Cockroaches are one of the most common pests that humans will come into contact with. Whether you are standing in your bathroom and see one crawl across the floor or are sitting in the break room at work eating your lunch and one crawls across your shoe, cockroaches seem to show up almost everywhere. One of the most common species of cockroach that invades homes and businesses is the American Cockroach. The American Cockroach is one of the larger species of cockroaches that humans are forced to deal with and they can grow to be up to an inch and an half long. The most common places that American Cockroaches are found include city dumps, basements, restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores. A-Tex Pest Management delves further into the disease ridden pest below.
How Do American Roaches Infest Homes?
While the American Cockroach is indeed one of the larger cockroach species, do not underestimate its ability to squeeze through the smallest crack or crevice to get inside of your home. Take the time to perform a thorough exterior inspection of your home and search for any areas that cockroaches could easily squeeze through to get inside. If you fail to seal up these areas, you are putting your home at risk to become infested with American Cockroaches. Once these cockroaches are inside of your home they can breed quickly and you’ll have a problem before you even realize it. American Cockroaches are extremely resilient and adaptable. These pests have the ability to live for two to three months without food and almost an entire month without water.
A-Tex Pest Management technicians are skilled and experienced in dealing with the American Cockroach and we know exactly what it takes to get them out of your home and keep them from returning ever again.
Are American Cockroaches Dirty?
One of the most dangerous aspects of an American Cockroach infestation is their ability to contaminate food. American Cockroaches feed on a wide variety of materials that include but are not limited to cheese, leather, beer, glue, hair, dried skin, dead animals, dirty clothing and plant materials. These cockroaches harbor and feed in areas like sewers, garbage bins, kitchens, bathrooms and basements. Filth from these sources is quickly spread to food supplies, food preparation surfaces like counter tops, dishes, utensils and other surfaces. Cockroaches contaminate far more food than they are able to consume. This puts you, your family and your co-workers at risk of coming into contact with these contaminate materials.
Do American Cockroaches Spread Disease?
In addition, American Cockroaches have been known to carry and spread a number of different diseases that include typhoid, dysentery and leprosy.
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If there is one pest you do not want crawling around your home or office, it is definitely the Cockroach. Call A-Tex Pest Management to begin a custom treatment plan to get rid of American cockroaches and other pests today!