COCKROACHES AND LINKS TO DISEASES
The appearance of a cockroach in your home, workplace, school or any other building in any area of the Las Vegas Valley – Centennial Hills to Mountain’s Edge is very unpleasant. They have a prehistoric appearance and spiny legs - pop up from their dark damp hiding spots and spook you.
Besides the unpleasant experience of encountering cockroaches they carry diseases – causing health concerns and another reason to rid your homes, offices etc. of these pests. Since the cockroach has a tendency to live in sewers, pipes and drains – they pick up germs as they work their way through garbage, sewage decaying matter and all sorts of fifth.
Then they come into our kitchens and transfer this matter along with their fecal matter and shed skin on food and surfaces we prepare our meals. In total there are 33 kinds of bacteria know spread by cockroaches including E.coli, Salmonella, six types of parasitic worms and seven kinds of human pathogens. Both E.coli and Salmonella bacteria can cause gastroenteritis and food poisoning some systems are diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and severe stomach cramps – severe diarrhea can cause dehydration and hospitalization might be required. In very rare cases the bacteria can travel to the blood stream – causing life threatening infections.
It is advised to contact a professional pest control company – GLOBAL PEST SERVICES has years of experience in eliminating cockroaches and will advise you of the best way to effectively get rid of these pests.
There are several measures you can take to keep cockroaches at bay. Most importantly sanitation is a key factor – keep counters crumb free and wipe down counters with a disinfectant, don’t let dishes pile up in the sink and wash out pet bowls. Also vacuum frequently and do not let the trash build up – take it out and store in sealed containers outside. Food that comes in cardboard boxes should be transferred into sealed containers.
If you have leaky pipes under sinks or in basements or garages have them repaired as cockroaches like moist dark areas.
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