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Janis Reed, Ph.D., BCE

Technical Services Manager PCO Product Development

Post Date
Thursday - March 01 - 2018
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Cockroaches Carry Dangerous Pathogens



Cockroaches Cary Dangerous Pathogens

Cockroaches are "icky" but why?

We all know cockroaches are “icky” but why? One of the main reasons we spend so much time on controlling cockroaches, especially in kitchens and food prep areas, is their ability to mechanically transmit bacteria and other pathenogenic organisms.


What does that mean? Cockroaches’ bodies are literally covered with bacteria, fungal spores and other potentially dangerous pathogens. When a cockroach walks over a contaminated surface, such as a cutting board, it can pick up and/or deposit one or more of these types of organisms, then carry those pathogens to a clean or sanitized environment.

Cockroaches’ bodies are literally covered with bacteria, fungal spores and other potentially dangerous pathogens.

Management Tactics

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There are many excellent options available from CSI for cockroach management, both indoors and outdoors. For long term management of cockroaches in any environment, consider adding an IGR such as Tekko Pro to your cockroach management services.

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For indoor cockroach management, non-repellent products are preferred. Spectre 2 and Spectre PS can provide long term management of tough infestations while also working in conjunction with a cockroach baiting program. This powerful product will not only stop the next generation of pests from developing but c an also cause mortality in nymphal cockroaches.

Controlling cockroaches means controlling potentially diseases and/or illnesses in the environment.

For outdoor repellent products, nothing controls cockroaches and prevents access into structures like Cyzmic CS. Formulated with CapVantage Technology for long lasting results, Cyzmic CS gives PMPs long term results.

More Roaches. More Diseases.

This means sick people. Controlling cockroaches means controlling potentially diseases and/or illnesses in the environment. So we aren’t just killing cockroaches… we are protecting the health of our clients and our community.

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