Blog: Eerie cockroaches send shivers down his spine

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Cockroaches, next to rats, are the nastiest creatures in the pest control business. These eerie crawlies are flat, brown and their shells are greasy to touch. Yes, just writing this sends shivers down my spine. Cockroaches can survive a nuclear explosion, their ability to withstand extreme radiation exposure comes down to their simple bodies and slower cell cycles. Cockroaches are well known for carrying many harmful germs from asthmas to deadly infections like Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria monocytogenes. The most common ones found in Delta are the German cockroaches measuring about the size of a shelled pistachio. German cockroaches prefer the indoors where it is warm and humid environment rather than outdoors. One thing about German cockroaches is that they are always near food or water. And speaking of food and water, a cockroach can live for a week without its head! The organs that control the vital functions can be found in the middle part of their bodies and  without a head they end up dying of thirst.


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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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