Ever stomp a cockroach in your home and feel like you've solved all your pest problems? Think again. Cockroaches are more complicated and problematic than you may realize. Check out the following unsettling cockroach facts to understand more about why you need a professional exterminator for these unwelcome home invaders.
A cockroach can live for up to a week without its head, can hold its breath for 40 minutes, can go for a month with no food, and can survive up to two weeks with no water. Without professional intervention from an experienced exterminating company, these pests will not only survive but thrive in the cozy conditions your home provides.
Although the average cockroach will likely only live one year, one female can produce hundreds of offspring during her lifetime. Seeing one cockroach in your home likely means there are many more you can't see.
There are over 4,000 species of cockroaches, and there is almost no climate a cockroach can't adapt to. They can survive subfreezing temperatures and can squeeze through an opening as thin as a quarter, so there's no such thing as a cockroach free “safe zone.”
Cockroaches don't get their nasty reputation solely based on appearances. They are a vehicle for a variety of bacteria and other harmful human pathogens. Their spiny legs can also pick up germs that can easily contaminate food areas. An exterminator company is the safest and most effective way to rid your living spaces of these potentially harmful pests.
Bugs can trigger chronic allergy symptoms, even when no cockroaches can be seen in the home. Cockroaches hiding in cracks or walls are still able to aggravate those who are allergic, and they can even worsen symptoms for asthma sufferers.
Don't take any chances letting a seemingly small cockroach problem get out of hand. Let Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing help give you peace of mind knowing you're free from the undesirable issues a cockroach infestation can cause in your home.
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