With increasing roach infestations affecting many homes, the potential health effects of a roach invasion are not to be taken lightly.
It is important to be aware of the dangers posed by these pests, as the health effects caused by cockroaches can range from disease transmission and adverse reactions to allergens, to even psychological trauma.
Being informed about the risks that cockroaches pose is key to keeping our families safe and healthy.
Here are some of the things that are important to know about these insects.
1. Identification and Behavior
Cockroaches can have a lasting impact on human health. But how to identify them and how do they behave? With an average size of 1.1 to 1.6 inches and a range of colors including brown, black, tan, and reddish-brown, they are hard to miss.
When disturbed, they can quickly move away, making it difficult to capture. They are known for their ability to reproduce quickly and prolifically, making them a common household pest.
Cockroaches are attracted to a variety of things, including food, moisture, garbage, heat, and dark places, among others. By eliminating these factors, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a roach infestation in your home.
2. Health hazards
Although they may seem harmless, the tiny creatures can cause serious health problems, from asthma and allergies to food poisoning and even leprosy, the health effects of cockroaches are wide-ranging and potentially deadly. Other diseases that these insects can carry include:
– Salmonellosis: Cockroaches can carry Salmonella bacteria on their bodies and in their digestive tracts, which can cause food poisoning in humans if contaminated food is consumed.
– Dysentery: Cockroaches can transmit the Shigella bacterium, which causes dysentery, through their feces and vomit.
– Typhoid fever: Cockroaches can carry Salmonella typhi, which causes typhoid fever, and transmit it to humans through contaminated food or water.
– Polio: Cockroaches can carry the poliovirus, which can cause polio, and transmit it to humans through contaminated food or water.
If you’ve noticed roaches in your home, it’s important to tell your landlord immediately so they can help you resolve the problem. And if you have any questions or concerns about your landlord ignoring the problem, give us a call today and schedule a consultation! 📱 (877) 813-0717