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Pest Library

Here you can learn a little about some common and not so common pest you may see around your home or business.


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    Cockroaches are among the most important pests of households and commercial establishments, Not only is their mere presence a nuisance but they are known to be capable of carrying many common disease pathogens as well as causing allergic reactions in many people. The more common of such disease pathogens include bacteria in the genera Salmonella (food poisoning), Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Coliform, Bacillus, and Clostridium, the bacteria Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli and Shigella dysenteriae (dysentery), the protozoan-caused parasitic toxoplasmosis, and Hepatitis B antigen.    Only a few cockroach species inhabit man's dwellings. The more common are the American, Australian, Brown, Brownbanded, German, Oriental, Pennsylvania wood, and the Smokybrown. By far, the most common is the German cockroach.

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