Hello everybody, welcome to the bands Pest Control podcast from bands pest dot biz. I’m your host, Mike Stewart and we’re here today with pest expert in this Port St. Lucie Stewart, Fort Pierce and palm City, Florida area, the one and only band sell. Hey, Ben, are you there?
Yes, I am.
Well, Ben, everybody has questions about all the kinds of roaches we know roaches are a problem in the area. And you know, let me know what is bad about these roaches, what kind of problems do they cause? What happens if homeowners ignore these problems? And how do you ban at bans pest control? How do you fix it for folks?
Well, Mike, one of the things I would say is that we really kind of break down roaches in two different categories. The first roaches that we’re seeing a lot of right now, because of all the rain we’ve had are what a lot of Floridians called the Palmetto bug. Now, the Palmetto bug, I like to say is a fancy Florida term. So we don’t have to tell our northern friends that we have roaches, when in all reality, they’re just roaches. So we get a lot of calls for that. And there are numerous species that fall into that term Palmetto bug. But those roaches are normally bigger roaches, they come from outside. And like all roaches, they they are derived a lot of times from filth and decaying vegetation. And so whenever you’ve got insects that are dr
awn to those environments, you increase the chance of them bringing in the bacteria and the things that are associated with that from from garbage or sitting water or any kind of environment they’re in all sudden, they’re they’re picking up all these germs, and they’re bringing them into the structure where you’re living, and they’re exposing your family to those those bacteria, and it makes an unsafe environment as far as the bacteria goes. And that’s only part of what we see, as far as what’s bad about roaches, roaches themselves actually have an exoskeleton, which means their skeletons on the outside. And as they grow, they have to shed that skeleton. And a lot of people don’t realize this, but as they shed their skeleton, the skeleton that falls off actually turns to dust and becomes dust particles. And it’s actually been found to contribute to a lot of situations where people who have breathing disorders, such as asthma, allergies, they can be greatly affected by those little particles of that skeleton then becoming airborne. And now they’re breathing all that stuff in that they didn’t know that they were exposing themselves to and and in some cases, some people have found their kids have had breathing disorders for years. And and only to find out it’s because of exposure to those things. Now German roaches, which are the kind that most people fear, and most of most of us advertise, because they reproduce at an extremely fast rate. One female German Roach can give birth to it’s between 60 and 70 babies per egg. And they can do that on a regular basis. So their numbers grow exponentially. And people who have them I mean, they just get out of control. And they they’re almost always found in the kitchens, that’s where the water and the food are the garbage i
s. And that’s where it supports their life. But as those populations grow, I kind of explained it like it’s a major metropolitan city, there’s only so much people in a metropolitan area that can be supported. So eventually, people start to move surrounding areas. When people have German roaches, and their numbers just get so out of control. It’s absolutely amazing. They’ll eventually start to spread out to the surrounding areas looking for other food and water sources. Because there’s only so much in that main area that they can actually support. And there again, they’re dealing with garbage they’re dealing with food they’re exposing the family and those roaches also shed their skeletons and now you’ve got a lot of them shedding their skeletons which create more of the dust and the dander and and the things that affect people so those are just a few of the really disgusting things. I mean, I could go into great detail it I saw a video this summer that somebody had set up in their bathroom and the roaches were crawling on their personal hygiene items that were really gross and I’m and I’ve been in specific a long time and I was like oh my gosh, I pray that never happens. So there’s a lot of bad stuff that they can bring and expose you and your family to.
Well it sounds like there’s nothing good about roaches. And it doesn’t mean you have a dirty home. I heard years ago Ben that any home can have roaches because they’re just looking to get shelter, food and water and homes provide that for them. There’s so many ways they’re s
mall they can get in the house so easily. They’re going to come there. So what do you guys do at Ben’s pest to make sure I have a roach free home?
Well, first we do a thorough 58 point pest survey and analysis of the house, where we come in and we evaluate all of the situations going on around the house. We evaluate things like trees touching the house, we evaluate cracks, we can look at door seals, we take a look at the areas that the roaches have access to get into the house. And then we come inside of the house and we do another inspection and we take a look around and we try to see what’s going on inside the house and find any places that the roaches could be harbored. And and see what we need to do address those areas and let people know this is what we see. This is what can be a conditions conducive to the roaches, and we look for those while we’re doing our inspection. And then we address those issues by treating appropriately in those areas. Outside inside, in the attic, wherever we need to address in some cases, we have people Empty out all their cabinets and we treat all their cabinets if the problem is bad enough depending on the areas wh
ere they’re at. And we try to make sure we’re as thorough as possible. And then with Ben’s, we worked very hard to to follow up to make sure our customers are happy and that the roaches are under control. And, you know, I just want people to know if if they ever have any questions please feel free to give me a call Ben cell at 772-878-1972 or check out our website at www dot Benz pest dot biz.
Well, that’s great information. I know the folks in Port St. Lucie Stewart, Fort Pierce and Palm City, Florida. They don’t want to have Palmetto bugs. They don’t want to have German cockroaches, and they don’t want those exoskeleton exoskeleton dust floating around their homes. So they need to give you a call. Hey, we do this as a public service for all you folks in the Florida area of palm city to let you know what bug problems are what pest problems are. And to let you know that Ben is the guy to call at Ben’s Pest.Biz. You can get this podcast in Apple, Spotify, Google and now at Amazon music. Be sure to share it with your friends subscribe, and we’ll see you next time on the Ben’s Pest Control podcast.