Cockroaches are some of the most adaptable animals on the planet. The fact that they have been here for over 300 million years and are purported to be the only creature that can survive a nuclear blast, is a testament to their resilience. As fascinating as they may be though, they are not something you want crawling around your home.

Health Risks from Cockroaches

Besides being a little creepy to find scurrying around the floor cockroaches can present series health risks to you and your family. They feed off of decaying food and sewage and can carry 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and many other pathogens on their legs and abdomen.

Beyond this, recent studies have found that cockroaches may be one of the leading contributing factors in the recent rise in childhood asthma cases.

Facts about Roaches

There have been over 4500 species of cockroaches cataloged, of these 55 are found in the United States. Thankfully, of those 55 there are only four species that you really need to be concerned about.

They are:

  • German
  • Brown-Banded
  • Oriental
  • American

Cockroaches can be over 50 mm (2 in) length, with the tropical species tending to be larger than those found in other climates. They have six legs, two antennae and some have wings. However, most winged cockroaches are not particularly adept at flying.

Treating for Cockroaches

In most cases, when you actually see roaches crawling in your home these are just the unlucky few that have been forced out of hiding by overcrowding in your walls, floors and crawl spaces. If you see them during daylight hours, odds are you have a major infestation in hiding.

There are no over-the-counter treatments that are going to enable you to overcome this type of invasion on your home. It is going to require a professional exterminator with the proper knowledge, equipment, and resources to eliminate this health risk and keep it from returning.

Our team of professinoals has the skills and experience necessary to rid your home of pesky cockroaches for good. Contact us today and we'll have you sleeping well in a worry-free environment in no time.