In NYC, cockroach control is often a part of daily life. But there’s more to this need than simply reducing their creepy crawly presence. Cockroaches are bad for your health.
What health risks to cockroaches present?
- Disease causing germs.
Roaches can cause gastrointestinal illness from carrying E. coli, Salmonella, six parasitic worms, and many more human pathogens.
- Allergy and asthma risks.
Cockroach debris – old shells, body parts, saliva, and droppings – can trigger asthma attacks in those sensitive to cockroach antigen, proteins found in this cockroach debris.
- Chemical hazards resulting from improper DIY pest management.
Professional cockroach control can minimize these risks – and more effectively reduce populations.
What’s the best way to handle NYC cockroach control?
- Don’t leave food and drinks out.
- Keep all surfaces clear of food and crumbs.
- Immediately clean up after spills.
- Store food and garbage in tightly sealed containers.
- Don’t leave dirty dishes out overnight.
- Control moisture levels and leaks, particularly in the kitchen and bath, where roaches like to congregate.
- Keep inside and outside areas of your home clean of boxes, cardboard, and newspapers, which roaches can both eat and take up residence.
- Cut down on clutter to eliminate shelter and hiding places.
- Seal cracks and crevices around plumbing, electrical, gas lines, around cupboards, baseboards, and more to deny roaches access to your home.