There are four kinds of Roaches that can infest
homes and businesses in the New York area. They are
the German Cockroach, the Brownbanded Cockroach, the
American Cockroach, and the Oriental Cockroach.
There is a fifth roach called the Pennsylvania
Cockroach, but these are an outdoor species of roach
that do not reproduce indoors. If a Pennsylvania
roach is indoors there is probably only that one who
flew…yes flew in, by accident. However, if you have
any of the other four types of roaches, odds are
that at a minimum you have dozens if not hundreds.
Besides the obvious repulsion from simply seeing
roaches, however a roach problem/infestation
presents a very serious public health issue. Roaches
carry a host of human pathogens/diseases like E.
Coli and Salmonella which can be deadly diseases
resulting in food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea, and
serious dehydration, and there are records of these
diseases resulting in death to small children or
infirmed elderly people. The feces, urine, and
casings of roaches have also been known to cause
allergies, asthma, and skin irritations. Roaches can
stain surfaces and produce a disagreeable odor.