Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home. Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways, from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes. We even bring them in on products like grocery bags, boxes, purses and empty old boxes, sinks, between wooden cracks and especially in kitchen. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites, they can remain active all year round. They reproduce very quick. For every one you see there can be many, many more hiding and multiplying behind your walls. Because cockroaches typically are nocturnal, if you have seen one, you probably have not seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.
What effect they can have? Apart from carrying bacteria that can cause food poisoning, recent studies had shown that they are 2nd important allergy source. The debris created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies and asthma especially in children and sensitive individuals.
How to control? Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them, and their eggs are naturally protected from many over-the-counter insecticides. Boric acid is one of the most effective cockroach control agents ever developed provided that it is used correctly. It is better to contact pest control department to get rid of this pest.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 6, 2015