Cockroach Control


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If you live near an urban area or store food anywhere on your property then your property could be vulnerable to cockroaches. They have been around for a very long time and are known for their ability to adapt and survive. Cockroaches are considered pests and if you see just one there's a good chance you have more hidden away somewhere.

That's why, if you’re seeing cockroaches, it's important to call in an Ehrlich professional who will be able to work with you to find a solution. We will find the source of the infestation, eliminate it, and offer prevention methods to stop the pests from returning.

The first step is to call 1-800-837-5520 or fill in our online form to set up an appointment.

How Old are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches have been found as fossils and encased in amber dating back millions of years. Experts estimate that cockroaches are between 350 - 400 million years old.

There is evidence of breeds of cockroaches that have gone extinct. For example, one type of cockroach was found encased in amber that more resembles a praying mantis that your typical roach. It was a ferocious and vicious hunter, it is thought, much different from today’s species.

Cockroaches have even been found to have personalities, with some behaving boldly and others preferring to hide. Scientists believe that this trait, among others, has helped the cockroach survive and to continue to adapt and change to their environment.

Why Are Cockroaches Pests?

Cockroaches are pest for a number of reasons, from the fact they scare people, including customers, to the fact that cockroaches carry with them a number of diseases that can be potentially quite serious to humans.

Cockroaches in your place of business can ruin your reputation and they are notoriously considered a sign of an unclean space. However, there are other concerns that make cockroaches pests that must be dealt with by professionals.

Cockroaches can bring about illnesses such as:

Food poisoning - because they like to eat rotten food and crawl around unsanitary places, they can track germs across the food on your counter and in cabinets and that can cause food poisoning.

Dysentery - a disease that comes from ingesting fecal matter, which cockroaches are more than happy to walk across and then bring onto your food.

Tapeworms - which can cause serious illness and problems with digesting food in humans and other animals.

Roundworm - parasite organisms, such as pinworms, that can be very dangerous to humans and cause illnesses such as trichinosis.

Fungus - cockroach droppings, shed skins and other material can develop fungi that will affect the lungs or eyes. Those with asthma can be very much at risk from fungus left by cockroaches.

Viruses - roaches are known to carry a number of viruses including those as serious as polio.

Allergies - cockroach droppings, skins and saliva are one of the leading causes of allergies for those who live in urban locations.

Cockroach Species

Ehrlich’s Cockroach Control Service

As the experts in cockroach control, we can provide professional, targeted treatment methods for your home or business.

Our certified technicians located across the U.S. provide a quick and reliable service to guarantee complete control of the problem and offer expert tips on prevention.

With access to the latest technologies and the most innovative processes, you can rely on efficient service from Ehrlich.

Call us today at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us to discuss the benefits of our cockroach control services and how we can help solve your cockroach problems.

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