HEALTH HAZARDS Presented By Cockroaches

Despite the fact that they have for ages been a pest that causes one of the strongest reactions when found in a home or workplace, the health dangers posed by cockroaches usually don’t factor into the disgust felt at coming across them.

Pest Control Auckland cautions, however, that cockroaches are able to bring about hypersensitivity reactions and asthma attacks, along with other serious health hazards.

The decomposing bodies, droppings, and saliva of cockroaches has allergen proteins known to cause allergies and increase the severity of asthma symptoms, particularly in children. Also, they are able to mechanically transmit disease organisms, just like the bacteria that cause food poisoning, and are proven to spread 33 different types of bacteria, 6 parasitic worms and a minimum of 7 other types of human pathogenic agents.

Once people think about cockroaches, they definitely do not have a pleasurable association, but they may not totally realize the seriousness of the consequences cockroaches can have on their health. We, the Pest Control Experts, prefer to educate clients with what they are able to do to stay clear of and eradicate these pests before being exposed to these dangers.

Cockroaches opt for warm, damp areas with accessible food sources, therefore removing those attractive environments can really help prevent cockroach infestations.

The Effects of Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches are potential carriers of viruses and bacteria that can be spread to animals and humans. They are capable of spreading cholera, hepatitis A, parasites, and other gastrointestinal diseases by means of both direct and indirect contact. These bugs crawl beneath appliances, on counters, and hide in corners around food and your family.

Below are a few strategies to keep away from cockroach infestations:

  • Never allow filthy dishes to accumulate in the sink and stay there overnight.
  • Keep food leftovers in the fridge or in storage containers with tight-fitting covers.
  • Eliminate trash from the home routinely and vacuum on a regular basis.
  • Regularly check and clean the evaporation pan underneath the freezer or fridge.
  • Seal off cracks surrounding the outside of the home in order to avoid pest entry points.
  • If you are suspicious of an infestation, contact us, the pest control professionals, to identify the species and propose a course of treatment.

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