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  • Pest Control Summerville and Pest Control Charleston SC Tri County Area

  • General Pest Solutions, LLC provides quality and affordable Pest Control in Summerville SC and the Tri-county Areas. We are a family-owned full service Pest Control Summerville SC. With over 20 years of experience, we qualify to assist with all your pest control needs. We know that pests are the last thing that anyone wants to find in their home. Once they surface, they can become a nuisance to get rid of. If left untreated, they can become a health hazard and/or damage your property.

    Roaches and Bacteria

    General Pest Solutions, LLC is  providing Roach Pest Control in Charleston SC and Tri County Area.

    If you ever had roaches in your home, you know it can be an unpleasant experience. Their spiny legs, prehistoric appearance and habit of hiding out in kitchens and bathrooms can be enough to make you feel a little squeamish.

    But many people do not realize that in addition to being unattractive house guests, roaches can also pose serious health concerns when they enter our homes, schools, workplaces and other buildings. For one, roaches can trigger of asthma and allergies, especially in children. In addition, these pests have been implicated in the spread of a number of serious diseases to humans, making their presence in our homes all the more concerning.

    Roaches tend to live in moist areas, such as sewers, pipes, drains and bathrooms. There, they pick up germs on the spines of their legs as the crawl across sewage, garbage, decaying matter and other filth. They can then transfer these germs – along with their shed skins and fecal droppings – onto foods and food surfaces.

    If an unknowing person consumes food contaminated by roaches, it can make them very ill. In total, roaches are known to spread over 30 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, six types of parasitic worms and seven kinds of human pathogens. E. coli and Salmonella bacteria can cause food poisoning, or gastroenteritis.

    There are several things a homeowner can do to prevent roaches from invading their home and posing these health threats to their family. First , sanitation is key. Keep your home – especially the kitchen and bathrooms – free of crumbs and other debris. Vacuum frequently and use a disinfectant to wipe down counters and other food surfaces after meal prep. Tempting as it may be, avoid letting dirty dishes pile up in the sink. In addition, take out the trash frequently, and store it in a sealed receptacle outdoors.

    An inventory of your pantry, keeping an eye out for foods that pests could access, such as those stored in cardboard boxes. Transfer these foods into sturdy, sealed containers, and throw away any foods that have passed their expiration dates. In addition, keep pet foods in a sealed container and wash out pet bowls frequently. Do not leave pet bowls with food outdoors overnight.

    Finally, reducing moisture in your home can help to deter roaches and other pests. Repair leaks under sinks and other appliances, and consider installing a dehumidifier in damp crawl spaces or basements.

    If you do find signs of roaches in your home, Give us a call! promptly.