Do you love living in Florida but could do without the roaches? We don’t blame you, they’re disgusting creatures that destroy products, stain furniture, contaminate food and dishes and are a threat to health. Unfortunately cockroaches can be found anywhere from homes and apartment complexes to schools and hospitals to offices and warehouses. In fact, cockroaches will show up anyplace where food can be found.
There is something about the cockroach that is repulsive to people and rightfully so. Roaches have been known to crawl through human feces in a sewer line before stopping by kitchen counters and other food prep areas. They’re gross and what’s more, they spread bacteria and disease.
There are more than 4,000 different varieties or roaches in existence. Thankfully, and we use that term loosely, there are only four types of roaches that infest properties in Florida and they are the American cockroach, German cockroach, Oriental cockroach and the Asian cockroach. The German cockroach is the more frequent infester in our service area so let’s talk about him for a bit.
Noted for being a rapid reproducer, a single female and her offspring are capable, under ideal conditions, to produce more than 30,000 roaches during the course of one year. Have you seen that show Infested? Yeah that’s what we thought of too. Even though they are able to live outside in hot, humid environment, German roaches prefer to stay indoors and more specifically in your kitchen where there’s an abundance of food. Roaches are nocturnal and tend to hide out during the day. If an infestation is really bad, you will probably see them when the sun is out.
How did they get there in the first place? Good question. These nasty bugs often make their way into dwellings and buildings riding inside boxes, bags, used appliances plus other vehicles they commandeer.
As we previously mentioned, there are many health issues related to cockroaches. They can trigger asthma symptoms and instigate allergic reactions to people. Other concerns include spreading of E. coli and Salmonella. Roaches are also known to carry the eggs of parasitic worms.
Because roaches have a tendency to multiply faster than you can dispose of them, eradication is not a task for the do-it-yourselfer. At McCall Service, we take cockroach calls very seriously and respond quickly. When you contact us for cockroach control, we’ll evaluate your circumstances and develop a treatment to address your specific situation. Avoid the health risks associated with roaches; contact McCall Service today for relief from roaches in Tampa, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Ocala as well as other communities in Northern Florida. And be sure to ask us how you can bundle home pest control services and save!