Do Cockroaches Cause Any Diseases?

Not all insects need to bite or sting for them to be extremely dangerous, just look at our beloved cockroaches for example. Cockroaches are literally weightlifting champions when it comes to carrying pathogens, allergens and various other harmful stuff. Through inhalation, touching or digestion, the diseases from their carryings can get transferred to a person. Cockroaches are masters at adapting even under inhabitable circumstances and it is a well-known fact that they flourish inside homes, especially in your kitchens and bathrooms.

Cockroaches Found in India

The American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana) and the Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis) carry most of the diseases and have maximum adapting capabilities. They are also, unfortunately, the most found species of cockroaches in India. The hot and humid climate is perfect for cockroaches to live and breed generations after generations of disease carriers.

Transfer of Diseases Due to Cockroaches

Disease outbreaks and cockroaches are not usually associated together, however, their presence is a sign of poor hygiene and they are famous for carrying a number of bacterias, which could, in turn, give rise to serious illnesses in humans. Did you know that approximately 20–50% of homes with no visible signs of cockroach infestation have detectable amounts of cockroach allergens in the dust? They could also induce allergies and trigger asthma attacks in people who are susceptible. Cockroaches are a serious sanitary issue for humans but could also play a role in the transmission of some worms and diseases to your pets when they come in.

Dangers that Cockroaches Carry

While cockroaches do bite, their bite is seldom harmful to humans. The cause of concern here are the bacterias that they carry on their bodies and transfer around when they crawl and creep about in the corners of our house. This could lead to infections in the wound, food poisoning and several other more serious diseases. Cockroaches carry several disease causing organisms like; Salmonella typhi causing typhoid, Entamoeba histolytica causing amoebiasis, Shigella dysenteriae causing dysentery, and potentially also the poliomyelitis virus. Their habits, body structure, everything enables them to transmit pathogens ruthlessly around.

Cockroach Habits and Lifestyle

Unlike us, cockroaches aren’t picky eaters, they are omnivorous and their dietary plans are diverse. Ranging from faecal matter to fresh food that is supposed to be your lunch, they readily eat anything. This leads humans to become exposed to potentially dangerous pathogens through contaminated surfaces and food products. Also, they do not just feed on one food source but will scavenge for a variety of foods.

Cockroach Control

There is only one solution to these disease-carrying tiny vehicles, put an end to them. First, you could start by a thorough house sanitisation, cleaning and hygiene check or even better get it done professionally with HiCare’s Home Cleaning Services. And to put a full and final full stop to them, get HiCare’s 3X Cockroach Control Service.

Book HiCare’s proven and India’s first 3X Cockroach Control. Visit www.hicare.in/pest-cockroach-family/ or CALL 8828 333 888 (9 am to 7 pm).

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