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Did you know cockroaches bite? Unfortunately, they do, and this usually occurs at night while people are sleeping. Although cockroach bites are rare, they can happen, especially in cases of large infestations.

 

Cockroach bites will often feel like a pinch, and the pain doesn’t usually last long. Bites will appear as red bumps, larger than that of a mosquito. They may also result in swelling and rash, but you shouldn’t itch bites as this can lead to a secondary infection.

 

Because cockroaches are a common pest many people will have to deal with at one time or another, you should know more about them as a Plano resident.

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The Dangers Of Cockroaches

Cockroaches may be one of the most dangerous pests you can have in your home. We’ve already mentioned how they can bite people, but that is a rare occurrence compared to the other problems this pest can cause when it infests. The following is a comprehensive list of the issues that may occur with a cockroach infestation:

  • Contamination: Cockroaches shed skin and leave waste behind, contaminating food, surfaces, and personal hygiene products, making people sick.
  • Allergies And Asthma: Shed skin and waste can also trigger allergies and asthma.
  • Spread Of Disease: Cockroaches are well-known for the many pathogens and parasites they spread, such as E. coli, typhoid fever, giardia, gastroenteritis, and dysentery.
  • Damage: Not only do cockroaches threaten people’s health, but they also damage homes and personal belonging.

This list is just a few reasons why no one should live with cockroaches in their home. You can keep this from happening with proper preventative steps and professional assistance.

Cockroach Prevention 

Want to keep cockroaches from taking over your home? While prevention is not 100% guaranteed,  there are several things you can do around your Plano property to reduce the factors that attract them in the first place. This includes the following:

  • Declutter often to reduce hiding places.
  • Regularly sweep under heavy appliances and clean out cupboards, underneath sinks, and in the back of closets.
  • Clean the kitchen and other eating areas daily to remove food debris.
  • Keep open food stored in air-tight containers, including pet food.
  • Pick up any uneaten pet food, and don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.
  • Promptly remove trash from your home and use trash cans that have tight-fitting lids on both the interior and exterior of your home.
  • Fix leaking pipes and faucets.
  • Remove water-damaged wood from your property.
  • Use proper ventilation and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture and humidity.
  • Seal potential entry points such as cracks in your home’s foundation and gaps around window and door frames.
  • Ensure you have screens on all exterior windows and doors, install weather stripping and door sweeps.

We all know that prevention isn’t 100% effective, especially against a formidable pest like cockroaches, which can seemingly survive anything. But you also should know that the experts can help whether you have an active infestation or want to prevent one.

Professional Cockroach Control

The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to contact the pros. If you are a Plano, Texas resident and want to ensure you and your family are safe from pests like cockroaches, contact All-Safe Pest & Termite.

 

Cockroaches are a tricky pest to eliminate and nearly impossible to handle on your own. They are fast reproducers, great at hiding, and are increasingly more resistant to conventional pesticides. With the assistance of professionals, your home can be cockroach-free and pest-free.

 

Don’t wait; contact All-Safe Pest & Termite today to learn how you can get started with pest control that is right for you and your budget. 

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