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The Dangers Cockroaches Bring To Tulsa Properties


November 15, 2021

Cockroaches can bring a significant number of problems to your Tulsa property, including exposure to the diseases cockroaches carry and the risk of developing a cockroach allergy. It is important to be informed about the dangers cockroaches bring to your home or business.

American cockroach on a table.

Understanding Cockroaches

There are several different types of cockroaches that you may see on your Tulsa property. These species include the American cockroach, the larger oriental cockroach, and the small, brown-colored German cockroach. All of these cockroach types are common invaders of homes and businesses in the area, and a small number of these insects can quickly turn into a full-blown infestation with cockroaches invading every area of your property.

Many individuals understand that cockroaches are gross, though most people are inclined to believe that the main cause of cockroaches consists of dirty houses and poor hygiene. However, while a dirty house does provide the many things that cockroaches love, such as food waste, trash, and cluttered places to hide, cockroaches are experts at surviving on very little. Just about any home, business, or building can become infested, and the main cause of cockroaches may be more likely related to poor prevention tactics.

The Risks Of Roaches

There are significant risks associated with a cockroach infestation in your home. Cockroaches are notorious for walking through incredibly unsanitary places such as sewers, dumpsters, or areas of food waste before entering into buildings. Once they enter your property, they will spread these bacteria and pathogens across surfaces and in food storage areas, increasing your risk of getting sick. Below, we list some of the main risks you can encounter with cockroaches.

  • Cockroaches are far from sanitary and often carry illnesses with them. Major diseases cockroaches carry include cholera, dysentery, gastroenteritis, giardia, listeriosis, and salmonellosis. You may contract these from contact with the cockroach itself, through cockroach droppings, or from contaminated food that roaches have scavenged through.
  • The discarded skins and carcasses from cockroaches can trigger a cockroach allergy or cause asthma attacks. The more cockroaches you have in your home, the higher the chance you'll develop respiratory issues, especially if you are already predisposed to asthma or insect allergies.
  • When cockroaches invade businesses, it can be a major blow to your reputation if customers see them walking around. Beyond the risk of getting sick, you have to worry about losing customers and money because of the cockroaches.

Efficient Cockroach Removal

Because cockroaches are small and tend to infiltrate the hardest-to-reach areas of your home, they can be nearly impossible to get rid of. Many cockroaches are also immune to any DIY or over-the-counter method that you may throw at them, making it an expensive trial and error process. Plus, handling cockroaches yourself without access to the proper equipment may result in allergies or sickness, either of which is sure to be dangerous and unpleasant.

At the first sign of a cockroach problem on your Tulsa property, you should contact the pest professionals at Mid America Pest Control. Our experts can narrow down the areas of a roach infestation in your home and provide targeted solutions that remove these pests at the source, so you don’t need to stress about living with cockroaches any longer.

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