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Mar 9


Cockroaches, which can cause severe distress and are highly resented and disease-bearing, are extremely annoying. They are often a nuisance and a sign of uncleanliness. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that they are unhygienic scavengers within human settlements. Here's what to know about their health and why prevention is so important.

Are Cockroaches Dangerous?

Cockroaches Washington can present a variety of dangers and hazards to your family and home. They can spread many diseases and pathogens. The National Pest Management Association states that between 78 and 98 percent of urban homes have cockroaches. Cockroaches can thrive in temperatures over 70 degrees. They are found most often in the American South, as well as in warm regions around the globe.

Food Contamination & Food Poisoning

Roaches can have up to 33 different types of harmful bacteria or pathogens on their bodies. This is because they are able to crawl through waste, trash, and other forms to access food sources. They can often spread disease-causing pathogens to food if they infect it. E. coli is one of the most common pathogens they carry. If these bacteria are ingested, they can cause food poisoning as well as other gastrointestinal diseases. Sometimes, diarrhea can be accompanied by bloody stool.


Cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions. Cockroaches' saliva, shed exoskeletons (skin), droppings, and other materials can all be allergens. If allowed to spread throughout a home, it could trigger a range of allergic reactions in people who are immunocompromised or sensitive. When they touch bare skin, Cockroaches can also cause skin reactions. Cockroaches do not bite but their leg spines can damage or abrade the skin's surface. This could lead to an allergic reaction or infection.

Cockroaches do not cause asthma. However, the allergens that they release and deposit can be a trigger for asthma attacks. If their waste is allowed in a home's atmosphere, it can trigger asthma attacks by triggering sensitive respiratory systems.

Other Cockroach Diseases

It has been proven that Cockroaches are carriers of several other harmful diseases.

  • Dysentery: is a severe infection of the intestinal tract that can cause bloody diarrhea, fever, and cramps.
  • Typhoid Fever - an illness caused by salmonella contamination. Typhoid symptoms are high fever, stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea.

What can you do about cockroaches?

You can prevent or get rid of cockroach infestations by keeping your home clean. It can be as simple as keeping surfaces clean and sanitary, particularly while cooking, sealing trash bins, and not allowing mold or mildew to build up.

There are four main species: American, Oriental, Brown-banded, and German cockroaches. They can be from reddish-brown and black to black. They are primarily nocturnal and will hide in dark corners or crevices while fleeing the light. They may not appear immediately but you should take steps to control them.

Pest Busters Olympia WA has the expertise to assist you in getting rid of cockroaches.


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