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01 May

Some Bugs Just Have the “Ick” Factor

Scientists estimate that roaches have inhabited the earth for over 300 million years.  While humans may believe that it is our planet, it is clearly the cockroach’s.  But there are ways to avoid roaches in our homes and businesses and stop the spread of disease and bacteria.

Cockroaches:Survival of the Fittest

Part of the reason for the lengthy advancement of the cockroach is its scavenger mentality.  Roaches are not picky with their diet and will eat nearly anything.  They can also go for weeks without food or water, eventually dying of dehydration.  Roaches can even survive without air for 45 minutes.  They are found on almost every continent, every region and every environment.   There are dozens of species of cockroaches, but the most common to Long Island are the German cockroach and the American cockroach.

Environmental Hazards and Prevention

Roaches are known to spread disease and bacteria, as well as trigger allergic reactions and worsen asthma symptoms.  It is important to eliminate cockroach infestations in your home and business. Because cockroaches find their food in spoiled garbage containers, live in damp spaces and generally forage in unclean areas, they tract these germs wherever they go.  The key to prevent cockroach infestation indoors is sanitation, both in and around the building.

  • Empty trash daily
  • Don’t let dirty dishes sit out for too long
  • Cover all food (even pet food!)
  • Regularly check damp places
  • Seal all entry points to the building, especially small ones near a water source

When you see a single cockroach, it is a safe guess there are others nearby.   Killing one at a time will only cause frustration and not solve the bigger problem.  At the sight of the first cockroach, call Suburban Exterminating at (516) or (631) 864-9600 to take care of the whole job.  Cockroaches may have adapted for millions of years, but Suburban is one step ahead in killing them!

Tags: cockroach prevention tips  |   home and commercial pest control on long island  |   american and german cockroaches  |  

 

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