Health Dangers of Cockroaches
Perhaps you have seen creepy roaches along the floor in the kitchen or in the cabinets, ranging from small to large variants. It can be an indication that infestation has reached proportions that you need cockroach control professionals in Sydney.
Along with being an unwanted pest and a social embarrassment, cockroaches pose a dangerous threat to the physical health of every household member living in the home. While these pests do not directly cause disease, they are certainly a vessel for transporting millions of bacterial and numerous infectious microorganisms. It is well documented that cockroaches carry several serious illnesses including dysentery, gastroenteritis, and salmonella. Furthermore, they can trigger episodes of childhood asthma. Apart from triggering allergies and ailments, cockroaches firmly indicate that food items need to be covered and a level of hygiene has to be increased. They thrive in places where there is a source of food while drainpipes need to be flushed out.
According to numerous sources on the health threats of pest and rodent infestation, there are different ways that cockroaches can pose a significant threat to your physical health. You should consider combating them with our professional cockroach control service in Sydney:
- Allergies – The body parts and saliva secretions of the cockroach contain numerous allergens that can easily trigger a wide array of unpleasant allergic reactions including rashes on your skin, sneezing, and teary eyes. They can also increase the incidence of childhood asthma attacks and similar respiratory conditions.
- Cockroach bites – Although it is rare, there are some species of cockroaches that bite humans. If you feel that your home is infested, you want to be careful as they will chew on fingernails, soft skin parts, and toes.
- Food contamination – It is well known that cockroaches have a voracious appetite and will eat anything. In addition to our foods, they typically feed on dead animals and plants, fallen hair strands, fecal matter, glue, leather, paper, skin cells, and soap. Open foods can be easily contaminated when they defecate and deposit their empty eggshells in them.
- Food poisoning – There have been documented cases where outbreaks of food poisoning reached epidemic proportions and were attributed to cockroach infestations. Once these were eliminated, the number of food poisoning cases decreased significantly. These pests are also a harbor for salmonella which can lead to food poisoning and typhus.
- Inoculating foods with disease-causing bacteria – While cockroaches feed, they regurgitate their digestive fluids and saliva, in order to inoculate foods with the bacteria and germs that live in their gut. This can lead to digestive problems, sepsis, and urinary tract infections.
- Invading human body parts – In addition to invading a person’s home, there have been cases where cockroaches have entered people’s ears and noses as they sleep. If you’re in a deep sleep, smaller varieties can easily enter orifices in your body.
Regardless of how clean you keep your home, cockroaches will find a way to invade your space if the urge to do so is strong enough. Unfortunately, once you have seen one for the first time, your home may already be infested. It can be virtually impossible to get them out of your home and keep them away in the future. If this is the case, your only solution is to contact the cockroach control professionals in Sydney. Bugz Pest Control can eradicate the problem. If you are tired of sharing your home with these disgusting pests, call us today. Allow us to provide you with a cockroach-free home. We’re just a call away – so don’t hesitate!d let us start quickly.