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Ace Pest Control

THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICAN ROACHES . . .

Your home can be a luxurious resort for the most bothersome pest in the nation: the lowly cockroach. German cockroaches, for instance, will feast on everything from dirty garbage cans to the glue in a dresser drawer.

American cockroaches, a larger variety often found in older city dwellings, love your leftovers and crumbs, but will also enjoy your book bindings, soap and glue. Most roaches can live for a week without water, and four weeks without food. Roaches can carry and pass along dysentery, typhus and salmonella.

The German cockroach is the most prolific breeder among all cockroaches. Each egg capsule can contain up to 40 eggs and development from egg to adult can occur in as little as 45 days. Like all cockroaches, it is omnivorous and will eat virtually anything people will and many things we won't.

Research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that asthmatic children who were frequently exposed to cockroaches were 3 1/2 times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma-related problems than children not exposed to them.

Clean up spilled foods and liquids, avoid leaving scraps of food on unwashed dishes and counter tops, keep food in tightly sealed containers, rinse cans and bottles before putting them in trash and transfer garbage outdoors into roach-proof receptacles.

German roaches do not like motion and usually avoid light, so if you are seeing them in the daytime while you are moving about the room, you probably have a larger population than you realize. These pests also prefer to hide within five feet or less of their food and water source.

These cockroaches are most commonly introduced into buildings via paper products or paper packaging such as grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons, and via second hand appliances such as refrigerators, televisions, VCR's, microwaves, etc. Severe infestations can take as long as 4 to 6 weeks to gain control.

ACE PEST CONTROL has the right equipment to provide exterior / interior roach treatment effectively.

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