Sometimes, our Houston pest control company receives a question like this. Many people don’t understand how insects that are known for crawling on the floor (as opposed to flying in the air) can spread disease. That is understandable; after all, how can we contract diseases from bugs that never make contact with our hands, face or mouth? We’re here to tell you, though: Roaches do not merely walk on your floor. They can and will crawl up to other surfaces, especially if they believe there is food or water there. Many people report finding roaches on other surfaces in the home, and they often decide become our customers as soon as it happens.
There’s nothing more nauseating than finding a roach in an area of the home you use regularly – a place where you or your children are likely to have personal items that will now need to be sterilized, or in some cases, even thrown away. If roaches are on your countertops, your shelves or anywhere your hands touch, you can contract a disease from them. Kitchen countertops are a culprit of disease from cockroaches for an obvious reason: They are the place where food is prepared.
But bathroom countertops can be just as vulnerable, because roaches can crawl on toothbrushes and other personal care items you put in your mouth. All it takes is for one roach to crawl into the cup you use to rinse your mouth out with, and presto – you are at grave risk of contracting a roach-borne illness. If you are an adult worried about this for yourself, it’s merely cringe worthy; if you’re a parent with children, it can be downright frightening.
If you have roaches anywhere in the home, ask our Houston pest control professionals how we can eradicate your home of these disease-carrying insects. Your family will be healthier because of it.