Roaches are so pervasive and resilient, we felt it was important to dedicate more space to these pests than some others. While there is debate about whether cockroaches are directly responsible for causing diseases, they are proven to transmit microorganisms that cause illness, such as dysentery, salmonella, typhoid fever, cholera and food poisoning.
Whether it's a uptown Manhattan cockroach or a Brooklyn roach, control of these insects is essential to minimizing the risks of disease transmission. Some individuals, particularly small children or individuals with asthma and other lung diseases, have allergies to cockroaches, which can make an infestation a potential health hazard. If you suspect a cockroach problem in your home or business, call DQ Pest Control's New York, Manhattan or Brooklyn exterminator team for an evaluation, estimate and eradication services. Someone's health may count on it.
If you're starting over from an infestation or just trying your best to prevent one, there are a few preventive measures to keep in mind.
The most important thing to remember, whether you work in a skyscraper in Manhattan or live in a duplex in Brooklyn: roach control depends on cleanliness. Cockroaches thrive on easily accessible food sources, such as open containers, stray crumbs, open garbage and food waste in sinks, so keeping these areas clean removes their food sources. Fix any leaking faucets or pipes that might provide a water source as well.
Close up any places where roaches can gain access, such as holes around windows, doors and pipes. Remove or empty out boxes and paper stacks, and other piles of debris where cockroaches like to hide.
If you suspect you may already have an infestation, think twice before undertaking extermination on your own. The eradication process is best left to a Brooklyn exterminator from DQ Pest Control, who will safely and effectively solve your pest problem. Contact us for a free quote.