Roaches In House

Roaches have been hanging around for millions of years and let me tell you, they’re not planning on moving out anytime soon. Currently there are around 60 species in the US alone…most residing in your kitchen area and bathrooms!!!

Okay, maybe that was a little exaggeration on my part. “Most” roaches are not nesting in your kitchen and bathroom, but it is possible. You never truly know if you do have an infestation on your hands until you notice little evidence they leave behind. Have you ever notice grains of pepper on your floor? Well, I hate to bust your bubble, but they’re not pepper grains…its roach feces. I know, disgusting right? But that’s not even the worst part about roaches. These pests, similar to flies, can transmit serious diseases like cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever. Roaches can also heighten allergies, particularly in kids and sensitive individuals. They are the root to several harmful problems like allergies and diseases because of their nature and lifestyle. Roaches are scavengers. When they scavenge for food sources and shelter they usually rummage in trash and sewers, picking up hazardous and contagious bacteria in the process. In addition, DEAD roaches can also serve as a potential threat. That’s right, you  heard me. Even after death, they can still spread potential threats.

So the next time you stumble upon some roach feces, don’t just sit there and say “o well.” Investigate and look for the source and eradicate their nest to prevent any potential diseases from spreading. For my next post, I’ll share ways on how to effectively manage and control your roach infestation…SO TUNE IN!

Cute, Brown, and Fuzzy- Tarantulas

In honor of our pet tarantula, Rosie, I will be dedicating this post to her and her lovable species.

Tarantulas are arachnids usually characterized by their large size and hairy bodies and legs. Although only a few species are recommended to be kept as pets, most tarantulas do not have extremely potent venom. There have been no reported incidents of a human dying from a tarantula bite. However, that doesn’t mean that you can simply pick up any tarantula you see or pick on it! Like all spider bites, tarantula bites are irritating and sometimes intensely painful, especially if you happen to be allergic to them. Tarantulas also have a second defense mechanism where they can bristle up the hairs on their body and release them, irritating the skin and possibly even causing asthma attacks.

Aside from the fact that they can be dangerous when bothered, tarantulas are quite docile and calm creatures (if you get the right species). Don’t be afraid to look into buying a furry little friend for yourself! They are fascinating to watch and really cool to feed!