The Health Effects of a Cockroach Infestation

Roaches can live anywhere and eat anything. They enter your home through pipes and any crack or crevice. In fact, they can even hitch a ride in grocery bags you bring home. Cockroaches can nest anywhere in your home, and crawlspaces are a favorite destination due to the damp, dark environment.

Concerns Associated With Roaches

Roaches create health problems. The skin they shed and their droppings can complicate allergies. Cockroaches can and will eat anything, so if you leave an open bag of food out, the roaches will get inside and deposit bacteria like salmonella or E. coli in your food.

Roaches are known for carrying diseases. They tend to be attracted to waste deposits in your home, like a kitchen garbage disposal or a bathroom. Roaches walk across contaminated surfaces and then carry germs to other places in your home.

Even worse, roaches regurgitate while feeding and that can infect surfaces and get into your food during meal preparation. They carry one bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa which can cause digestive illnesses and urinary tract infections in humans.

Some cockroach species actually bite humans. While rare, this can happen and cause skin wounds that become infected.

Asthma is greatly complicated by cockroaches. The allergens they shed from skin and droppings can cause severe asthmatic reactions, some of which can be life-threatening in extreme cases.

Cockroaches can live anywhere in your home, which unfortunately provides an ideal environment and breeding ground. This means that cockroaches can stay active year round and reproduce quickly. Roaches are a common home infestation problem, but we will get your crawlspace looking better in no time.

Just remember for every roach you see, there are likely many more hiding in your walls that you don’t see. If you see a roach, or see feces or egg casings, you likely have an infestation. Having your crawlspace inspected and remedied to eliminate your roach problem is a great step toward better family health, so contact Jersey Shore Crawlspace Enhancement.

We will assess your home and design a specific program just for you. The size of the infestation and the species of roach you have will determine the length of time needed to get rid of these pests. Whatever your situation, we have the special equipment, insecticides and knowledge to eliminate your roach problem for good!

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