The American Cockroach is a carrier of millions of bacteria that they can carry throughout your home and business. These dangerous pests are the largest of the house-infesting roaches in the US. You will hear people also refer to American Cockroaches as the palmetto bug, water bug, and the Bombay canary. This species was brought to the US from Africa in the early 1600s on ships.
Are you wondering if you have cockroaches in your home now? Here are four signs to recognize an American Cockroach and potential infestation.
These pests do not actually cause any diseases, but they carry the bacteria and can lead to a disease. They carry six specifies of parasites and 33 types of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis, salmonella, and food poisoning. The common systems are belly pain, severe stomach cramps, and tenderness, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. People and especially children, can be allergic to cockroaches, which can cause other allergy symptoms.
American Cockroaches generally live in moist areas such as pipes, drains, sewers, and bathrooms. They pick up germs on the spines of their legs crawling across garbage, decaying matter, and sewage. They transfer these germs onto foods and food surfaces. If a cockroach crawls out of a sewer drain, and then walks up and runs across your plate or your food, they will spread germs. Once they migrate indoors, they seek out these areas in and around your home:
An American Cockroach has these characteristics:
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