Health Problems Caused By Cockroaches

Here is a quick checklist of health problems caused by cockroaches that you should look out for in your homes. Cockroaches are nothing less than a menace at home! And having any type of infestation in your home can affect your health. Presence of cockroaches and cockroach eggs takes away your peace, not only this but there are various health problems caused by cockroaches. Whenever you think of cockroaches; images of poor hygiene, creepy pests and dirt and germs take over your mind completely. Disgusting, isn't it?

Well, this is why we are talking about how cockroach infestation along with health problems caused by cockroaches poses a serious threat to you and your family putting all in danger. It is very important to know what they are, from where they originate and how soon you should get a cockroach prevention and cockroach control done. It is also essential to be aware of the health problems, diseases caused by cockroaches for implementing a proper cockroach extermination.

List of Health Problems & Diseases caused by cockroaches:

ASTHMA & ALLERGIES

These roaches aren't just unwanted pests, crawling in your kitchen or bathroom in the middle of the night, but they and their eggs can be strong triggers of allergies and asthma as well. Signs that show there are cockroaches roaming around in your house include saliva, feces, and shedding body parts of cockroaches. Proteins carried in these parts trigger allergic reactions. These allergic reactions include:

  • Coughing

  • Nasal congestion

  • Wheezing

  • Ear infection

  • Skin rash

  • Sinus infection

Diseases caused by cockroaches

SALMONELLA

The scary thing is these cockroaches carry a serious disease like Salmonella. Salmonella can cause Typhoid fever, gastroenteritis, and dysentery leading to severe diarrhoea. Yes, they can be this dangerous!

POLIO

Cockroaches carry bacteria Poliomyelitis that lead to a serious disease called Polio.

E.COLI

A serious cause of food poisoning bacteria.

ENTEROCOCCUS

This causes meningitis and urinary tract infection in the body they enter through cockroach contaminated objects. Now you know why it is important to control roaches and cockroach eggs!

Cockroaches are also said to carry, Parasitic worms like - pin-worm, tapeworm, hookworm and roundworm. And these parasitic worms are a very dangerous for a human body as they are quite tough to diagnose. Pathogens that can cause pneumonia and typhoid. These health risks cannot be taken lightly and any kind of cockroach infestation is not a healthy sign. Hence,roach prevention is the first thing you should look for. But then, are you wondering what can be the symptoms of diseases caused by cockroaches?

Here is a list of a few signs to note if you have some health problems caused by cockroaches:

  • Muscle and joint pain

  • Chesty Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Fever

  • Wheezing

However, it's not necessary that if you catch these diseases, they have been due to cockroaches only as you could catch them from other sources as well. Hence, it is very important to keep a check on the signs of cockroach infestation around you and if they are the root of illnesses.

How can one get infected and catch these diseases from a cockroach?

INHALE - If you inhale any amount of air infected with proteins from cockroach feces and saliva you catch the infection.

TOUCH - If you touch any item contaminated by cockroach vomit, feces or saliva and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth; the bacteria transfer itself from your hands to your body making you sick gradually.

DIGEST - Similar to how the infection spreads by touching, if you eat anything contaminated by cockroaches, your body gets infected.

Did you spot cockroaches or cockroach eggs lately? If you nodded and want to get rid of health problems and disease caused by cockroaches, avoid using any cockroach pesticide on your own and Call Hicare today on 8828333888 for expert advice and to schedule a cockroach inspection for your home! Hicare experts will definitely help you get rid of these dangerous and nasty pests the right way! So, always make sure you prevent the entry of cockroaches in your home or premises by a professional pest control expert rather than using your own cockroach pesticide and put a stop to all health problems from cockroaches. As a roach-free home is a healthy and happy home! Book an inspection from HiCare for the best in cockroach control!