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The Dangers Roaches Bring To Your Frisco Property

September 7, 2021

Cockroaches are gross. They look creepy, they do creepy things, and unfortunately, they can cause real problems for home and business owners. The dangers roaches bring to your Frisco property are many, and it’s in the interest of your health and safety to know what those dangers are.

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Types Of Cockroaches In Frisco

There are an estimated 55 unique species of cockroaches found in the U.S., but only a few of them are likely to infest your Frisco property. They include:

  • American cockroaches – The largest roach residing in the U.S., American cockroaches can grow over 2 inches long. They have a reddish-brown color with a distinct figure-eight pattern on the back of their head.

  • German cockroaches – One of the smallest roaches found in the U.S., these cockroaches generally measure about 1/2 inch in length. They are usually light brown in color with two dark bands running down their back.

  • Brown-banded cockroaches – Also a smaller species at about 1/2 inch long, these roaches are dark brown with light brown-colored bands on their bodies.

Why Do I Have Cockroaches?

For many people, cockroaches are synonymous with filth. They can be found thriving in some of the most disgusting environments imaginable. But the truth is that even the cleanest homes and businesses can get roaches. 

Most folks think that roaches appear when housekeeping and sanitation practices are neglected. While it’s certainly true that you are more likely to find cockroaches scurrying around in properties with lots of trash and clutter, roaches are resilient pests and survive on next to nothing in pristine homes and businesses. 

Roaches will eat anything from hair to fabric to soap. They can go for a month without food and are especially adept at hiding where you can’t find them. They can slip into your property by crawling through cracks or gaps but are also likely to be brought indoors hitchhiking among bags, boxes, and even secondhand appliances.

The Dangers Of Cockroaches

Cockroaches cause a variety of problems for Frisco property owners, but the most dangerous thing about these pests is their ability to spread disease and parasites. Roaches like to gather in some pretty vile places like bathrooms, dumpsters, and even in sewage. These locations provide cockroaches with easy meals, hiding spots, and mating opportunities. And, as you might expect, these locations also cause roaches to pick up nasty pathogens.

Cockroaches tend to travel in search of food and other roaches. On their quest, they can transmit harmful bacteria to the surfaces around your property. Roaches have been known to cause cholera, salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, and a host of other diseases. Not to mention, cockroaches can also transmit intestinal parasites like hookworm.

Besides the more pressing concern of disease, cockroach infestations have also been known to trigger severe allergic reactions in some people. When cockroaches infest a particular property, they release pheromones to attract other roaches. After a while, a concentration of many cockroaches develops. The saliva and skin particles from the roaches contaminate the air, causing irritation to skin and lungs. In severe cases, some people may develop asthma or eczema as a result of being exposed to a cockroach-infested environment. 

How To Get Rid Of Roaches

Getting rid of cockroaches is no easy task. These pests are experts at avoiding human detection, and if you’re seeing a few roaches around, there are likely many more hiding where you can’t see. Even worse, cockroaches can resist many store-bought pesticides.

That’s why the best way to deal with roach problems on your Frisco property is with help from your friends at Adams Exterminating Company. Our cockroach control services will eliminate your roaches at the source and prevent future infestations from happening. Contact us today for more information.

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