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Health Risks of Cockroaches

Health Risks of CockroachesAre there potential health risks of cockroaches? The answer is, YES!! Cockroaches within the home can pose as a health risk to not only the young and elderly, but the healthiest individual as well. Cockroaches carry microbes on there body that can be extremely harmful to humans. As the roaches pass over surfaces they may be leaving these microbes behind and can cause illness. Did you know that cockroaches can cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions and asthma? Health risks caused by cockroaches should not be overlooked, and should be addressed to avoid further complications.

Do You Smell Cockroaches?

Cockroaches can cause a very offensive smell. Why? Adult roaches feed on pet food, human food, and household debris. Adult cockroaches then leave fecal matter in which the baby cockroaches will feed on as their source of nutrition. The fecies of the cockroaches also contain pheromones in which the others will recognize that that is the target area for food and water source, which is why in most cases more may be found in kitchens and bathrooms. Next time you ask yourself ” What’s that smell ? “, remember that you could be inhaling toxic chemicals from the cockroaches, and roach debris that could be making you sick.

It’s your home, Not The Cockroaches Home

Does it seem like just over night you are seeing more cockroaches in your home? Chances are, YOU ARE! One egg sac can contain between 30-40 eggs. In one year a female cockroach can have 300-400 babies. Keep in mind how many other females could be living in your home with you. I’ll let you do the math. If you have cockroaches in your home, it’s not good for you, your family, or your home. It is encouraged that you contact your local pest management company to address the issue with cockroaches.

 


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