The German cockroach is the most common cockroach in the Pacific Northwest. These nasty pests are famous hitchhikers! When traveling you’ll want to take some precautions to prevent any stowaways from hiding in your bags. Check your stuff and shake out shoes and electronics as you pack. Beware that cockroaches can be transported in the laundry, grocery bags, cardboard boxes and secondhand appliances. Once settled, German cockroaches can breed very quickly. Don’t allow these pests to invade your home! Learn how to prevent a cockroach infestation below.
In addition to being a nuisance, the German cockroach has been implicated in outbreaks of illness and allergic reactions in many people. Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Medical studies have shown that German cockroach allergens cause allergic reactions and can exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. This makes German cockroach control incredibly vital.
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