Cockroaches are prevalent throughout the world and have survived virtually unchanged through millions of years of evolution. Cockroaches are a major health risk and spread disease.
Their musky odour is produced by large numbers of cockroaches and may taint sensitive foods such as fats and raw material lines. They leave vomit and faecal marks on packaged goods or the cartons they are in, which can render them unusable, resulting in financial loss and/or major embarrassment. Cockroaches are omnivorous and can live on small quantities of anything. Their habit of regurgitating the contents of their crops onto surfaces over which they traverse is responsible for contaminating these surfaces with a whole range of bacteria including Salmonella.
Cockroaches are a much greater threat to the health of staff and clients in commercial and food processing facilities than either rats or mice.
Quick action when signs of infestation are detected and ongoing maintenance to prevent further infestations is essential. Professional treatment is a necessary option to gain positive results because of availability to effective products and practices.