From their creepy appearance to the odd survival tactics they exhibit, cockroaches are certainly abhorred by homeowners. Not only do these pests possess an ick-factor, but they can also pose health risks to humans if they find a way inside our abodes. Many types of cockroaches have been reported to spread bacteria and pathogens by picking up germs on the spines of their legs and transferring them onto food preparation surfaces. Additionally, cockroaches can cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. The most effective form of cockroach control is to eliminate moisture build up around the home.
By: National Pest Management Association