Let’s take a look at how the roach can harm your health and have an effect on your happiness:
- Asthma. In homes with severe cockroach populations, the incidence of asthma is great. Their allergens can cause severe complications and can even be life-threatening. And people who are not asthmatic may develop cockroach asthma by inhaling cockroach allergens.
- Food contamination. A study found that the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can multiply extensively in the cockroach’s gut, causing diseases like urinary tract infections and digestive problems.
- Food poisoning. The insect harbors the bacterium Salmonella which can cause typhoid and food poisoning.
- Allergies. The cockroach’s saliva secretion and body parts contain hundreds of allergens that can trigger an undesirable reaction. You may suffer from skin rashes, sneezing and watery eyes.