American RoachHaving a cockroach infestation is a vile and disgusting situation one may have to deal with. Cockroaches are not only ugly, but carry bacteria and disease wherever they go! If you have a cockroach infestation you will definitely need outside help from a professional. Read on for signs of the German cockroach, risks to you and your loved ones from a cockroach infestation, and why a professional should be called to help solve this problem.

There are a few ways you can easily tell if you have a German cockroach problem. If you frequently see live or dead cockroaches in your kitchen and/or bathroom, it is likely that you have a German cockroach dilemma. When you find a dead cockroach, pick it up wearing a pair of gloves and look at the head and back of the insect; check to see if there are two black stripes running from the top of its head to the bottom of its head (beginning of the actual body of the roach); the black lines indicate it is likely a German cockroach.

Risks of a cockroach infestation can include bacteria, viruses, worms and disease from their fecal droppings and physical body. They can also trigger asthma and allergies in some people who are particularly susceptible. Breathing problems can be an extremely important risk if your loved one suffers from any kind of breathing issue. Because these insects can cause so much harm to your family and your home, a professional is really the only solution. With an army of thousands, millions, a person cannot fight this problem by themselves. A professional pest control team knows how to identify the problem, assess the risks, and properly treat and dispose of the cockroaches by infiltrating their food, families, water, homes and other important factors. 

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