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Hazardous things about cockroaches you had no idea about

Cockroaches thrive in conditions where they have enough sources for three things: food, shelter, and water. As a general rule, our homes give abundant metrics to each of these things which is something that attracts cockroaches. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that 63% of all homes in the US have cockroaches regardless of whether the mortgage owner doesn't understand their existence.


There are over 4000 species of cockroaches around the world. They are nocturnal and very resilient insects, they adapt to practically any climate, which makes it extremely difficult to control their population. Cockroaches can live for up to seven days without heads and 30 days without food.


While cockroaches are pest insects in your home and are very unattractive when you accidentally find one, would they say they are dangerous to people? Will they be able to make you sick? What if we answer these inquiries and this is just the beginning:


Roaches carry pathogens and microorganisms that can cause disease in humans. Up to 30 different species of bacteria have been discovered on cockroaches. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that roaches can carry pathogens that cause a variety of diseases including gastroenteritis (with diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting), dysentery, cholera, leprosy, typhoid fever, plague, poliomyelitis, and salmonellosis. Roaches can also exacerbate asthma and allergies through their saliva, faeces, and shedding body parts. Roaches produce a protein that can trigger allergic reactions in humans. Studies have shown that about 26% of the US population is sensitive to the German cockroach allergen.


To prevent cockroaches from your home, you have regularly clean your home.

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