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You Are Not Alone

As you head up the 169 on your way back from the late night ending to another Vikings football game, you fully expect to find your apartment just as you left it – vacant. As you walk in and turn on the lights, you hear the slight scuttling of tiny legs in the kitchen. You shoot a glance that direction only to find out you just missed spotting the culprit. Your mind thinks back to other times this has occurred in the shadows of the corner of your eye. While it is nothing worth calling in the ghost busters, it is worth looking into as it is likely the infamous German cockroach.

Not Just Creepy Creepers

Their nighttime lurking about while you are out on the town or sawing logs in your bedroom is not the biggest concern related to these vile insects. Cockroaches are thigmotactic which means they love confined these spaces. This causes them to want to squeeze under fridges and stoves, between stoves and ovens, in between piles of garbage, and even in tight places around the toilet. This diverse traffic area makes them carriers of all sorts of disease. This means when they go tromping through your Sammy Perrella’s Pizza box hunting grease and crumbs, they are sharing 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, six parasitic worms and more than seven other types of human pathogens.

Hold Your Breath

In addition to sharing the wealth when it comes to more diseases than you want to think about, they also have been linked to triggering allergic reactions in all ages of people. Certain proteins found in their feces and saliva are regular known triggers for asthma attacks, especially in children. It has also been observed that some people with cockroach allergies or sensitive skin develop skin rashes when contacted by cockroaches or cockroach leave-behinds.

Put Your Foot Down

You don’t have to put up with this torture for you and your family. In addition to stomping and smashing the unwanted invaders, a deep thorough cleaning will help eliminate food sources for the roaches as well as sterilize areas that have been contaminated. Most importantly, call a Rove Cockroach Specialist to provide the expertise and aid needed to effectively and successfully combat these otherwise tough to terminate bugs. Call Rove Pest Control today to learn how to start the roach eviction process today.

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