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Just How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Frisco?

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When cockroaches get into a home, the response of homeowners can vary. There are some who will not tolerate a single cockroach. There are others that will ignore a cockroach infestation until they're picking up a stuffed animal from leaning against a wall, and dozens of cockroaches go running for cover. Why do people wait this long? First of all, you don't have to wait all that long for cockroaches to become a scary and disgusting problem in your Frisco home. Cockroaches reproduce like crazy. And once they've grown a population that is far too large for the available food sources, they'll start to make their presence known. But long before you start to notice even a single roach, roaches can impact the health of everyone living in your home. Here are a few things you should know.

Cockroaches Are Attracted To Nasty

There is really no other way to put it. If you look at something and say, "Oh, that's nasty," you can bet cockroaches will be attracted to it. Cockroaches live in sewers and feed on human feces. They come into yards and nibble on the droppings left by dogs. They climb around in dumpsters and lay their egg pouches in gelatinous, rotting organic matter. They consume rotting animal carcasses, even after they've been spoiling in the hot sun—actually, they prefer caresses that are spoiling in the hot sun. Cockroaches climb around on dirty mops and climb down into dirty drains. They run across the rim of toilets and then feed on the toothpaste left on the bristles of a toothbrush or off the tip of an open tube of toothpaste. These are dirty insects.

Cockroaches Are Resilient

You've probably heard that cockroaches are likely to survive a global thermonuclear war. This is because they are highly tolerant to radiation. But radiation isn't the only thing they can survive. A cockroach is able to adapt to extremely harmful chemicals by developing a chemical-resistant cuticle. The cuticle is the exoskeleton of a cockroach. If you try to spray cockroaches, the roaches that survive will be resistant to what you used. This is bad, but not nearly as bad as the fact that cockroaches can bring toxic chemicals into your food cabinets and pantry. You know what they say: "What doesn't kill you makes you a carrier."

Cockroaches Shed

Do you know that cockroaches drop particles from their cuticles? These particles can be a serious source of illness in your home. Studies have shown that respiratory illness and asthmatic symptoms arise in homes that have cockroach infestations. One recent study showed an increase in hospitalizations for asthma-related symptoms.

Cockroaches Cause Rashes

When a nasty cockroach crawls over your skin while you're sleeping, you're likely to know it. Cockroaches often leave a rash when their cuticle comes in contact with human skin. This is due to an allergic response. If you're seeing symptoms of rashes, inflamed eyes or ears, or respiratory issues, cockroaches may be to blame.

Cockroaches Cause Stomach Illness

There are a variety of stomach illnesses that can result from a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches can contaminate surfaces, cutting boards, dishes, silverware, and chew their way into food packages. If you have ongoing stomach illness or flu symptoms in your home, you might have a cockroach infestation that you don't know about.

What To Do About Cockroaches

You should never let cockroaches live with you. If you suspect that cockroaches are living in your Frisco home (or they have made themselves obvious) contact Adams Exterminating company. We use advanced methods and technologies to eliminate cockroaches from North Texas homes. We can help you get rid of those roaches and help you prevent future infestations.

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