Cockroaches have an undeniable disgusting reputation in the pest world. They seem to follow filth and when spotted in your home, you instantly feel dirty. They are attracted to a large variety of foods since they will eat just about anything to survive. They are survivalists at their finest, and can cause major problems when dealing with infestations. Cockroaches are responsible for a whole list of damages when left untreated, and A-Tex Pest Management is here to talk about it.
What Do Cockroaches Eat?
Like mentioned above, cockroaches are attracted to a wide variety of food sources and will eat just about anything from other insects to the food humans consume. Not only will they try to get their mouths on your food, but they will ingest anything made from natural materials. This might include furniture, boxes and other paper products, wallpaper, and even clothing. If you have items made from natural materials in your home and have a cockroach infestation, nothing is safe.
Fabrics that Cockroach Pests Damage
There aren’t many fabrics that are safe from cockroaches if they are on the hunt for food in order to survive. Homeowners are frustrated when they find that their clothing in the closet has sustained damage due to unknown cockroach problems. Not only is your clothing is at risk either; if you have rugs made from natural fibers or even curtains and window treatments, they aren’t safe from a cockroach infestation. When cockroach infestations get so large, survival becomes more difficult and they get desperate for food sources. This is when they turn to the furnishings in your home for food.
Can Roaches Destroy Electronics
Although electrical problems aren’t the most common roach damage that we have reported, it happens more than you might think. Electrical wiring is usually covered with insulation to keep them protected and that insulation is usually made up of cellulose or paper. This attracts cockroaches when they are on the hunt for food. They can be attracted to your outlets, lighting fixtures, appliances, and circuit breaker boxes. When they feed on this insulation around your wiring, they can cause some pretty major electrical problems in the process. If they get to the inner workings of your appliances, it can cause some of your major appliances including the refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, and more to fail long before they should.
Cockroaches Spread Disease & Health Problems
Aside from all the damage mentioned above, cockroaches pose a major health risk. Not only do they spread disease and viruses everywhere they go, but they can also cause allergy symptoms to flare. They truly are a disgusting pest.
Cockroach Inspections, Control, Removal in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
If you are noticing cockroaches in your home, especially during the day, there are more when they came from. Cockroach infestations happen quickly and it is important that you get the right help in eliminating them from your home. The pest control experts at A-Tex Pest Management can help you get rid of any cockroach problems in your home or on your property. Call us today!