Roaches are not something you want to share your home with. In addition to compromising your food, these little creatures can also put your health at risk.
When there are roaches in your home, as they move around, tiny parts of their bodies can mix in with dust and cause several nasty health problems, including asthma and allergies. This is worse for those who have a history of asthma, allergies and other breathing difficulties. If you have roaches and experience symptoms like a persistent skin rash, stuffy nose or respiratory troubles, a roach allergy might be the culprit.
Roaches can spread the bacteria salmonella to your food and if you eat the contaminated food, you can experience symptoms like fever, headache, diarrhea and stomach cramping. While most cases resolve without medical intervention, some people will require antibiotics and possibly hospitalization to recover.
E. coli is another type of bacteria that roaches can spread to people by contaminating food. Common symptoms include stomach pain and diarrhea. Treatment usually includes fluids and rest, but some people may require hospitalization.
Keeping roaches out of your home is critical for protecting the health of you and your family. Call Maple Lane Pest Control to learn more about the health hazards posed by roaches.