Humans are the most dangerous creatures on the planet, not because of any of our physical abilities, but because of our intelligence. Most other creatures’ threat level depends upon their physical abilities. Cockroaches
are a bit different. Cockroaches aren’t very strong, they are not poisonous or venomous, and their feet are far too small to maul you. What they do have is their ability to carry danger with them. Today we are going to unravel what dangers cockroaches pose to you and your family, and share with you some ways you can keep these threatening pests out of your Georgia home.
Cockroach Species In Warner Robins, GA
Georgia is home to a number of different cockroach species. Today we will focus on the four most likely to get into your home.
American cockroaches are best known for being the largest cockroach here in America. Although typically they are found outside inside sewers and storage drains, these reddish-brown roaches can wander into homes from time to time. Once inside, American roaches will gravitate towards areas of the home that are high in humidity such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and laundry rooms.
Smokybrown cockroaches, unlike many of their close cousins, are adept at flying. Typically a black mahogany color, smokybrown roaches can be found in warm and humid areas of the home such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
Despite what their name suggests, Oriental cockroaches are, in fact, from Africa. Transported to America long ago, these shiny black pests are large for cockroaches. When inside homes, these roaches can be found around dark and damp areas such as basements and crawlspaces.
By far the most common pest cockroach here in America, the German roach can be identified by its light brown to tan color. A bit smaller than most cockroaches, these pests can be found in any cramped, moist, and dirty place around a home.
What Do Cockroaches Eat?
Cockroaches will eat just about anything. They prefer starchy food, proteins, and organic matter but are not limited to just these options. Some of the craziest things cockroaches eat include paper, glue, toenail clippings, soap, wood, hair, fecal matter, and even human saliva.
What Dangers Do Cockroaches Pose?
Cockroaches are filthy creatures that spend a good amount of their lives around sewers, trash, and decaying organisms. This behavior leaves them teeming with bacteria, filled with parasites, and all-around dangerous. To be specific, cockroaches are capable of carrying 33 different kinds of bacteria, 8 human pathogens, and 7 parasitic pests. When inside homes, they spread these issues over left-out food, across counter tops, and around other areas you and your family regularly come in contact with. If all of this wasn’t bad enough, cockroaches can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma with their shed skin.
How To Spot And Get Rid Of A Cockroach Infestation
Many signs can clue you in to the presence of cockroaches. To start, check around your home for cockroach droppings. These tiny black coffee ground-like pellets can be found under large appliances, inside pantries/storage rooms, and around trash bins. Another thing you can do to identify cockroaches is take a smell of the air. If it is musty, oily, and pungent, cockroaches might be around. Besides these, the only other obvious sign of a cockroach infestation is seeing cockroaches, living or dead.
If you suspect cockroaches have invaded your Warner Robins, GA home, it is time to get the professionals involved. At Blitz! Exterminators, LLC, we have quick and reliable solutions for any pest problem your home is up against.
Reach out to our team today for more information about our cockroach control
, or to schedule your home for an inspection.