Cockroaches are one of the most persistent and dangerous pests that invade our homes. Alt-hough they are prevalent year-round, they become much more active when temperatures ex-ceed 70 degrees F. With summer on its way and temperatures on the rise, cockroaches will soon be a major problem for homeowners across the country.
Aside from being creepy and repulsive, cockroaches also pose serious health risks to humans. In order to help you understand the importance of keeping a cockroach-free home, following are some of the most common diseases and health risks these pests pose to humans, along with some simple tips you can use to keep your family safe and home bug-free.
Asthma is a serious and sometimes fatal respiratory illness that affects millions of people throughout Canada. Although there are many factors that can trigger an attack, certain insects such as cockroaches can heighten this risk. This is because the excrement and debris from de-composing cockroaches is light enough to be lifted into the air and then breathed onto the bron-chial tubes.
Cockroaches have long been the focal point of urban legends due to their incredible ability to survive even the harshest of conditions, and rightfully so. These pests are not your ordinary invaders, and it often seems like no matter what treatments you perform, they simply won’t go away.
Aside from being a scary sight to see, cockroach infestations can be very harmful to you and your family’s health, especially if there are people with asthma in your home. This is why getting them out should be your highest priority, but many times, this is easier said than done. In order to better understand just how resilient these pests truly are, following are 6 amazing – and creepy – facts about cockroaches.
Cockroaches are thigmotropic, which means they prefer the feeling of something solid in contact with their bodies. No, I’m not saying they look to be petted by their gracious hosts, but rather they like the feeling of being in tight, confined spaces like cracks and holes in walls.