It’s no secret that cockroaches are not only a vile pest, but they are also difficult to get rid of once your home has a mature infestation present. Cockroaches are tough, because they can live and thrive in so many different environments. The biggest problem with cockroaches is the fact that they can carry diseases with them everywhere they go, and leave these diseases around your home. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about some of the health risks that are associated with a cockroach infestation.
Cockroach Allergy Problems
You may not realize what is causing so many allergy symptoms for you if you aren’t used to experiencing them. Some homeowners have a cockroach infestation that is so severe that the protein that is found in the saliva, feces and body parts can cause them to experience allergy symptoms. These symptoms can be so severe that they can trigger asthma is some people. This is usually the case in the elderly and young children.
History of Cockroach Allergies
While cockroach allergies have likely been plaguing people for a long time, they weren’t realized until 1943. Some people were experiencing a rash almost immediately after a cockroach came in contact with their skin. By 1959, there were allergy skin tests developed that would confirm the allergy. If you struggle with this allergy, you know how it can have a dramatic impact on the quality of your life. Asthma can be life threatening and chronic which is why it is so important that those who suffer from it learn to control it with medication and environmental factors like cockroaches that can trigger attacks.
Other Health Problems Caused By Cockroaches
The other way that cockroaches can impact your health is the fact that they are carriers of E. Coli and Salmonella. This is the leading cause of food poisoning and can make a person incredibly ill. Symptoms range from severe stomach cramps, vomiting and even serious, life threatening infections. Cockroaches can infect the food you are eating which makes it so important that you keep them away from your food.
How to Prevent Cockroaches from Entering Your Home
There are several steps you can take to ensure you don’t experience a cockroach infestation.
– Store food properly, in airtight containers.
– Keep your kitchen sink, counters and floors clean to avoid attracting cockroaches.
– Run the water in sinks that aren’t used on a regular basis.
– Seal cracks and gaps that in your walls and around doors and windows to keep them out of your home.
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If you have taken all these measures to ensure cockroaches aren’t getting into your home and are still finding them lurking in the corners, it’s time to call the pest professionals at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to help you get rid of them for good. You can trust us to keep cockroaches away so your family isn’t at risk of disease or infection. Call us today!