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6 Types of Disturbance Caused by Cockroaches

The presence of cockroaches where we live is often disturbing from some people who have experienced it. In addition to their disgusting appearance, these animals can pose a health threat to their inhabitants. These brown insect animals can produce allergens that trigger allergic reactions or asthma.

Adult cockroaches generally have a length of about 3 centimeters. Meanwhile, female cockroaches are able to lay 10-40 eggs at a time. On average, the female releases 30 eggs in her lifetime.

The young cockroaches that hatch look the same as the adult cockroaches, but are smaller and wingless.

Here are some of the problems caused by cockroaches:

1. Food Poisoning

One grain of rice can feed a cockroach for one week. Cockroaches are able to live and eat anything they find, whether in sewers, trash cans, and other dirty places.

Cockroaches can carry a wide variety of disease-causing bacteria, such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus, from something they infest for example on your food or other surfaces.

2. Digestive Disorders

Cockroaches have saliva which allows when they eat something the saliva is left on the surface. In the body of a cockroach, it is able to carry 33 types of bacteria including E. Coli, Salmonella, as well as 6 parasitic worms, and 7 types of human pathogens.

Symptoms include urinary tract infections, indigestion

(diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid or typhoid fever), to sepsis (blood poisoning).

3. Allergies

Based on research from the journal Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Research, cockroaches are one type of indoor allergen source. This is because allergens found in cockroach droppings, body, eggs, and saliva can cause unwanted allergic reactions.

4. Asthma

Cockroaches are one of the causes of asthma. Asthma attacks can occur if the house is full of cockroaches from the allergens they cause.

Even people without a history of asthma can get asthma from cockroach allergens.

5. Bites from Cockroaches

There are several species of cockroaches that can bite humans. The most preferred part is the nails, eyelids, lips, or other soft parts, sometimes even entering the ear. Cockroach bites can cause sores.

6. Enter the Human Body

The danger of cockroaches to human health is no less terrible is that they can enter the ear.

Mostly while we are sleeping, cockroaches start to move.

Here are tips on how to prevent cockroaches from entering or coming

  1. Keep the room dry

  2. Cleaning the house at least once a week

  3. Cleaning home furniture

  4. Clean the kitchen area as often as possible especially after cooking

  5. Clean up closets and unused items

  6. Don't have any food crumbs left

  7. Do not leave food in the room with an open condition

  8. Make sure to close the water tap tightly and not dripping

  9. Keep food closed

  10. Repair any holes, cracks or gaps in your home

  11. Don't pile up unused cardboard, newspapers, books

  12. Use insect repellent according to the instructions listed

Let's protect ourselves from diseases that can be caused by pests by always maintaining cleanliness.

Follow the steps mentioned above to prevent cockroaches from entering your room.

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