Pest Hazards

Pest Hazards

Cockroach Health Hazardsmice-control-Auckland

Even though they cause one of the strongest reactions when found in a home or workplace, the health hazards or dangers posed by cockroaches usually don’t factor into the disgust felt at coming across them.

The decomposing bodies, droppings, and saliva of cockroaches have allergen proteins. They’re known to cause allergies, and increase the severity, generally like asthma symptoms, particularly in children. Also, they can mechanically transmit disease organisms, just like the bacteria that cause food poisoning. They are proven to spread 33 different types of bacteria and six parasitic worms. Plus a minimum of 7 other types of human pathogenic agents.

Once people think about cockroaches, they do not have a pleasurable association. Nevertheless, they may not realize the seriousness of the consequences cockroaches can have on their health. We, the Pest Control Experts, prefer to educate clients with what they can do to stay clear of. Above all, eradicate these pests before being exposed to these dangers.

Cockroaches opt for warm, damp areas with accessible food sources. Therefore removing those attractive environments can help prevent cockroach infestations.

The Effects of Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches are potential carriers of viruses and bacteria that can be spread to animals and humans. They are capable of spreading such as;

  1. cholera
  2. hepatitis A
  3. parasites
  4. other gastrointestinal diseases

Utilizing both direct and indirect contact. These bugs crawl beneath appliances, on counters, and hide in corners around food and your family.

Below are a few strategies to keep away from cockroach infestations:

  • Never allow filthy dishes to accumulate in the sink and stay there overnight.
  • Keep food leftovers in the fridge or storage containers with tight-fitting covers.
  • Eliminate trash from home routinely and vacuum regularly.
  • Regularly check and clean the evaporation pan underneath the freezer or fridge.
  • Seal off cracks surrounding the outside of the home to avoid pest entry points.
  • If you are suspicious of an infestation, contact Insect Control Auckland. The pest professionals. In truth, we’re here to identify the species and propose a course of treatment.

Rodents dangers to health and home

It’s hard to stay healthy during the winter months, especially with the prevalence of the flu viruses, and common colds. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about this time of year is the threat posed by rodents, rats and mice to both our health and home property. Rodents invade .5 million homes in New Zealand. every winter and the rodent infestation can cause more than just a headache for homeowners or occupancy.

During the colder winter months, rodents such as mice and rats look for food, warmth and shelter indoors, often entering homes through roof openings small cracks and holes. However, the real concern is that these pests can spread diseases and cause serious property damage once inside.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Pest Control Auckland services providing expert Cockroach control services for over 33 years, also carpet beetle, wasps, ants, rodents, spiders, bed bug elimination, dust mites, cockroaches, flys, and flea control service since 1987. Servicing North Shore, South Auckland, Eastern bays, West Auckland City and Hibiscus Coast.

Experienced, Researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician 2001, with over 32 years of pests management and insect control Auckland services experience.

Last Updated: 21st August 2020

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