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What Harm Can Cockroaches Do To Humans?

When cockroaches get into our homes and businesses, they can be disturbing pest to deal with. They skitter across floors. they race up walls at full speed, and zip across ceilings. They run on top of tables and disappear off edges as if by magic. Cockroaches have an incredible mobility that can be starting. But, putting aside the fact that roaches are disturbing, let's look at whether or not these insects are dangerous to have around. Here are the ways that cockroaches can harm humans;

Cockroaches Can Spread Various Diseases

As you might imagine by now, cockroaches spread germs because of the places they dwell in and yhe stuff they feed on. While they aren't usually the direct cause of diseases, cockroaches are known to spread them by contaminating human food wiyh the germs they pick up and transfer. Additionally, cockroaches have been suspected or proven carriers of organisms that cause:

  • Cholera
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Leprosy
  • Plague
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Various Virial Diseases

Food Contamination

Cockroaches can thrive by eating practically anything they can find. From our food, to plants, and garbage and more, they can eat anything. Then they contaminate our food by leaving behind their dead skin, defecating on it, and depositing egg shells on it.

There is scientific evidence available to show that cockroaches can play a role in food poisoning. It carries the bacterium salmonella, whisch is responsible for spreading serious illness such as food poisoning typhoid.

Inoculationn of Disease Causing Bacteria

Cockroaches can inoculate your food with bacteria and other germs residing in their gut by regurgitating their digestive fluids and saliva from thier mouth. Bacteria from the gut of cockroaches can cause several diseases such as digestive problems, sepsis, and urinary tract infections.

Allergic to Cockroaches

No less significant damage to cockroaches can cause a person as a source of allergens in the apartment. A large number of chitinous coverings left after insect moulting, dry excrement of dead individuals - all this is mixed with domestic dust, and when ingested on the skin, in the digestive tract or in the airways of a person, sometimes causes severe diseases:

  • Allergic rhinitis with a strong rhinitis and conjunctivitis;
  • Bronchial asthma;
  • Dermatitis.

It is important that allergy to cockroaches is often chronic: when faced with products of thier vital activity every day in their hone, a person is constantly in contact with allergen, and the symptoms of the disease do not go away at all (often found in children). The pronounced symptoms of cockroach allergy are usually sneezing, carvings in the nose and eyes, an abundance of clear mucus flowing from the nose.

While keeping your house clean will help cockroaches from invading, calling pest control if you already have an infestation is the most appropriate option. For more information about how to get a cockroach problem under control, or if you're having problems with another type of pest, contact a pest control company.

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