The Dangers Cockroaches Bring To Mobile Properties

American cockroach on a cement floor

There are so many creatures that would love to live inside your Mobile home or business, but none as much as the cockroach. These invasive and creepy bugs go out of their way to get inside residential and commercial properties. Why? Because these areas provide them with their most basic needs. The problem with this is that for all the benefits cockroaches receive, home and business owners get problems. Here are the dangers and problems cockroaches bring to Mobile properties and what you should be doing to keep cockroaches out.

How Cockroaches Spread Disease

Cockroaches are naturally dirty insects. If you didn’t know, this pest’s main purpose in life is to break down decaying organisms. In short, cockroaches are nature’s trash cans. This is all well and good if it weren’t for the fact that trash contains bacteria and bacteria causes disease. As roaches skitter through homes, they leave little trails of disease-causing organisms in the grease trails they leave behind and inside their fecal droppings. Coming in contact with one of these sickness vectors could mean the start of a very uncomfortable few weeks of your life. Some of the most common diseases cockroaches spread are salmonellosis, diarrhea, cholera, typhoid fever, and other intestinal diseases.

How Cockroaches Cause Breathing Problems 

If a room is a little bit dusty, does it cause you to have breathing problems? If so, you would absolutely not like to live with cockroaches. Cockroaches' shed skins and fecal droppings act as irritants as they are broken up and released into the air. As infestations become more severe, these irritants will more severely affect individuals with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems.

Why Cockroaches Invade Area Homes

If you didn’t live in your home but still stocked it with food, it would be a paradise for roaches. These pests feel comfortable in our living areas as they provide them with everything they could ever need including easily accessible food, water, and shelter. One thing that makes finding food even easier for dangerous roaches is their expansive diet. A cockroach can live off of book glue, toenail clippings, and paste if it has to. 

Some Strategies To Prevent Cockroaches

Even before reading all of this, you probably already knew that living with roaches is a bad idea. To help you keep these invasive and harmful pests out of your living areas, here are some simple excluding and prevention tips to try.

  • Keep your indoor and outdoor living areas as clean as possible. With this, it helps to clean up food messes and drink spills as they occur.
  • Clean out your pet’s food and water bowls after every meal or before going to bed at night.
  • Address leaks inside your home and fix damaged or improperly installed fixtures.
  • Thoroughly inspect your home’s exterior for entry points cockroaches might use to get inside. Seal gaps and cracks in your foundation using a caulking gun, repair or replace damaged window/door screens, and replace damaged weatherstripping and door sweeps.

The Best Strategy To Eliminate Cockroaches

Pests in general are a problem, but cockroaches take the cake. These invasive and dangerous insects pose too many threats to be allowed to live inside area homes. If you suspect cockroaches are skittering around your living areas at night, please get our team involved. At EnSec, our goal is to provide comprehensive pest control solutions to keep area residents safe from the many dangers pests like cockroaches pose. Call us now if you have any questions about the pests in our area or to schedule your Mobile property for a detailed service visit.