Our homes are our sanctuary. We select and decorate our homes with the goal to relax, sleep, cook meals, raise families, share special moments with family, entertain friends, and much more. We certainly do not envision inviting pests, especially diseased roaches, into our personal spaces.
If you happen to discover roaches in your home, not only is it disgusting but it can be extremely dangerous to you and your family’s health?
There are about 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 associated with human habitats with four species are well known as pests. Cockroaches are in the order of Blattodea, which also includes termites.
They feed and live in areas that harbor dangerous bacteria, such as bathrooms, drains, and dumpsters. Cockroaches carry bacteria on their body and can contaminate food as well as areas where food is prepared.
Cockroaches do not discriminate with what they eat, which includes trash, feces, crumbs, and any uncovered food they can access. Because they travel from feces and trash to your food, they’re capable of spreading dangerous bacteria to your next meal.
Roaches have been found to transmit a large number of diseases which include some of the following:
Cockroaches most commonly cause gastroenteritis, which happens when bacteria causes an infection in your gut. This causes inflammation in your stomach and intestines. You may also experience symptoms like vomiting, severe abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.
Some cases can be mild, with just stomach pain and nausea. There are more severe cases like extended diarrhea that can lead to dehydration and require hospitalization.
This is a disease that causes severe diarrhea that may include bleeding.
Salmonella can cause Typhoid fever, gastroenteritis, and dysentery leading to severe diarrhea. Roaches are known to transmit this bacteria. Salmonella is a disease in humans with symptoms similar to food poisoning.
Cockroaches carry bacteria Poliomyelitis that lead to a serious disease called Polio.
A severe cause of food poisoning bacteria.
Enterococcus causes urinary tract infection and meningitis in the body they enter through cockroach contaminated objects.
Parasitic worms like pin-worm, tapeworm, hookworm, and roundworm. These parasitic worms are very dangerous for a human body as they are quite tough to diagnose and treat.
Poliomyelitis which causes Polio and has also been found in roaches.
Allergies and Asthma
A very serious health problem with cockroach infestations is their ability to cause allergic reactions and negatively impact asthma.
Cockroach excrement, skins, and saliva contain numerous allergens.
Symptoms of cockroach allergies are skin rashes, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, sneezing, nasal congestion, and watery eyes.
Cockroaches can also worsen asthma causing difficulty breathing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath, especially in children.
Pathogens that can cause pneumonia and typhoid.
As you can see by the large number of diseases that can be spread by cockroaches, it is imperative to keep your home clean of these pests.
We have different maintenance programs for unwanted pests like termites, roaches, ants, bed bugs, silverfish, fleas, spiders, and more. We offer same day, one-time, monthly, quarterly, and yearly extermination service programs which are all very effective pest control programs.
If you suspect a roach problem, contact a local experienced pest control company for an inspection immediately before they spread diseases?
Drive-Bye Exterminators offers home and commercial pest control services in Clearwater, Florida, and the surrounding areas. Family owned and operated for over 25 years, Drive-Bye Exterminators has state certified inspectors, and exterminators provide roach, subterranean termite, dry wood termite, roaches, spider, ant, and flea services to both commercial and residential clients. Whether a business owner needs help getting rid of a termite infestation, or a homeowner wants to rid their kitchen of ants, Drive-Bye Exterminators offers each client the same level of professionalism and excellence.
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