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  Cockroaches


Cockroaches are found all over the world and are among the hardiest insects on the planet, with some species capable of remaining active for a month without food, or being able to survive on limited resources like the glue from the back of postage stamps. Some can go without air for 45 minutes or slow down their heart rate. Cockroaches leave chemical trails in their faeces as well as emit airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. Other cockroaches will follow these trails to discover sources of food and water, and also discover where other cockroaches are hiding.

 

The Threat :

The threat of cockroaches is twofold. First, they carry many pathogens that can cause serious illness in humans. It is believed that they can spread including salmonella, gastroenteritis, and can also cause allergies to humans. Second, the perception of cockroach infestations can seriously damage a business' reputation. If a customer sees one in your establishment, it will probably mean losing that customer - and maybe more, especially since customers often tell others about negative experiences.