash regularly

  • Be sure your outside garbage cans have tight-fitting lids

  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed back away from your homes.

Most importantly you should contact the professionals at Action Pest Control Services for cockroach problems in Louisville, Kentucky. We offer four different pest control plans that can assure you that you will no longer have to deal with the horrible issues of roaches ever again. What a relief that will be! Give us a call today.




 

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