Disgusting, foul, ugly, hideous, repulsive, unpleasant, and revolting are just some of the many adjectives we say when we talk about cockroaches. Reasons why we hate them so much go beyond a long history of battling their infestations. They eat almost anything in their path, and leave an offensive odor wherever they go. Their mere presence is potentially dangerous to humans, since they can easily transmit bacteria and spread diseases. And, if your customers see them, your business is basically dead!
With all the hazards they possess, why not protect your business from cockroaches at the first signs of an infestation? Call Westwood Pest Control for cockroach management in Boston, and make sure you don’t lose money to these disgusting, foul, ugly, hideous, repulsive, unpleasant, revolting creatures!
Signs of a cockroach infestation include:
- Finding cockroaches during the day
- Cockroach droppings and smear marks
- Egg cases, cast skins, and dead insects
- Damaged goods and stock
- Strong, foul cockroach odors
Don’t Risk the Reputation of Your Business
Westwood Pest Control knows from experience the risks that occur for your company when a cockroach infestation goes beyond your control. We understand the importance of your business’s reputation, and have seen the danger an infestation can pose to it firsthand. Our cutting-edge solutions focus on the protection and elimination of these pests, and helping you avoid property and financial damage in the future. Remember, cockroaches are masters at hiding, so if you ever see more than one on your property, it is a good idea to give us a call immediately.
Common hiding spots for cockroaches include:
- Moist, cramped areas
- Around spilled foods
- Cracks or crevices in walls
- Warehouse and storage places
- Confined spaces such as behind the refrigerator or in a pantry
- Kitchen cupboards
- Below sinks
- In drains and grease traps
- Old cardboard boxes, stack of newspapers
- In the dishwasher, microwaves and around the hot water systems
The Damages That Cockroaches Cause
Cockroaches have the ability to emit airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. These chemical trails transmit bacteria, which other cockroaches can follow. A single cockroach can lay up to 300 eggs and a few cockroaches can easily multiply to thousands within months, which makes it a big challenge to control them. Cockroaches also have the ability to develop a quick resistance to insecticide, thus doing your own roach management – especially around your business property – is probably not a good idea.
Other ways cockroaches can damage your property include:
- Leaving an offensive odor
- Triggering allergic reactions and asthma attacks
- Spreading diseases such as salmonella, cholera, typhoid, dysentery, hepatitis, staphylococcus and streptococcus
- Contaminating food products and damaging goods
- Scaring away customers and weakening the trust of employees
- Leading to failed health inspections or sanitation shut-downs
- Causing financial loss and temporary closure