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Termites are nasty critters that work their way into your home and destroy it from the inside out. My name is Linda, and I am a pest control specialist. I have seen many homes and other buildings absolutely destroyed by termites. A termite infestation can cause a great deal of time and money to fix, and I'd like to tell you how to avoid having termites in the first place. I'll also discuss the clues that you have termites in your home and what to do if you already have an infestation. You can fix a termite problem, but you should act as quickly as possible. Let me be your guide.


Got Termites? I Can Help

Have Cockroaches Inside Your Home? Know The Health Risks

by Letitia Hunt

The sight alone of cockroaches is usually enough for you to want to get these pests out of your home quickly. Cockroaches are not just an annoyance though, since they pose a danger to your health. Know what risks come with having cockroaches, and prevent this pest from getting back in.

Parasites and Disease

Cockroaches tend to walk across surfaces that are grimy, food that is rotting, feces left by animals or pets, and even dead corpses of rodents that they find in or out of your home. The legs of a cockroach can collect parasites, worms, and microbes, which include E.coli and salmonella. These have the potential to be life threatening, and can be spread throughout your home very easily by a wandering cockroach. While you may not be thinking of where a cockroach has been when you see one, it is what brings that health risk to your home.


It's possible for parts of this pest to become airborne as they travel through your home, which include their saliva, shells, and feces. For those that react badly to the cockroach antigen or have a weak immune system, it can actually trigger an asthma attack. In addition, there are studies that have shown there is a link between children developing asthma and being exposed to antigens from cockroaches.

When the risk of developing asthma can be caused by this annoying pest, it is important that you get them out of your home immediately. Once eliminated, you will want to give your home a thorough cleaning to remove any traces of the cockroaches' shells or body parts that can trigger asthma.

Preventing Future Infestations

It's always a good idea to take preventative measures to not make your home inviting to cockroaches. Make sure food items are sealed tightly, clean up spills on your floors or countertops immediately, keep your garbage can empty, and seal cracks under your doors or in walls.

Cockroaches tend to be skittish, and they will not go into areas that have a lot of light or where people are present. If you notice one cockroach, chances are that there could be more hidden in dark places that you cannot see. This includes under appliances or within your home's walls. With this pest also having a fast reproductive cycle, you should seek out a local pest control service, such as Aloha Termite Kauai Inc, to exterminate the cockroaches at the first sign of infestation.