Dangers Cockroaches Bring to Tulsa Homes and Kitchens
October 23, 2018
How many cockroaches does it take to shut down a restaurant? Well, if an inspector sees one dart across a food-prep station during his visit, we can safely assume; just one. But why? Sure, cockroaches are creepy crawlies, but how often do we slow down and consider the true dangers cockroaches pose, not just with restaurants, but with our homes as well.
More Than Just a Bit of Mud
Have you ever tracked mud into your house after going for a post-rain stroll? Just like the mud tracked across your floor when it belongs outside, cockroaches very commonly will walk unwanted substances to where they don’t belong. Sometimes these substances are more harmless than a little mud. This is due to the fact that cockroaches love filth, whether that be the guck and grime under your stove, or the fecal waste our animals leave behind. Roaches are rarely found in clean places. The danger with this is that filth carries bacteria—bacteria that can make us very sick if it gets in our food, which is another place cockroaches like to walk. Along with bacteria, cockroaches are also known carriers of several harmful diseases such as E. coli and Salmonella.
Crawling Into Our Homes, But Not Into Our Hearts
Another thing roaches love are tight spaces. It is very rare to see one out in the open. This being said, if you are seeing roaches in open spaces or in broad daylight, you may have a very serious infestation on your hands. Especially as we enter into the colder months of fall and winter, roaches will be on the lookout for cozy homes full of food and warmth to settle into. If cockroaches have already found your home, or if you are concerned they will, it is always best to call a professional.
A Place Even a Roach Wouldn’t Call Home
Dealing with a cockroach infestation is no easy task. But here at Montgomery Exterminating, we make it look easy. Our experienced pest professionals have been handling cockroaches for almost 30 years. We have tested and proven treatment plans that are designed to tackle even the most invasive infestations.
If it can shut down a restaurant, you know it doesn’t belong in your home. Call Montgomery Exterminating today and find the peace that comes with a pest-free home!