Own a business or a commercial building that’s recently been crawling with cockroaches? Don’t feel too guilty, it’s mostly bad luck that determines where a cockroach makes its home. But that doesn’t mean these insects are a good look for your building, especially if you’re in charge of a food establishment. Whatever the purpose of your business, cockroaches give the impression that your location is unclean and needs to be avoided, even if sanitation is one of your top priorities.
Beyond how cockroaches can affect the appearance of your business, it’s important to remember that cockroaches can transmit disease, typically by contaminating food preparation areas or exacerbating respiratory conditions. Cockroaches are also known to feed on paper products, such as books and files, that they find lying around your business.
Cockroaches are nocturnal, and are well-known for being able to hide in small, hidden spaces. If you’ve seen a cockroach in the open, that’s usually a good sign that you already have an extensive infestation at hand. Other signs indicating the presence of an infestation include finding roach feces (often resembling small, oval pellets) and egg cases (also known as oothecae, which are brown and oblong), or by their musty odor.
Due to their resilience and adaptability, do-it-yourself tactics against cockroach infestations often fail. The pest control experts at One Man and a Ladybug have the tools and knowledge needed to take care of your cockroach infestation efficiently and with minimal disruption to your business.