For most Oklahomans, cockroaches are among the most reviled and annoying pests that can be found in a home or business. These persistent pests can pose serious health risks as they spread disease and cause allergic reactions the longer roaches are left to conquer new areas. Unfortunately, the climate and conditions across the state mean that residents are always at risk of a potential roach infestation – making them a year-round problem.
The World Health Organization has currently identified over 3,500 different species of roaches worldwide; however, there are a few main breeds that are repeat offenders across the state. This includes American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Brown-banded cockroaches, and Asian cockroaches. Each of these species thrives in different environments and requires distinct treatment methods. Although, any roach infestation will likely be unwanted anyways.
What Negative Impacts Do Roach Infestations Have?
Roaches are one of the most common nuisance pests in the world. As a year-round problem, these pests can have a variety of impacts on the residents of Oklahoma. And, as you might have guessed, not many of them have a positive connotation. The ways a roach infestation can impact homeowners and business owners extend far beyond just their annoying and disgusting nature.
Because of the negative aspects associated with roach infestations, most people will choose to avoid locations that have cockroaches. This includes businesses and restaurants that are trying to attract customers. Not only does this create a severe economic impact on business owners, but it also affects homeowners that are experiencing infestations. Mainly since roaches will feed on books and clothing or contaminate food sources that must be replaced. This can add up to a lot of wasted resources that essentially just go into the trash.
Unfortunately, roaches are often a year-round problem in Oklahoma – even during periods of extreme cold. As the weather begins to cool in the fall and winter months, food will be much scarcer for roaches in the wild, driving them indoors. Suppose these aspects are not considered and professional pest control services are not leveraged. In that case, the population of roaches present will only continue to grow and further exacerbate the problem. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to ensure your home or business remains roach-free when you partner with a professional pest control provider.
Any time roaches are found inside a home or business; they should warrant an inspection with a professional pest control provider. By dealing with an infestation early, it will be much easier to control existing populations present and limit the chances of an infestation reoccurring. For homeowners and business owners that experience roaches as a year-round problem, preventative pest control services from Emtec Pest Control can help.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.