Help There Are Roaches Taking Over My Chicago Restaurant
It is a nightmare to find cockroaches or evidence of a cockroach infestation in your Chicago restaurant. What's worse, when you see roaches, it is a warning sign that there are thousands more that you don't see, unless the cockroach species is diurnal. Cockroach identification is essential to determining the level of threat and what you should do about those roaches.
Is it time to contact Chicago pest control or will you be able to deal with those roaches yourself? These are questions we're going to help you find the answers to today. Join us as we look at common cockroach species that threaten Chicago restaurants, health concerns associated with them, six steps to having a cockroach-free restaurant, and how a commercial pest control provider can help.
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What To Do About Roaches In My Restaurant
The first step is to identify the cockroach species. Some cockroaches are much worse than others. If you see a tan cockroach with a dark-colored equal sign on its back, that's a German cockroach. It is the worst of all roach pests. You'll need to immediately reach out to Aerex Pest Control for assistance. You're going to have a hard time getting control of German cockroaches. But there are other cockroach species that are easier to address.
- Wood Roaches: There are several cockroach species that fall under this name. Wood roaches are nuisance pests. You can tell them apart from other pest roaches by the fact that you'll actually see them. Wood roaches don't mind being out in the light and they tend to be diurnal. Their attraction to light may be why you're seeing them in your restaurant. They often fly toward open doors in the evening. That ability to fly is another way you can distinguish these roaches from the others. You should not find it surprising that wood roaches are attracted to businesses that have stacked wood, certain mulches, wooden flower borders, and other sources of wood.
- Smoky Brown Cockroaches: These cockroaches are another nuisance roach species, but they are slightly worse than wood roaches. The diet of a wood roach is mostly composed of decomposing timbers, leaves, and plant matter. They'll also dine on carrion, but it is not a preference. Smoky brown cockroaches are known to feed on feces, which exposes them to harmful organisms. The good news is that they prefer to be outside. You can have success keeping these roaches out if you seal exterior entry points and refrain from leaving doors open.
- American Cockroaches: These are the largest pest roaches in Chicago. You can distinguish them by their size and the unique yellowish figure-eight marking on their backs. While American cockroaches prefer to be outside, they readily get into structures and can stay permanently. You may have some success getting control of these roaches by keeping things clean and dry. Keep in mind that sanitation will not only help to deter American cockroaches but will also work to reduce the health risks associated with them.
- Oriental Cockroaches: These are the black cockroaches. They are the dirtiest of all the cockroaches on our list. While this makes them a serious health concern, you'll have more success controlling them with sanitation than any other pest roach. They also have a rather high moisture requirement. A dry restaurant is resistant to Oriental cockroach infestation.
Cockroaches are unhygienic insects. The pest roaches that are attracted to unsanitary conditions will be a risk to human health, and that makes them a risk to your business. But, even wood roaches can put your business at risk. Most people don't know how to tell wood roaches from other cockroaches, and they may take to social media and spread rumors that it is not safe to eat at your establishment, even though it is false. You may also get flagged for a health inspection, which is inconvenient at best.
If you have German, American, or Oriental cockroaches, you have a serious matter on your hands. These roaches are implicated in the spread of more than thirty-three kinds of bacteria, including salmonella and E. Coli. They have the ability to spread more than seven human pathogens and six parasitic worms. You should have zero tolerance for these dirty insects in your restaurant. Let's take a look at how to get rid of cockroaches naturally and where commercial pest control fits into the picture.
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