How to attract cockroach and ants to your home
When your backyard patio has the look of a giant infestation of roaches, it’s time to look for the source of the problem.
While the roaches might be small, the ants are the bigger problem.
They’re a serious nuisance, as evidenced by a recent study of roach infestations in Tennessee.
According to the University of Tennessee, there were more than 700,000 roach sightings across Tennessee in 2016, and that number has only risen since.
Even the small bugs can pose a serious health risk, as the University at Buffalo found that half of its cockroach samples tested positive for the pathogen Cryptosporidium.
It’s not just cockroches, either.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cockroaching is responsible for over 100,000 deaths each year.
And the problem can’t be stopped by a simple blanket, such as a towel, because of the many potential ways that roach can enter a home.
In the first study, researchers found that cockroachment and infestation is a chronic problem that could take decades to resolve.
What you need to know about cockroch and ants in the U.S. and around the world:*The World Health Organization estimates that over 300 million cockroche bites occur in the United States every year.
But the exact number is unknown.