The Dangers Of German Cockroaches In Your Las Vegas Home
February 15, 2021
There are plenty of dangers in Las Vegas, but the German cockroach is among the greatest dangers. If you're not already taking steps to keep the cockroach out of your home, you should be. Find out why you don't want these cockroaches anywhere near your home.
German Cockroaches: Common Invaders
The German cockroach is only one type of cockroach in Las Vegas, but one of the most frequent home invaders. As such, it's one cockroach you’ll want to learn how to identify. It's smaller than the American cockroach and has parallel stripes that go down its head.
But if you're not sure how to identify a German cockroach, don't hesitate to call a residential pest control expert. Any type of cockroach is bad news for your home, so putting off a phone call to a pest control technician isn't worth the consequences. You can prevent the dangers of a cockroach infestation by calling an expert to identify a cockroach and treat the problem.
Why German Cockroaches Are Dangerous
German cockroaches travel around some disgusting places. Typically, they seek out food in garbage cans, sewers, and dumpsters. You can only imagine the bacteria and pathogens that hang out in those places. Because German cockroaches have barbs on their legs, pathogens stick to them and are transported across your home.
For the same reason you wouldn't want to hang out in a dumpster, you may not want cockroaches in your business or home. They spread diseases that can make you and your loved ones very ill. If you live with people who have immune issues or are elderly, they are particularly vulnerable to disease. Having cockroaches in your home could have significant consequences.
All it takes is eating food prepared on a cockroach-contaminated surface to become ill. When they get into your dried food, everything is contaminated. If you don't throw away your food, your chances of becoming ill are very high.
Cockroaches also trigger allergic reactions in some people. Due to proteins in their bodies, cockroaches can cause coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes in some individuals. If you have these Las Vegas pests in your home, you could always feel under the weather.
German cockroaches can do more than make you sick. They can chew on cardboard and leave fecal stains on your walls and furniture. Depending on the size of your infestation, you could have significant property damage.
Why It's Hard To Prevent German Cockroaches
As with most pests, German cockroaches are attracted to food and moisture. And even if you keep a clean home, there's plenty of both factors available. Dried food in your pantry, crumbs on your floor, and leftovers on your counter attract cockroaches. As hard as you might try to keep a clean home, you can't make it void of all food. You can’t live without food, but cockroaches can live for weeks without it.
Water is just as difficult to eliminate. Although you can try to reduce humidity in your home or fix a leaky faucet, it won't be enough to eliminate moisture. Once again, German cockroaches will always have a reason to enter your home.
As soon as roaches get into your home, there's not much you can do besides calling a professional. Because all cockroaches reproduce at a rapid rate, they take over homes surprisingly fast. Unless you remove every single roach from your home, you'll continue to have problems.
The best way to protect you and your family from the dangers of cockroaches is with professional help. Here at Evolve Pest Control, we're ready to protect your home in Las Vegas or surrounding areas. Call us today to learn more!