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Bug Busters USA reminds families of health risks associated with cockroach infestations | Atlanta Cockroach Control

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In addition to being a culprit behind running noses, itchy eyes and wheezing, cockroaches also spread disease. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), cockroaches spread nearly 33 kinds of bacteria including E. coli and Salmonella, six parasitic worms and more than seven other types of human pathogens. They pick up germs on the spines of their legs as they crawl through decaying matter, which may be transferred to humans on hard surfaces and through food contamination.

Bug busters USA offers the following tips to prevent cockroach infestations:

  • Seal cracks and holes around the outside of the home including utility pipes.
  • Properly ventilate basements and crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Keep counters free of crumbs and vacuum the floors often to reduce the accumulation of cockroach allergens.
  • Keep garbage in a sealed container and dispose of it regularly to avoid attracting pests.
  • Pay extra attention to kitchens and bathrooms – especially under appliances and sinks – as these areas are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations.

The Hissing Antlered Cockroach

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The island of Madagascar is a terrifying place as this island rivals Australia as being home to the world’s most terrifying and deadly animals.  One particularly nasty little creature has been given the understandable moniker of the Hissing Cockroach because, you know…it hisses.  Although not deadly, this cockroach is very aggressive towards other roaches as well as various other bugs.  This cockroach gloats when it is winning a fight by hissing loudly like a complete maniac.

As the title tells you, this roach also has antlers for some unholy reason.  Well, it probably has antlers to assist in its aggressive activities towards other roaches and bugs, or this roach is aggressive because it has sharp antlers–who knows?  But scientists do know that this roach tends to hiss louder if it happens to be winning a fight, whereas the loser will let out a hiss that is not nearly as loud, apparently to alert other cockroaches that it can easily be beaten up.

This roach also uses its hissing abilities as a mating call.  But what is most unique about this particular roach is its ability to produce this horrible hissing sound through its respiratory system, which no other roaches are capable.  This ability is also exceptionally rare in the insect community, as producing sounds via the respiratory system is often a vertebrae feature.

Have you ever witnessed a hissing cockroach? What would you do if a cockroach hissed at you?

Cockroaches and pests seek shelter from the cold which means trouble for allergy sufferers

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Cockroaches and pests seek shelter from the cold which could mean trouble for allergy sufferers

Most people think of pollen, dust and animal dander as common asthma and allergy triggers. However, Bug Busters USA, a pest management company servicing the greater Atlanta, and Southeast regions warns that cockroaches can also pose a threat to allergy and asthma sufferers. The threat for cockroach allergens is elevated in the winter because there a greater chance for cockroaches to invade homes in search of warmth and because families spend more time inside.

“Children are the most at risk to be affected by this often-overlooked asthma trigger,” said Court Parker, COO, for Bug Busters USA “Cockroaches spread over 33 types of bacteria, including E. coli, and studies show that about one in five children in the U.S. are sensitive to cockroach allergens.”

Bug Busters USA Expert’s advise homeowners to seal cracks around the outside of their home, keep counters and floors clean and free of crumbs that can attract the pests and vacuum frequently. Kitchens and bathrooms are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations due to the presence of food products and moisture around sinks or appliances.

If you suspect you have an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional who will be able to recommend a course of treatment. To learn more about cockroaches and the health threats they pose, visit or call your local Bug Busters USA Branch.

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