There are several factors to consider when determining whether to hire a licensed pest professional. First, you must consider how much of a threat the pests present to you and your family. If they are dangerous pests, you don't want to take any chances. Second, you must determine how much damage the pests can do. Many pests can be destructive to your belongings and also to your home. You want to make sure this kind of pest is taken care of expeditiously. Third, you need to consider the consequence of not hiring a professional. Some pests let you know when your pest control has failed. They keep coming out of your walls and making an appearance. But if a pest tends to hide, you may not know when your pest control has failed. Last, you need to consider whether or not applying pest control to arrest your pest infestation will result in greater harm. Let's take a look at these four factors and see how cockroaches measure up.
Are cockroaches a threat to your health? Yes. Roaches have behavioral patterns that expose them to microorganisms that are harmful to humans, microorganisms such as E. coli and salmonella. Some of these organisms are bacterial. Some are parasitical. When cockroaches explore your kitchen, pantry, bathroom, and other sensitive zones, they can cause contamination. This can lead to flu-like symptoms and extended stomach ailments. In most cases, you will recover from cockroach-related sickness without medical treatments. But the threat of severe illness and subsequent hospitalization is a real possibility.
Another way a cockroach infestation can lead to hospitalization is by the introduction of allergens. Cockroach infestations increase asthma symptoms and hospital visits for asthma. This is particularly true for children who suffer from asthma.
Do cockroaches present a threat to your property? Yes. Roaches chew on paper products. They chew through paper and cardboard food packages as well as wallpaper and other building materials. In some cases, they'll also feed on fabrics. If you have items in storage, they can be damaged by cockroaches.
Cockroaches may damage some items without chewing on them. Roaches leave their excrement in the places they roam and in areas they dwell. While this excrement may be able to be washed off of many objects, there are unique circumstances, such as stored furniture, where it's impossible to get them clean after roaches have sought harborage.
How easy is it to tell whether or not you've addressed the cockroaches in your home? Experts say that if you see one cockroach in your home, there are thousands that you don't see. The vast majority of cockroaches prefer to stay hidden—even at night when the lights are out. If you try to treat your roach problem, you may think you've succeeded. This is the worst scenario possible because it allows roaches to continue to present a threat to your health and property.
How Things Can Go Wrong
If you invest in over-the-counter products or put together some home remedies, what could the results be? Cockroaches are resilient insects that can be born with a resistance to certain chemicals. This is because the roaches that came before them were exposed to these chemicals and survived. Cockroaches are highly adaptive. They're able to shed their skins and create new skins that are resistant to toxic chemicals to which they've been exposed. This is why you can spray a cockroach with a full blast of chemicals and watch it crawl away, unphased. Therefore, using chemicals to exterminate cockroaches can present a hazard for you and your family. Roaches can pass through these products and then carry them into your food and dish cabinets.
What You Can Expect From A Pest Professional
A licensed and experienced pest management professional is aware of how difficult it is to exterminate cockroaches and will use a mixture of control methods and products to get control of cockroaches in your property. There is no product available that will get the entire job done.
Take Action And Call Action
If you're dealing with a cockroach infestation in your Indianapolis home, the prudent choice is to contact Action Pest Control and request a pest evaluation. Our team is familiar with the cockroach pests we have in Indianapolis and will guide you in selecting a treatment plan that is right for your specific issue. If you have questions, or you're ready to request an estimate, jump over to our contact pages and drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to helping you completely address your cockroach problem.
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