While there are thousands of species of cockroaches only a few are found indoors in Wisconsin. The main cockroaches that we experience are the German cockroach, American cockroach and the Oriental cockroach. Roaches range in color from light brown to black. Roaches are between 1/4″ to 1 1/4″ long. Roaches are capable of spreading foodborne illnesses and have been associated with asthma exacerbation. Each fertile female can produce 40 nymphs every 100 days.
Can cockroaches harm me?
Cockroaches do not sting but do have the capability of biting and causing skin irritation. Cockroaches have been associated with foodborne illnesses such as salmonella and can be a contributor to asthma exacerbation. Other know illnesses that roaches have been associated with are diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and some viral diseases.
Do cockroaches cause damage?
Cockroaches have not been known to cause structural damage but high concentrations may render furniture, shelving, cabinets, etc. contaminated and unusable.
What can I do?
Good sanitation, trapping and physical removal can play a factor in lowering levels of roach infestations. However, once they become established you will need to have a professional exterminate this pest. Home remedies and over the counter products commonly fail due to the complexity of the cockroach, and the knowledge required to deliver specialized applications. This is one pest you do not want to tackle on your own!
Why contact Terminator Pest Control?
The best prevention from cockroaches is to have your home or business treated by Terminator Pest Control. We will properly identify the roach and then develop a strategic application and treatment program specifically designed to control cockroaches. We will also make recommendations on what you can do to prevent further infestations.