ROACHES

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THE ROACH PROBLEM

Everyone hates roaches! With good reason, too. Not only are they disgusting to look at, they are a source of allergens in the home - both their feces and body parts. Many individuals develop allergies to these insects. Data from one study showed that 7.5% of 253 normal people showed allergic skin responses to extracts of cockroaches while 28% of 114 allergic people were affected. Allergens present in the feces of the German cockroach can become airborne along with normal house dust. The allergens can then be inhaled from the air or ingested when in contact with food.

Roaches like to hide in cracks and crevices in your home - behind baseboards, closets, inside walls, etc. They venture out looking for food and water. Have you ever gone to the kitchen for a glass of water in the dark of night, turned on the light, and seen roaches scurrying for cover?

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