What Are the Dangers of a Cockroach Infestation?

For many people, cockroaches are just plain gross. However, cockroach infestations in your home are more problematic than an increased sighting of gross bugs. They also pose a health risk to you and your family.

Because cockroaches are attracted to food sources, they can easily cause food contamination. They not only regurgitate the food they eat, but also leave waste behind.

Not only is this disgusting, but cockroach waste also carries bacteria that were living inside the cockroaches. Here are some of the most common diseases and infections caused by roaches:

  • Dysentery
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Leprosy
  • Salmonella
  • E. Coli

Cockroaches have also been known to aggravate allergies such as asthma. This can be particularly detrimental to children who suffer with this condition.

On top of that, when infestations are extremely bad, cockroaches have been known to enter body cavities such as your ears or nostrils.

Common Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation

If you are seeing any of the following happen around you or in your home, you might have a cockroach infestation:

  • Spots showing up in your home that look like pepper, small brown stains or coffee grounds.
  • Small brown casings in small, tight areas of your home (pantries, furniture, cracks in walls, etc.).
  • An onset of awful musty smells that you cannot seem to find the source of.
  • Any roach sightings, no matter how frequent they are (just one could mean more are on their way or even hiding).

Call Providence Pest Control For Full Cockroach Eradication

At Providence Pest Control, our goal is to protect your home from invading pests. To that end, we take no shortcuts, and we never lock you into any contracts. We believe in earning your business each and every single time.

And the only way to do that is to deliver excellent customer service and thorough eradication.

For the best bug extermination team in McDonough and the surrounding areas, do not hesitate to call us today. Our team of friendly and dedicated pest control experts would be happy to set up an appointment with you.