Mice and Cockroaches: Most Common Household Pests

Mice and Cockroaches in Your Home

By the time you see mice and cockroaches in your home, you will have many more that you have not seen. They are not out in the open and most of them are smart enough to wait until it is dark and quiet to come out to look for food.

A study revealed that one house out of every ten have signs that two specific critters are in them. Mice and Cockroaches are the top two pests most commonly found in homes across the United States.

Here’s why these two pests are bad for you:

Allergic to Cockroaches?

Pest Removal Phoenix AZ - Croach - Cockroach InfestationThere are several varieties of cockroach and all of them are bad for your health. Cockroaches make their way into your home through small gaps in the doors and windows.

They can also climb well and can scale a wall to find an entry point high up if needed. They are really sneaky and usually wait for the nighttime hours to come out and scavenge for food to eat. They don’t need a lot, so small crumbs that they can find on the floors and counters can be a great meal.

They have been known to cause breathing trouble for people who suffer from asthma and allergies. They can be irritated by the cockroaches and it can make their respiratory system falter. If you see one of these nasty critters, there are definitely more!

Mice Spread Disease

Mice and Cockroaches - Most Common Household PestsIt may not seem so but a mouse can get into your home in a gap or hole in the wall that is as small as a dime. They have a great sense of smell and can detect food and water from afar. They are also looking for somewhere warm during the winter to set up their nest and to have their babies.

Mice are known to carry several kinds of disease that can be transmitted to people very easily. You can get in contact with the disease just by the rodent running across the kitchen counter and then you prep food on that same surface. They walk around in their own urine and feces and will track the disease and bacteria everywhere they go.

The best way to keep these critters from getting into your home is to have preventative pest control treatment.

Call Croach to schedule a free pest control estimate.