Most people don’t like cockroaches as they are disease-bearing pests causing health issues to humans. No one likes them to roam around your home and they can be the reason behind uncleanliness and contamination. As per WHO, cockroaches are defined as ‘unhygienic scavengers in human settlements.’ Here, you have to know about the health risks caused by cockroaches.
Dangers of cockroaches
Cockroaches are known to carry pathogens responsible for causing various diseases and triggering our health conditions. Around 78 – 98% of homes have the presence of cockroaches because they live in temperatures above 70 degrees. There are certain dangers caused by cockroaches like –
- Cause food poisoning and contamination
Cockroaches carry around 33 types of harmful bacteria and pathogens that come from the sources like trash, feces, dead animal remains, and other kinds of waste. On contaminating the food, they leave the pathogens like E.Coli, Salmonella, Streptococcus, and Staphylococcus on food that we eat. On ingestion of such food, humans can suffer from food poisoning and different kinds of gastrointestinal illnesses.
You can come to know about the contamination by finding the symptoms like diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, and stomach pain.
Yes, cockroaches are also responsible for causing allergic reactions. Their saliva, exoskeletons, and other kinds of waste generally contain allergens, which cause various reactions in our bodies. If you don’t know, cockroaches can also cause skin reactions as their leg spines can scratch your skin.
Historically, cockroaches are identified to carry various types of harmful diseases like dysentery, typhoid fever, and many others.
How can I deal with the cockroaches?
Being a homeowner is tough work to do and especially when it is about getting rid of a cockroach infestation. The prime thing to do is keep your home clean including cleaning surfaces, sealing the trash bins, avoiding the growth of mold, and others. In general, there are four kinds of cockroaches like German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and others.
Guardian Pest Control is here to help you out in eradicating the cockroaches and problems that come because of it. One can contact us by visiting our website like https://www.guardianhome.com/pest-control/.