Between the crushing waves of foot traffic that engulf Old Town for Saturday Market, the vibrant, exuberant nightlife that consumes the streets, and the fantastic wealth of fragrant cafes, bubbling restaurants, and incandescent food carts, there are millions of opportunities for cockroach infestations.
Protecting Your Business from Cockroaches
Cockroaches typically proliferate in areas that provide warmth, water, and food to thrive and reproduce. It is usually in the kitchen area where these very conditions can be found, particularly under the refrigerator or behind the oven. Since cockroaches have been known to carry 33 different types of bacteria, the kitchen can become an unsanitary place. In addition to the bacteria, cockroach feces can also be an allergen and can induce asthma-related symptoms.
Cockroaches can infest a business in many different ways, but the most common is from eggs being brought into the space. It may not be possible to avoid a cockroach getting across the threshold of your business, but there are certainly ways that you can handle it if they do get into your space. Although cockroaches can infest the cleanest of kitchens, keeping all food sources cleaned up (scraps of food, grease from the stove, etc.) is highly critical. A thoroughly clean kitchen can slow down the infestation and then a pest control treatment will be far more effective.
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At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Portland’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served the Portland community for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues.
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