Clint Miller Exterminating Are Roaches Bad
  • Mar 26, 2019

They're creepy and crawly and skitter across countertops at lightning speed. They carry germs and bacteria, emit allergens, and eat holes in packages to get to food sources. But are these tough survivors all that bad? Consider these cockroach facts, the next time a cockroach scurries across your path.

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Clint Miller Exterminating Cockroach Bite
  • Mar 12, 2019

Periplaneta americana is the scientific name for cockroach species such as the American cockroach. This species along with other types of cockroaches can, and do, bite humans under certain conditions. The most common reason being the lack of or shortage of food due to an unchecked infestation and there are too many mouths to feed. With limited resources to feed, cockroaches are forced to expand their feeding ground, which includes humans.

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  • May 8, 2018

When a cockroach problem presents itself, it's time to take action and get control of the situation immediately as cockroaches pose an infestation problem, which can quickly get out of hand.

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  • Apr 29, 2018

One of the most common pests is the cockroach, and there are many types. They infest any place that has clutter and food left out, and like warm, moist places. They'll live in and eat cardboard and paper. One of their favorite places is in the kitchen because it is generally more humid than other places in the house and has plenty of food and water, especially if a faucet is leaking. The benefits of cockroach extermination are many and outweigh any health benefits of cockroaches you might believe they have.

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  • Apr 10, 2018

Many types of cockroaches exist and those that you commonly see in the area are hard to kill. The way they are built makes them difficult to kill unless you poison them. They also regenerate legs and can go without food for up to three months. If you've ever dealt with roaches, you may ask yourself, “Are cockroaches indestructible?”

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  • Jan 24, 2018

Cockroaches have been around for over 70 million years and it is believed that they would survive a nuclear explosion. They have always been around humans where they could easily get food and shelter. You will usually see them at night, but may also see them during the day, scurrying to get to a damp, dark spot, such as a pipe hole, the corner of your refrigerator or a cardboard box. While cockroaches are actually clean bugs, they can carry infectious agents and bacteria that will make you ill.

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  • Jan 10, 2018

Your house is so clean you could eat off the floors, but you just saw a cockroach. You may be wondering, “Why do I have cockroaches in my clean house?” It doesn't matter how clean the house is, you could see a sudden appearance of cockroaches, especially if they are looking for warm, moist places to hide out. And, if you found one cockroach in house, you can be sure there are more.

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  • Aug 10, 2017

Believe it or not, some cockroaches are essential to flower pollination. Of the 4,500 known species, only 1 percent live in cities. The other 99 percent live in the wilderness of many ecosystems from the Saudi Arabian deserts to the rain forests of Brazil. According to National Geographic, a new study found that Moluchia brevipennis, a species of cockroach native to the scrub lands of Chile, eats pollen and might even pollinate plants.

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  • Oct 5, 2015

Roaches are one of the most common pests in apartment buildings and houses.

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  • Aug 5, 2015

If you delve into cockroach lore, you’ll quickly learn that our revulsion of them goes way back to the Ancient Egyptians when the god, Khnum, was implored by his people to banish roaches. And in Ancient Rome, the “disgusting” nature of these pests was written about by Pliny the Elder. Much later, John Smith, founder of Jamestown, spoke of the vile-smelling excrement of the “cacarooch.”

By the 19th century, roaches had well and truly carved a niche for themselves as “pests,” and they had virtually achieved global domination.

Given what we know today, it does not make logical sense for us to fear cockroaches. Unlike fleas, ticks or mosquitos, they aren’t disease carriers; neither do they feed directly on bodily fluids, skin or blood. We don’t scream when we see mosquitos, even though they are arguably the world’s deadliest insects. Yes, roaches wallow in filth, but a case of mild food-poisoning is probably as bad as it gets if a cockroach skitters across your pizza. In comparison to dengue fever, yellow fever or malaria, this is a stroll in the park.

Yet multitudes of people suffer with cockroach phobia (katsaridaphobia). An entomologist at California State University estimates that the number reaches into tens of millions, and psychologists report that some patients are too frightened to even enter a kitchen for fear of encountering roaches.

Since 1978, our team at Clint Miller Exterminating has been providing pest control services in Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly and Cabarrus Counties, utilizing the most advanced equipment and materials.

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