Bugs and Your Health

MosquitoesThe early spring has brought pests out in full force and we suspect that they will not be slowing down anytime soon.  Not only are bugs annoying but they’re a health concern as well.

  • West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, dog heartworm – mosquitoes
  • Lyme disease – ticks
  • Rabies – rodents
  • Allergies & Asthma – cockroaches
  • Food Contamination – cockroaches, mice/rats
  • Salmonella – cockroaches, house flies
  • Skin irritation and rashes – lice, fleas, bed bugs, mites
  • Venomous bites & stings (that can be accompanied by severe or life threatening reactions) - black widow, brown recluse, scorpion, snakes
  • Painful stings (that can be accompanied by severe or life threatening reactions) – fire ants, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps

Pests can carry diseases and cause areas to be unsanitary.  These are issues of concern for both homes and businesses.  Even the cleanest homes can have bug problems in an environment like this.  Carpenter bees, mosquitoes, ants, yellow jackets, silverfish, and other pests have recently been invading properties.  If you’re in the Atlanta, Columbus, Savannah, or Nashville area, call Northwest Exterminating.  Our NorPest Green program was developed exclusively by Northwest Exterminating to get rid of pests using the lowest environmental impact possible.  A Northwest representative will develop a customized plan to target those pests while maintaining the health of your home.

We are strategically placed throughout Georgia and Tennessee to service all areas of Georgia as well as parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.  Visit us online or call 888.466.7849 to find the location nearest you.

 

Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
 • 888-466-7849
 

10 Facts About Roaches

Cockroaches are out and about!  Here are 10 facts about the creepy crawlers that you may not have known.

  1. Crushed cockroaches can help ease a sting when applied to the wounded area.
  2. Cockroaches have white blood.
  3. Roaches primarily come out for water, not food.
  4. Cockroaches can live a month without food, but only a week without water.
  5. A roach can live a week without a head. It dies after a week due to lack of water.
  6. A cockroach that has just shed it’s skin is white and has black eyes. It takes 8 hours to reproduce the skin layer.
  7. Laboratory female roaches are able to reproduce without aid of a male. They produce all female offspring.
  8. Cockroaches thrive in all conditions.  They can live in the arctic as well as the desert.
  9. Contrary to popular belief, cockroaches can bite.  The larger roaches have even been known to bite humans.
  10. Roaches don’t only live in dirty homes.  Roaches can live in the walls of clean homes but they have larger colonies in less clean homes because there is a bigger food supply available.