Cockroach Health & Safety Risks
One of the most common problems with a cockroach infestation is that they contaminate food. They eat almost anything, and deposit faeces, hair, dead skin, and empty egg shells when they crawl over things. Cockroaches are carriers of Salmonella bacteria, meaning that their presence can lead to an outbreak of food poisoning. Other bacteria which they spread through saliva can cause diseases like urinary tract infections. Debris left behind by cockroaches can trigger allergies and asthma attacks.
These are severe risks to public health in establishments like restaurants and health services as well as in your own home. You should practise good hygiene in your house to prevent an infestation of cockroaches. This includes storing food in sealed containers and never leaving it out, throwing away waste, and cleaning up spillages. Do not leave pet food bowls or litter trays out overnight. Remove any clutter and seal up cracks in walls, skirting boards, shelves, electrical sockets, vents, and pipes.
Cockroach Control Methods
Over-the-counter products are generally ineffective against a cockroach infestation. Rather than waste your time and money on these, you should contact a professional pest control service to carry out a thorough extermination for you.
At Premier Pest Control, we use up-to-date insecticides and our expert experience for cockroach control in Liverpool. We will place insect detectors around the premises to locate the cockroach nest. Then we will apply a residual insecticide and insecticidal gel in all the affected areas. After this, long-term monitoring will ensure the extermination of the colony.
Cockroach Control Guidelines