Why Cockroaches Are Dangerous to Jacksonville Homes

February 6, 2019


If you were to ask Florida residents to list some of the insect pests they wished would never get into their homes, chances are, cockroaches would be pretty high on that list. Cockroaches are one of those disturbing insects that most people do not want to have to deal with, and for more reasons, than you may think. When you dive into the subject of pests, cockroaches, in particular, it can be beneficial to know what you’re up against.

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If we’re thinking about dangerous home-invading pests, many of us are quick to jump to pests such as poisonous spiders and wood-destroying termites because they pose dangers to your health and safety in a very cause-and-effect type of way. While these pests are indeed dangerous, it is important to understand that cockroaches can be just as dangerous, especially if they end up reproducing and extensively infesting your home before you even notice you have a problem. And cockroaches don’t only affect dirty homes, as many would think. If your Florida home meets the requirements that these insect pests need to survive, they can do so easily. But even if you don't have the food they need, they are able to go without eating for up to an entire month! These pests are pretty incredible, in a bad way.
 
Cockroaches thrive in moist, dark, and warm places, which means you will often find them among heaps of garbage, dirty laundry, kitchens, piping, bathrooms, and any other place that meets these requirements. Not surprisingly, when cockroaches travel through these areas, they are quite likely to pick up several bacteria and pathogens. These bacteria and pathogens can then be passed on to us when cockroaches crawl across our kitchen surfaces and food items. Additionally, cockroaches can carry a variety of diseases with them, such as cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, Salmonella, and several others. In some people, children especially, cockroach droppings, and shed skins have been known to trigger asthma or create respiratory issues.
 
If left to reproduce and spread, cockroaches can quickly become a significant issue for many Jacksonville homes. That’s why contacting professional pest control is your best option when it comes to protecting your home and family from the dangers roaches can bring into your home environment. Here at Lindsey Pest Services, we’ve been providing protection from cockroaches since 1957, and our advanced methods of treatment and removal are the best in the industry. Contact Lindsey Pest Services today to learn how we can help with your pest problem, or to schedule a free no-obligation inspection.




 

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