The Real Health Impacts of Untreated Cockroach Populations

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Health Consequences of Untreated Cockroach Populations are Real.

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.

NYC cockroach control problems driving you buggy? Stern can help. Contact us today.