The Dangers of Roaches in Your Indiana Home
Most people believe that roaches are just gross, but what they don't realize is that roaches can actually be dangerous to have in your home. Here are five reasons why you should get rid of roaches as soon as you see them.
1. Roaches Can Spread Disease
While most people think of roaches as just dirty pests, they can actually spread diseases and bacteria. According to the National Pest Management Association, roaches can spread 33 different kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella. They can also pick up viruses and other germs on their legs and bodies and then transfer them to food or surfaces in your home. So if you have a roach problem, you could be at risk for getting sick.
2. Roaches Can Trigger Asthma Attacks
If someone in your family has asthma, having roaches in your home can trigger asthma attacks and make symptoms worse. That's because cockroaches produce allergens that can lead to asthma attacks or make existing allergies worse. In fact, studies have shown that cockroach allergens are one of the most common triggers for childhood asthma attacks.
3. Roaches Can Eat Your Food—and Even Your Books!
Cockroaches are not picky eaters—they'll pretty much eat anything they can get their hands on. That includes your food, which means you could wind up with cockroaches in your cereal or even crawling on your plate while you're eating. But it's not just food that roaches will eat—they'll also nibble on things like soap, glue, toothpaste, and even books!
4. Cockroaches Can Bite You
That's right—cockroaches can bite! While most cockroach bites don't break the skin, they can still be painful and cause swelling or itching. And if you're allergic to cockroach bites, they could even trigger a serious allergic reaction.
5. Roach Infestations Are Hard to Get Rid Of
Once cockroaches get into your home, they're hard to get rid of because they reproduce so quickly—a single female cockroach can lay up to 50 eggs at a time! And if you thought dealing with a few cockroatches was bad, just wait until you have an infestation on your hands. Not only will you have hundreds (or even thousands) of cockroaches to deal with, but you'll also have to contend with the foul smell they produce as well as the diseases they could spread throughout your home.
Indiana: Call Yikes Pest Control
If you spot a roach in your home, don't delay in getting rid of it—the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to get rid of them for good! Yikes Pest is Veteran owned & operated business specializing in solutions for all kinds of pests including roaches before they become an issue in your home! Give us a call today!