In a perfect world, New York City apartment buildings that are infested with cockroaches would not need the services of a Manhattan pest management professional. In a perfect world, tenants would embrace their six legged roommates rather than be repulsed by their presence. As in the 1996 movie “Joe’s Apartment”, NYC cockroaches would be entertaining welcomed critters that were purposely fed each day and had an endearing quality about them.
Cockroach infestations may be funny on the big screen, but the reality is that cockroaches are one of the most despised creatures on the planet. Cockroaches have been bugging humans since prehistoric times and it is widely believed that they would be able to survive a nuclear war. These stealthy creatures are scavengers and can survive on most any type of food or non-food source.
Like bed bugs, battling cockroaches in a NYC apartment building is no easy task. Cockroaches are attracted to areas where moisture is high and the temperature is warm so kitchens and bathrooms are places where tenants will often see high levels of infestations. Cockroaches hiding in or behind cabinets, in walls, and behind appliances will make finding these illusive creatures in the early stages of an infestation quite difficult.
Cockroaches are known to carry dangerous pathogens on their feet and body due to the fact that they travel through spoiled food, trash, sewage systems, fecal matter, etc. They are able to gain access to closed foods that are not stored in plastic or glass containers with tight fitting seals, causing contamination. Additionally, cockroaches, their shed skin, fecal matter, urine, and saliva have been found to trigger asthma attacks in children and elderly persons.
Cockroaches are not a do-it-yourself type of pest. For fast eradication treatment of cockroaches, call a Manhattan pest management professional for expert elimination.