Is your home infested with cockroaches? If yes, you should never ignore the problem as these pesky pests can ruin your health and hygiene. The infestation of these reddish brown and weird insects is not less than a horror. They can mostly be seen crawling in the kitchen sink and toilet drains. Roaches are found worldwide and are believed to be the only insects able to survive a nuclear explosion held millions of years ago.
Since these pests crawl on your sink, run down the pipe hole and move around the corners of your refrigerator, they enhance the risk of food contamination and outbreak of diseases. Though roaches do not cause any disease, they are carriers of bacteria and other infectious agents. Some of the health issues caused by roaches include:
- Food Contamination : Among all household pests, roaches are the one that can live by eating virtually anything right from the food to dead plants, fecal matter, soap lather, hair, glue and paper. If you have left the unclean dishes in the kitchen sink at night, they can contaminate the utensils by defecating on them.
- Allergies : Cockroaches carry several tiny organisms on their body that can pass on to the humans through saliva secretion and contaminated food. The allergens present on their body can trigger an allergic reaction whose outcome can be quite severe. Some common allergies triggered by roaches include skin rashes, sneezing and watery eyes.
- Asthma : Roaches are considered the worst enemies of asthma patients as the chances of having an asthma attack increases if you are surrounded by a severe cockroach infestation. They can bring massive health complications to an asthmatic patient which can also threaten their life.
So, these are extremely common health risks associated with cockroaches in your home or office. Its advised never to ignore even a single roach in your property. If you are facing a pest explosion in your residential or commercial premise, feel free to contact our cockroach exterminators at Burnaby Pest.