If you live in South Carolina, it’s more than likely you have encountered your fair share of cockroaches or palmetto bugs. Cockroaches not only look filthy, but they can be dangerous as well. If you have a roach infestation at your home or business, you are vulnerable to many diseases and health risks.

It is often likely that if you see one roach, they are many more on the premises that often go unseen. The best way to stop a roach infestation is to take steps to prevent them from ever coming in.

1. Getting rid of roaches is not an easy task.

Getting rid of all the cockroaches on your property is not a task to be taken lightly. Roaches are extremely elusive, making them hard to pin down They are also nocturnal pests, making it difficult to find them in the light. Roaches can often be found in crevices, cracks, or in different inaccessible locations of the building or your home. They can reproduce quickly & easily. Once they have undergone the mating process, female cockroaches remain pregnant for the rest of their life cycle. The constantly lay eggs which then leads to a massive increase in the population of cockroaches on the property.

Cockroaches also have a natural armor that makes them hard to kill. You may have even heard the myth that cockroaches can survive several weeks decapitated. Well…it’s true.

2. Roaches can survive almost anywhere

Believe it or not, roaches are not dependent upon food for their growth. They can develop proteins and other essential nutrients necessary for their growth and survival.

When they do decide to eat, they’ll take what they can get. Everything from fruits and vegetables to that box of Lucky Charms that you left open.

Being cold-blooded, they can withstand various harsh conditions. Roaches can maintain their metabolism in the most unfavorable and harsh environmental conditions.

3. Cockroaches can spread diseases

Cockroaches can spread various diseases by leaving feces, vomiting, or by coming into contact with other materials. Cockroaches crawl in some of the dirtiest areas of buildings from toilets to garbage cans. After visiting these areas, they may come in contact with your food, infecting it with germs and bacteria.

Food poisoning, diarrhea, typhoid fevers, cholera, and leprosy are among the diseases which can be spread by cockroaches.

Overall, we learned that roaches can be more than just creepy when they scattered across the room. If you suspect you have a roach infestation in Columbia, SC or the surrounding areas, you should not take it lightly.

Hiring an experienced roach exterminator is your best bet for handling a roach infestation. With over 35 years of experience, our roach control experts will assess the situation and provide you will a solution. Contact us today to schedule a roach inspection.