Cockroaches are gross. Humans have an instinctive aversion to these nasty pests. Finding something ick may not seem like enough of a reason to get rid of them. However, the reason that humans find cockroaches so disgusting is because they spread disease, cause property destruction, contaminate food, and can make your home smell. That is why it is so important to prevent them or get rid of them at the first sign of an infestation.


Cockroaches spread disease. These little skittering bugs spread diseases that can cause serious health issues in humans. Those diseases include Staphylococcus, E.coli, and Salmonella, among others. You do not have to see the cockroaches to get exposed. They can leave the germs in their wake, infecting things in your home. Plus, if you are allergic to cockroaches, they can trigger allergic reactions and even asthma.

Property Destruction

While cockroaches may be small, they can be very destructive. Cockroaches eat fabric, and paper. They are notorious for destroying books by eating the glue that binds them. However, the real damage often comes from cockroach feces. They leave their droppings everywhere and it can stain and ruin fabrics, paper, and other delicate items. Plus, like other insects, cockroaches can chew through electrical wires.


Cockroaches love to eat the same things that we eat. That means that they love to crawl in your food. That can lead to contamination, which can cause illness. However, even if you keep your food in airtight containers, they can still contaminate the kitchen by crawling on counters, on dishes, and on utensils.


Cockroaches give off a very distinctive, unpleasant odour. Most people cannot identify the smell as cockroach, but they know that it smells unpleasant, and it makes them uncomfortable.

Flick Can Help

Prevention is the first step to getting rid of cockroaches. Keep a clean house. Clean your kitchen counters every night, do not leave out dirty dishes, and put all food in airtight containers. You also want to seal any entry points that bugs could use to gain access. However, cockroaches love to hide and are very good at it. If you see a cockroach, assume that dozens more are in hiding. That is when it is time to call in the professionals. We can tailor a cockroach treatment and prevention program that will protect your home and your family from these nasty bugs.

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