By Lisa Lupo
Cockroaches are common pests and can potentially be found just about anywhere food, warmth and moisture are available. But are they a problem or just a nuisance? How do they get into food facilities? How much do you really know — or need to know — about cockroaches? Test your knowledge.
TRUE OR FALSE?
- Cockroaches are just a nuisance pest.
- I haven’t seen any cockroaches in my facility, so that means there aren’t any.
- Even if cockroaches are living in cracks and behind walls, they won’t be a problem for my food production.
- One cockroach won’t cause an inspector to cite me.
- German cockroaches usually live outdoors and enter structures through open doors and gaps.
- Cockroaches can get into food facilities through drains.
- The larger the cockroach, the greater the problem.
- If I keep my plant clean, I will never have a problem with cockroaches.
- The number one way that German