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Cockroaches – Your Home’s Worst Enemy

Do cockroaches kill you from within? 

Well, it does do many! 

Your home is a sanctuary for pests, especially during the monsoons. Having pests lurking around can be a nightmare. Pests like termites, cockroaches, spiders, lizards, ants, bed bugs, and other creepy crawlies work deviously away from the sunlight, wreaking havoc upon your homes and human lives as well. They often keep hiding away from your eyes. Also, they are utterly annoying, freaks one out, and also cause harmful and fatal diseases. Getting rid of pests has become a necessity to lead a healthy and disease-free life. So, contacting the best pest control company in Kolkata is the least good thing you can do for your home and yourself. 

Cockroaches, although small, are unarguably the deadliest creatures on earth, especially for the ones who dread them. They are harmful to human’s sight and health. There is nothing like one cockroach in the kitchen. If you introspect deeply, you are more likely to find an army of them contaminating your food, destroying your belongings and having a gala party. They usually creep inside your homes in search of food, water and shelter. They secure their entry through cracks and gaps in your homes or through the drains and sewer pipes. Once they have fought their way inside your homes, they are going to reside, multiply and raise a happy family. 

Cockroaches taint food, which causes a number of diseases such as – 

  • E. Coli
  • Dysentery
  • Plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leprosy
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid fever
  • Listeriosis and many more

They also incline humans towards the chances of asthma. This is because many are allergic to certain proteins present in Cockroaches’ saliva, faeces, and certain body parts that trigger allergic reactions and asthma-like symptoms.  

Some interesting facts on cockroaches

Despite being uninterested, given below are some of the interesting facts that you should know about cockroaches before you kill them. 

After all, genocide should be knowledgeable too! Pun intended 

  • A cockroach can stay alive without food for almost a month (quite unlike you!)
  • They can stay alive without their head for up to 1 week. 
  • They have been existing since the time of dinosaurs (pretty ancient, huh?)
  • Cockroaches have the capability to run up to 3 miles an hour which is three times as fast as a cheetah. 
  • They are not nocturnal in nature. 
  • They can survive without water for about two weeks. 
  • Along with emitting unpleasant odours, they are also known for producing disturbing sounds. 
  • They can hold their breath for as long as 40 minutes. 

A shocking fact, female cockroaches mate only once throughout their lifetime and can stay pregnant for their entire life. These creepy beasties live around silly areas and transmit germs in bacteria wherever they go. They contaminate the surroundings and food by shedding their skin. The cast-off skin and other by-products of cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions which lead to asthma and other fatal illnesses, especially among children and sensitive people. 

Some preventive measures to keep cockroaches at bay

Along with opting for pest control services in Kolkata, discussed below are some of the common preventive measures that can help in offsetting this nuisance significantly. Read along…

  • Keep your food covered or sealed in glass or plastic containers (avoid using plastic containers if the food is hot) 
  • Do not allow water to stand
  • Fill in the cracks and crevices in your home and seal other areas from where pests can enter or hide
  • Remove garbage regularly
  • Keep your home, especially your kitchen squeaky clean
  • Declutter your premises frequently

In addition to the above, also check your luggage or packages after you have returned from a trip. In case you find traces of pests, it is advisable that you get rid of them before they enter your home. 

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