Cockroaches, specifically the German cockroach, are an extremely common pest in homes and businesses in British Columbia. Cockroaches can be harmful to human health, since they can carry disease pathogens on their bodies and contaminate food. Recently, cockroaches have been found to be an important source of allergies in people, especially children. Cockroaches typically become established in homes after being introduced in grocery bags or cardboard boxes. Once cockroaches become established they are prolific breeders, capable of producing several thousand offspring in a year.
Cockroaches prefer to live where there is food, warmth and moisture. Since cockroaches flourish where food and moisture are readily available, sanitation is an important step in prevention and control. Empty soft drink bottles, cardboard boxes and paper bags should not be allowed to accumulate. Food containers should be sealed and any crumbs or spillage cleaned up.
Unlike many household pests, cockroaches are prevalent year-round. If you have a cockroach problem, give CleanStart Pest Control a call today. Our experienced technicians regularly deal with these troublesome pests, and can quickly remove cockroaches from your home without the need for harsh chemicals.