If you live in South Florida or just vacation here you are bound to cross paths with cockroaches; there are many species; so it’s not just one species of cockroach that people need to worry about, there are there are quite a few found right here in South Florida.
These pests are the most common unhygienic scavengers and include numerous health risks; they travel through filthy places like; sewer systems, drainage pipes and decaying matter, where they pick up pathogenic organisms that include specific strains of bacteria like Salmonella, Listeria Streptococcus and E.coli; they walk across food and cooking areas and transfer these germs: Bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause many illnesses that can infect any organ in the body. Viruses are often the cause of digestive illnesses and respiratory issues. Roaches trigger allergies and cause asthma attacks in both adults and children. Many studies have concluded Cockroaches carry these health-risks from place to place.
A COMMON MISCONCEPTION among most South Florida residents is that if their home or office is spotless or well-kept; then they CANNOT have any roaches or suffer an infestation. Nothing could be farther from the truth; even if the homes and buildings are spotless – Cockroaches are resourceful when it comes to entry and foraging; they can make entry on luggage, cardboard box parcels carried inside; they can travel through plumbing pipes, drains and sewer systems to gain inside access; The Cockroach can flatten itself to squeeze into some areas you thought were impossible.
There are (5) Cockroach species that commonly infest homes and businesses right here in South Florida that you should know about:
If you do find signs of any species of Roaches in your home or business,
We will promptly inspect to identify the type of species and recommend a course of treatment.