Cockroaches on the rise in Calgary – CityNews Calgary

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That second-hand couch you bought online could be carrying cockroaches into your home.

Theres been a noticeable increase in Calgarys cockroach population according to Bill Martin, owner of Martins Pest Control.

He says the rising number of roaches is due in part to the sharing economy.

All it takes is a couple of roaches taking up residence in that old recliner your neighbour passed your way.

People are trading furniture and things like that and whats going to happen is that people are bringing things into their home that theyre not expecting to have, says Martin.

The sharing economy isnt the only reason why cockroaches are finding new homes to thrive in. Martin also points to the rise of online shopping with parcels and packages arriving from all over the world. As well, ease of travel to destinations with more pests is contributing to the problem.

Cockroaches arent the only pests to deal with at this time of the year. Bedbugs and mice are also known to start showing up in homes and businesses as the weather gets colder.

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