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Cockroaches are incredibly resilient insects and usually not that easy to eradicate. Trying to get rid of roaches on a one by one basis is a futile and quite useless course of action. The only way to make sure your home or place of business is free of cockroaches is to fumigate the building.
Smoky Brown, Brown Banded, American, Oriental and German Cockroaches are the five different variations of roaches generally found in the home with the most common being the German Cockroach.
This type is the most common in Ohio. They can be found even in the cleanest of places, thus there is no shame at finding them present. However, it is a shame to not have them taken care of.
They carry disease and prolonged contact with large numbers can lead to an asthmatic affect in individuals. Prolonged contact in the case of children can lead to a permanent asthmatic condition. With professional assistance these pest can be taken care of. The larger the number of roaches, the longer it will take to alleviate the problem.
Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home. To win the war against cockroaches, here's what you should know:
Entry: Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways, from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes, and even in grocery bags.
Ideal environment: Your home is an ideal breeding ground. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites, they can remain active all year round.
Reproduction: Cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see there can be 200 more hiding and multiplying behind your walls.
Evasiveness: Because cockroaches are nocturnal, if you've seen one, you haven't seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.
Allergies: The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies, especially in sensitive individuals.
Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness: Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them, and their eggs are naturally protected from insecticides. Without special equipment, materials and know-how, it can be a losing battle.
Spiders are another common pest found in the home. Common varieties include the House Spider, the Cellar Spider, and the Jumping Spider. Four varieties that pose a health threat are the Wolf, Black Widow, Brown Recluse.
The Wolf Spider is a somewhat uncommon species, which is not generally found in the home, but found outdoors. It is a large predatory non-web building spider.
The Black Widow has not been common in the past but seems to have increased in number over the past few years and is sometimes confused with the Black Jumping Spider which is furry in appearance and has short legs.
The Black Widow is shiny black, non-furry in appearance and has long legs as well as a red hourglass shape found on the underside of the abdomen and not on its back like the Black Jumping Spider. Immature baby Black Widows are nonpoisonous.
There are two species found in Ohio; the Southern and Northern black widows. The bite of the black widow is associated with the female and can have very serious and in some cases even life threatening effects for the victim. Symptoms can include painful muscle spasms and cramps and shortness of breath.
The Brown Recluse is a common type of spider found in most homes though generally not seen. As its name implies it usually stays reclusive and hidden. The affect of their bite depends on the amount of venom received and the individual bitten, it can be of little affect or there may be need of medical attention within a short span of time due to the possibility of a serious or life threatening outcome.
All data available at this time indicate that the Brown Recluse cannot bite on its own but must be smashed against an individual in some way in order for a bite to take place and venom injected. Thus areas such as the bed or clothes in closets that have not been worn in some time can be an area in which a bite is likely to occur. However, every day disturbances of these areas keeps them at bay.
Getting Rid Of Ants
There are different types of ants that can invade the home and all ants based upon the colony needs switch between feeding either on carbohydrates (sugar) or proteins such that found in meat fat (grease), meats and other insects. The most common one found in homes is probably the Odorous House Ant, so named due to the release of an acrid odor when smashed. This ant is also quite prolific.
Another type of ant that is of some contention is the Pharaoh Ant. It is very tiny in size and has a white almost ghostly like appearance. Each time an insecticide aerosol is used on this type of ant, it can cause the colony to divide.
Carpenter Ants are another common type of ant that is usually black and large in size. Their most common place of habitation is trees. However they can also be found in log homes. These ants chew into wood in order to create their dwelling. They can find ample dwelling room in 2x4, 4x4 and boards nailed together as well as hollow tubes such as the base of mini blinds. For professional ants control contact us right now.