Are you wondering how to eliminate American cockroaches from your home or business? These resilient pests are experts at staying hidden, often lurking in kitchens, bathrooms, and around appliances and pipes. They feed on various substances, including decaying organic matter, starch-containing items, and even your cherished book bindings, paper goods, and clothing. The presence of their droppings, resembling pepper, is a telltale sign near their infestation sites.
American cockroaches pose more than just a visual nuisance. They can contaminate surfaces and products with their oily bodies and droppings, and their presence can emit an offensive odor. Moreover, these pests can passively transport harmful microbes, especially in sensitive environments like hospitals, and are linked to allergies and asthma. In fact, up to 60% of asthma patients in certain cities are sensitive to cockroach allergens, with similar results globally.
These tenacious creatures can survive without food for days to a month, making their absence from sight no guarantee of their absence entirely. Shockingly, 20-48% of homes with no visible cockroach signs still harbor detectable cockroach allergens in dust.
Cockroaches are not just a health risk but also a potential source of discomfort. They can burrow into human ears, leading to pain and hearing loss, necessitating removal with forceps, often after drowning them in olive oil.
American cockroaches are carriers of several diseases, including the following:
They can also transmit E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus. Their omnivorous appetite even extends to human flesh, with reported cases of bites causing irritation, swelling, and lesions.
In addition to the risks they pose, American cockroaches emit a distinctive chirping or hissing sound, which you may hear before you see them scurrying about.
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