The sight of a cockroach scurrying across the floor is enough to make anyone’s stomach turn. If you see one, there are bound to be many others lurking just around the corner. These nauseating creatures are a massive problem in New York City, which is why calling in the best pest control NYC exterminators at the first sign of a problem is a must if you hope to eradicate them quickly and prevent thousands from invading your home.

As one of the most difficult pests to get rid of, cockroaches have developed a reputation for being indestructible which is likely what sparked the idea that stepping on a female cockroach can spread her eggs.

One dead cockroach is food for many other cockroaches and one female may produce up to eight batches of multiple offspring in a lifetime – or a total of 300 to 400 more cockroaches. If you allow just one cockroach to get away, this means perpetuating perhaps a million more. These nasty pests are capable of living for an entire month with no food and can even remain alive headless for up to a week. Fortunately, pest control NYC offers an even tougher defense than the ability of these hearty insects.

As a big city, cockroaches are a huge problem here. They love New York City, with its large human population and the abundance of food and water available from their dwellings found in and around kitchens, garbage or food storage areas.

Besides the obvious repulsion from just seeing a cockroach, their presence can bring diseases like E.coli, salmonella and others causing food poisoning and serious illness including dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea or even death in small children, the ill or elderly. Their feces, urine and casings have also been known to cause asthma, allergies and skin irritations.

While it’s highly unlikely that you’ll spread the eggs of a female cockroach by stepping on one, preventing a bigger problem and a full-blown infestation is a must by calling in the pest control NYC experts at Assured Environments as quickly as possible.