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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cockroaches

Frequently asked questions about cockroaches:

Cockroaches are attracted to food and/or crumbs that have been left out and dirty dishes. They are also attracted to moisture, such as from a leaky pipe underneath a bathroom sink or a wet bathmat on the floor.

Cockroaches are bad as they are considered to be an allergen source and an asthma trigger. They can also carry bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella that can cause illnesses if left on food.

To get rid of cockroaches you must make sure the infested area is cleaned, especially inside fridge motors, cookers and behind units. This should then be followed by a professional baiting treatment as homemade remedies will not work on cockroaches.

Cockroaches can spread disease and food poisoning.

You can still get cockroaches in a clean house. Even if you clean regularly and maintain a tidy home, cockroaches can usually find food and water without much trouble.

Cockroaches hate light.

Cockroaches are unlikely to crawl on you at night.

You should kill cockroaches as they carry diseases and can spread food poisoning.

Having cockroaches doesn’t necessarily mean your house is dirty. Even if you clean regularly and maintain a tidy home, cockroaches can usually find food and water without much trouble.

Even if you clean regularly and maintain a tidy home, cockroaches can usually find food and water without much trouble.

Cockroaches dislike light and will hide from it if they can. However, keeping the lights on won’t prevent cockroaches from entering your home if they can find sources of food, moisture, and shelter.