Ohio’s long, humid summers bring forth everyone’s worst pest nightmare: cockroaches. Cold days keep cockroaches at bay, but the moisture in the air during the summer months makes for the ideal conditions for cockroaches to multiply.
Here’s everything you need to know about cockroach infestations, and why you should call a professional extermination company to deal with them.
Cockroach infestations are a health hazard
Cockroaches thrive wherever there is food and decay. They can live on crumbs on the floor of your kitchen, but also eat rotting material and human feces. They can trigger asthma since cockroach allergens behave similarly to dust mite allergens.
They can also cause skin rashes, and act as passive transport for microbes that can cause illnesses that are dangerous—even fatal in some cases—for humans.
They act as vectors for six kinds of parasitic worms, salmonella, and E. coli.
Cockroaches are difficult to get rid of
If you spray one area of your house with insecticide, some cockroaches will die, but the rest will learn to avoid it altogether. Cockroaches develop resistance to repellants as well, and you’ll find that fewer and fewer cockroaches die each time you use a bug spray. Incessantly using repellants will result in super cockroaches that are resistant to any insecticide treatment.
Cockroaches also multiply extremely fast, which makes getting rid of them even harder. Depending on the species, a cockroach could reach maturity from its newborn state in as little as a month. You might be trying your hardest to rid one part of your house of cockroaches, but they’ll be multiplying elsewhere.
Professional pest control services offer extensive cockroach treatments
Professional pest control services offer you one-time treatments or treatment plans that extend over the year to ensure that there are no cockroaches left in your house. Exterminators know their way around a cockroach infestation and will use organic repellants to ensure that the residents of your home remain safe.
If you’re dealing with seasonal pest issues, exterminators that offer quarterly plans will inspect your house for pests and rodents once every three months and get rid of them.
Xterminator Pest Control is a company that’s located in Columbus, Ohio and offers exterminator and pest control services. Their services in Columbus include termite inspection, bed bug treatment, and rodent control. Contact them today to schedule an extermination appointment for your house.