• Types of Health Problem Caused By Cockroaches

  • Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. They are synonymous with dust, mud, and poor hygiene. They easily carry the pathogenic bacteria and virus on their bodies and then contaminate the food and surfaces and cause health risks. They are one of the suspected carriers of organisms that spread several diseases including

    1. Cholera Dysentery
    2. Plague
    3. Typhoid fever
    4. Asthma
    5. Allergies etc 

    Typhoid fever

    it is a bacterial infection caused by salmonella Typhi. This infectious disease has symptoms such as high temperature, headache, stomach pain, etc

    Cholera

    It is an acute diarrheal infection caused by the Vibro cholera bacterium. The patient may suffer from dehydration and have mild to moderate symptoms.

    Plague

    Although it is thought to be a rodent-borne disease now cockroaches are also responsible for bubonic plague. Common symptoms are swollen and painful joints, and chills. high fever. Patients must be given urgent treatment and recommend antibiotics. It is estimated that 5 million deaths were recorded in the fourteen century by bubonic plague.

    The main problems which irritate our homes are the cockroaches and their eggs. It not only cause health issues but also creates a mental disturbance. The presence of cockroaches poses serious threats to you and your family.

    They are not just unwanted insects that crawling in our kitchens and bathrooms at night but they cause serious types of allergies to sympathize as

    1. Wheezing
    2. Ear Nose and Throat infection
    3. Skin rashes
    4. Cough

    Cockroaches may be considered as carriers for parasitic worms. We can affect it by

    1. Inhale…if you inhale air affected with proteins of cockroaches
    2. Touch….by touching any contaminated objects like feces .vomits and saliva and then you touch your eyes nose and mouth
    3. Digest…if you eat something infected by cockroaches 

    Health problems caused by cockroaches are fetal and dangerous for us that are summarized as follow:

    1. Food poisoning 

    Cockroaches are the main carrier for bacteria e.g. E.coli and Salmonella which cause food poisoning and typhoid. Its common symptoms are Weakness, Stomach pain, Headache, Diarrhea or constipation, Cough, Loss of appetite. Sometimes it enters the bloodstream and becomes a life-threatening issue.

    2Allergies/Asthma

    It is also a serious and life-threatening disease .The worst enemy for asthmatic people is the cockroach. Some people may have no asthma but may have cockroach asthma by inhaling cockroach allergens.

    3Enterococcus

    The infection of the urinary tract is caused by cockroaches contaminated objects

    Conclusion 

    A wide range of bacterial species was recovered from cockroaches. Enterobacterium was one of them. The first microscopic observation about it shows if the number of cockroaches is not being controlled it can transmit many vector-borne diseases and it will become an alarming situation of health risk, especially for children. The presence of cockroaches in our home must be handled by warning people to keep their house clean and improve the sanitary. The most reliable company with better service is the ASA pest control company with guaranteed work and well-managed technicians. Who works according to the customer’s problem and provides safe shelter against creepy mites. Hence more studies are required by collecting more cockroaches in different areas

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