Most people cringe at the idea of having cockroaches in their homes. Cockroaches get stereotyped quite a bit as being disgusting, filthy, and unclean creatures. Unfortunately, those stereotypes have stood the test of time for a reason. Cockroaches are, indeed, quite sickening.
So, seeing them in your home might be frightening. They aren’t exactly pleasant to look at or listen to. But, you should be more concerned about the health risks they could possibly bring with them.
That’s why it’s so important to contact a pest control professional immediately if you suspect you have cockroaches. Having an inspection and putting in place proper pest treatment if needed is essential to ensure the proper health of your home and family.
Still not convinced? Let’s look at some of the health problems that could arise when you have cockroaches in your home.
Cockroaches Eat Everything
These disgusting pests certainly aren’t picky when it comes to what they’ll eat, including leftover human food particles, faeces, and even other dead insects. Unfortunately, that’s only where the problems begin.
What cockroaches eat could be problematic, to begin with. Other dead insects could carry diseases, and faeces tend to have tons of unhealthy bacteria.
Cockroaches always go back to their nest(s), where they spread those germs with their fellow insects.
It’s not a pretty picture, but once a cockroach gets back to its nest, it will vomit up and defecate whatever they’ve eaten. Then, the other cockroaches will surround them and eat what they have released. The process will continue to repeat until every bug is covered top to bottom in filth, bacteria, and disease.
How It Affects You
If those cockroaches just wanted to stay in their nest, it might not be so bad. Unfortunately, after they have completed their filth-spreading rituals, they tend to come out at night in homes. Because they can climb just about anywhere, they can get into cabinets and drawers (where you may store your food), crawl on countertops, bedding and even end up in your bathroom on your toiletries or toothbrushes
As you might expect, cockroaches can carry a variety of different diseases with them, including:
- E. Coli
Unfortunately, the kind of harmful bacteria types cockroaches can carry with them can stay in their gut for months, so even if they aren’t able to spread these germs right away, your home really isn’t safe as long as they are around.
How to Protect Yourself
Keeping a clean home (especially a kitchen) is one of the best ways to prevent cockroaches from coming in. But, even a clean house can sometimes attract these disgusting pests. If you do find that you have a cockroach infestation, it’s important to call a residential pest control expert as soon as possible.
Even if you only see one cockroach in your home, there is likely a nest somewhere close by. It’s never a good idea to take a chance with cockroaches. If you do, you or someone in your family could end up very sick, very quickly. If you’re in the Brisbane area and you’re worried you may have a cockroach problem, contact Brisbane Termite & Pest Control here and book your Pest Treatment today.
Brisbane Termite and Pest Control offer professional-grade disinfecting for businesses and residential properties all around Brisbane. Give your family, customers, and staff peace of mind knowing that they are in a safe and healthy environment!
Safe Work Australia recommends following a two-step process that includes both cleaning and disinfecting to reduce exposure to harmful germs and bacteria. So, what’s the difference between the two?
Cleaning involves the physical removal of germs, dirt and organic matter from surfaces and equipment. You probably already do this every day by vacuuming, sweeping and wiping.
Disinfecting uses chemicals to kill germs on surfaces.
By carrying out both cleaning and disinfecting regularly, you can reduce the risk of bacteria and viruses being passed around in your workplace.
But why call a professional?
Household disinfecting products can only do so much. We recommend that you have your work Place professionally disinfected routinely to maintain health and safety practices.
Brisbane Termite and Pest Control use a high-performance, biodegradable spray that disinfects surfaces from microbial contaminants. Unlike many other professional-grade disinfectants, the products we use are low-hazard solutions, meaning that they can be used in and around homes, medical facilities, and food stations.
In fact, a professional disinfecting spray, like the one we use, has been proven in labs to kill 99.99% of all germs in just 1 minute!
And as for any chemicals left behind? The products we use to break down quickly and harmlessly into water and oxygen, making it safe for people, pets and the environment.
How often should I have my property professionally disinfected?
Different areas around your home or workspace need to be cleaned and disinfected at different frequencies. That’s why it’s best to speak to a professional about your specific situation.
We recommend that businesses and workplaces have their surfaces professionally disinfected on a routine basis, to reduce a build-up of germs that may lead to a bigger health problems down
However, for day-to-day routines, it is recommended that surfaces be cleaned at least once a day, with special attention given to more frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and light switches. Ideally, these surfaces should be disinfected regularly with a household disinfecting solution too.
Speak to a professional for a high-grade disinfecting solution. Brisbane Termite and Pest Control are the experts at eliminating unwanted pests and germs from your property!
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