Cockroaches are more dangerous than you think as they can trigger asthma and is a source of allergen. These insects have six long legs, two long antennae, and two pairs of wings. Generally, an adult cockroach is around 1/2 to 1 inch long.
They carry bacteria which can lead to illnesses when left behind on food. Cockroaches are often referred to as unclean scavengers. Though they don’t bite, they use their heavy leg spines to scratch humans. Even a simple scratch can become infected over time as cockroaches carry bacteria.
The Connection Between Cockroaches And Diseases
Though cockroaches are not directly linked to specific disease outbreaks, they carry bacteria. If the bacteria accumulate on food, they can cause staphylococcus, salmonella or streptococcus. These pests are a common carriers of intestinal diseases like cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid fever and dysentery.
What Is Cockroach Allergy?
Cockroaches are common sources of indoor allergens. The excrement, eggs, shredding body parts and saliva of cockroaches has enzymes which can cause allergic reactions in human beings. According to a survey, children are more prone to cockroach allergies than adults.
You will be surprised to know that there are almost 60% of homes in the UK with cockroach allergens. The number is quite high in urban area homes. If you don’t want to use decongestants, OTC medications, antihistamines, nasal corticosteroid sprays, cromolyn sodium, Prescription medications or leukotriene receptor antagonists to deal with cockroach allergy symptoms, get in touch with a reputed pest control company for cockroach removal.
How To Remove Cockroaches From Your Property?
- Keep damp areas dry
- Repair the leaky pipes
- Use cockroach bait and traps
- Store food in airtight containers or cabinets
- Properly cover all waste containers
- Seal all their entry points like cracks in walls and floors and walls
- Clean dirty dishes without any delay
- Mop and vacuum floors regularly
- Remove clutter from shelves, storage closets and drawers
- Rub spills immediately
- Clean the pet food bowl
- Clean tables, counters, stovetops, and floors frequently to remove food crumbs
- Clean the area beneath heavy furniture, which are rarely moved.
Though you can reduce the chances of a cockroach invasion on your property by reducing their access to food, water and shelter, professional extermination is always a better option. 3 Counties Pest Control has over 25 years of experience providing reliable and safe pest control services.