What is a cockroach?
A cockroach has a flat and oval shape and long antenna. They can be found inside or outside and they can get comfortable with their surrounding very quickly. Cockroaches can be good for nature when they are outdoors because they can help recycle a plant that is dying. However, if they invade our home or business then cockroaches can become a big problem. This is a common pest that you can find in your house, office, hospital, and restaurant.
There are many types of cockroaches living all over Long Island. Some of the most common types are the Brown Cockroach, German Cockroach, American Cockroach, Brown-Banded Cockroach and Oriental Cockroach.
How dangerous are cockroaches?
A cockroach can be very dangerous because it lives and travels through all kinds of environments and can pick up and carry a bacteria, pathogen, or parasite and bring that inside of your home or business. Once a cockroach is inside, it can spread those germs to the things you eat and the surfaces you touch and ultimately cause diseases such as E. Coli or Salmonella. The shedding of their skin and the dropping of their feces can cause allergic reactions and asthma problems in people of all ages.
Why do cockroaches come into my house?
A cockroach invasion can happen to anyone with a home or business. Cockroaches can sneak into an opening around a pipe, or in a window, through a drain and a vent. Cockroaches can also be relocated through the package delivery of a used appliance and furniture. They attract to all types of food and personal items and can survive in almost any house or building. Cockroaches can breed very fast a small population can instantly turn into a big population.
Where to find cockroaches?
Cockroaches can be found outside and inside. A common outdoor nesting location could be a garbage can, a flower bed, a tree, or even a compost bin. Indoors, you can find cockroaches in moist areas with little to no light and easy access to the things we eat. Their favorite places to hide include a basement, bathroom, crawlspace, and kitchen.
How to get rid of cockroaches?
The best way to exterminate cockroaches is to contact a local pest control company. Long Island Pest Control has a great track record for removing cockroaches. We have technicians who are skilled and experienced to provide a removal service that is safe and effective. If you are interested in this service, then contact Long Island Pest Control now!
How to prevent cockroaches in the future?
Here is some advice for how to prevent cockroaches from invading your property:
- Wash dishes, clean counters and tables, vacuum floors, and take out the garbage on a regular basis.
- Close or seal any holes in the walls, foundation, or roofline of your house or building.
- Install weather stripping on your windows and doors.
- Remove the leftover pet food in between feedings.
- Conceal food inside the refrigerator and put inside of an air tight container.
- Use a locking lid on your outdoor garbage cans.
- Fix pipes with leaks, clean downspouts and gutters to minimize the water that may get in or around your house or building.
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