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AUGUST 18 2021 / PEST AND TERMITE
You might think cockroaches are common enough that they aren’t a big deal, but don’t turn a blind eye if you spot one in your business. Cockroaches are hide-and-seek champions, so if you spot one, there are likely many more nearby that you don’t see. They also possess insane survival skills that allow them to live headless for a whole week because of their open circulatory system. Worst of all, cockroaches are known to carry all types of diseases. Needless to say, cockroaches can pose a big issue for your business. Let’s take a deeper dive just to see how they can affect your business.
When you think of allergies, you likely think of spring and pollen, but cockroaches are a huge allergen. Certain proteins found in cockroaches' feces, saliva, and body parts can cause allergic reactions or even trigger asthma symptoms. Dust or even dirt in commercial settings can contain dead cockroach parts carrying these allergens. It is recommended to not touch the dead parts with bare hands if you do notice some.
They are also known to carry more than many pathogens (ex: E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella)! These bacteria are ones you never want to be associated with your business, especially if you own a restaurant. Just one cockroach can spread one of these dangerous bacteria from one surface to another, which can lead to many people getting sick.
Once customers notice a cockroach issue, your reputation goes down. For regulated environments, cockroach problems can lead to low or even failed inspection scores, patient safety concerns, and lost points on audits. Cockroaches feed on just about any food source, making food supplies and other products vulnerable to contamination. As stated earlier, cockroaches are hide-and-seek champions, so it is no surprise they can crawl their way into delivered packages or supplies.
Prevention Is Key!
Our Commercial Service Professionals say prevention is key in discouraging cockroaches from entering your business. Some tips are:
These tips may not always be the solution. Once these pests have made their way into your business, they are hard to get rid of. Cockroaches are typically more tenacious than us humans. In short, it takes a well-trained Pest Professional with all the right tools to truly eliminate the infestation.
For a comprehensive, effective, and lasting solution to rid your business of cockroaches, call Waynes at 866.WAYNES1 or contact us here!! Our Commercial Pest Professionals can identify your treatment needs and ensure your business is roach-free.