Cockroaches are part of our urban jungles and environmental sanctuaries alike.it is one of the identifiable bug among all insects that also vary on different types, shapes and sizes. Some cockroaches can help to sustain a healthy environment, while other species dwell to infest our communities, malls, restaurants, and also our homes. Here in the Philippines, roaches are anywhere. They are commonly seen in garbage, sewer, drainage, crevices, boxes, and grocery bags. They are capable for finding ways to enter your home through cracks, when roaches invade our home there can be a possibilities of cockroaches infesting our food, utensils, toiletries and groceries.
The Cockroach is well-known as the dirtiest insect. The cockroach lifecycle is quite long, and very productive, that is why it is too hard to do away with them, and they reproduce quickly and in large numbers. One type of cockroach like German can lay eggs that hatched 20-30 up to 8 times in a lifetime. Each egg capsule contains 30-48 nymphs depending on the availability of food in the area.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE INFESTED?
They are nocturnal, roaches come out in the daylight when their places is over populated. If you see a cockroach at your home during the day, it is a possible sign that your home is infested.
THE DANGER OF COCKROACHES OR ROACHES
Cockroaches eat from the food we eat, they also feed on the dead plants, animals, faecal, soap, toothpaste, fallen hair and almost anything. They can contaminate our food while feeding, cockroaches regurgitate their own saliva and digestive fluids from their mouth to inoculate your food with germs or bacteria.
They can transmit diseases like: it can cause food
- Salmonella – poisoning like typhoid.
- Staphylococcus – Skin infections are the most common. They can look like pimples or boils. They may be red, swollen and painful, and sometimes have pus or other drainage.
- Leprosy – is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and leg.
- Urinary tract infection – An infection of any part of your urinary system the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra.
- Sepsis – is a whole-body inflammation caused by an infection.
- Asthma – cockroach odor can cause severe complication by inhaling roaches allergens
If your home is heavily infested with roaches, you are prone to cockroach bites. Roaches can nibble into your eyes, lips and soft parts of the skin, A bite from this insect is not deadly, but if an allergic reaction occurs, make sure that you seek medical treatment immediately.
SYMPTOMS OF COCKROACH BITE?
- Bumps on the skin
- Redness of the skin
- Cluster bumps
Cockroaches can not only invade your home, but also your body parts. There are several cases of cockroach entering the human ear and nose while you are sleeping. Small roaches can have invasion in body orifices (opening) if you’re in the deep sleep.
Cockroaches like dark corners, and hence are attracted to crevices such as the ears. One case is a young boy was reportedly rushed to hospital after a cockroach crawled into his ear while he was asleep and became stuck in the narrow canal and hatched eggs. The patient gets a painful ear and sleepless night because of the noises in his ear.
According to doctors interviewed by YourHealth, getting an insect like a cockroach stuck in the ear is actually quite a common problem encountered by both children and adults.
SIGNS OF INFESTATION
Cockroaches are better hiders. These are the sign of infestation:
- seeing them in the home in daytime
- Presence of shell casing
- Faecal pallets
- regurgitated food
HOW TO GET RID OF COCKROACHES OR ROACHES?
There are many steps to reduce the population of roaches at home. By reducing the:
- stacks of newspapers and magazines
- Paper bags from the grocery store
- Unused cardboard boxes
- Left over foods and snacks
- Overloaded trash can
- Uncleaned floors and dishes
- Pile up laundry
- Drains full of grease
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM ROACHES?
Cockroaches is a threats for the health of your children and whole family because of the germs that they can transmit. Don’t let roaches and other pests invade your home. For the better solution call a professional pest management for the right recommendation and treatment for your infected home.
Pest-Away Corporation has its innovative and modern ways for eliminating pest in your home. You can check our website at www.pestawayph.com or dial (02) 861-PEST for more information and inquires.