Find out why cockroaches are harmful, how our Albany exterminators can get rid of roaches and what can be done to prevention cockroach infestations. 

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There are a few types of cockroaches in New York that invade and live inside of homes and businesses.  All of them carry and transmit diseases and dangerous bacteria, as well as contaminating food and food prep areas. Before entering into your home or business most cockroaches were foraging for food in garbage piles, dumpsters, sewers, drain pipes, and animal carcasses; because of this they should be eliminated from your home as quickly as possible to prevent serious illness.

A cockroaches’ appearance can vary by species; some species can fly, others have wings but can’t fly and some don’t have wings at all. Most are brownish to black in color, have antennae, and six legs. Some species are quite small while others can grow to be over 2 inches in length.

Cockroaches often enter into homes and businesses while searching for food and water sources (through cracks in the foundation, exterior walls, or underneath of doors), or they are accidentally introduced inside of a package, box or other like item.

Once inside cockroaches can be found hiding in dark damp areas like basements, crawl spaces, and bathrooms. They can also be found hiding in kitchen drawers, cabinets, and behind large appliances. Cockroaches will contaminate food sources, kitchen utensils, and cookware with their urine and feces. They are responsible for transmitting over 33 types of bacteria and their shed skins can trigger severe allergic reactions in some people, especially young children.

For help eliminating and controlling cockroaches in your home or business contact the professionals at Thomas Pest Services. We can safely and quickly get rid of your cockroach infestation through our residential and commercial pest control services!

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