All About Pests
Cockroaches, also known as roaches, are generally medium to large sized insects. They can measure over 2 inches length, with tropical species tending to be larger. They have six spiny legs and two long antennae. Some species have wings however most winged cockroaches are not particularly adept at flying. The pest cockroaches can spread various diseases because they are commonly found near waste deposits or in the kitchen, where food is present.
Dangers: Cockroaches can adapt to any environment, and once they get comfortable, they thrive. This makes it difficult to control cockroach populations. Once cockroaches enter your home, they invade your cabinets, spread disease, and cause a distinct odor. Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles per hour. The faster a cockroach runs, the quicker they can spread disease throughout your home.
Prevention Tips: The most effective way to prevent cockroaches is to deny them easy access to food, water and shelter, which are the main factors that attract them into your home or business. Also regular cleaning and sanitation prevents infestation of cockroaches.
Common Household Pests
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