Do Cockroaches Carry Disease?

Cockroaches are the most disgusting kinds of creepy crawlies in existence. Not that they are only ugly but they roam all over those dirty places that you can not even imagine being around. Cockroaches stray around garbage, and sewers and then they feed on your food and crawl around your utensils. Imagine the germs and bacteria, their body consists of while they are roaming around your house and washing dishes after paying a visit in the sewers. Directly or indirectly these bacterias go in your mouths via the existence of the cockroaches in your homes. So yes, they do carry diseases. Not only diseases most cockroaches also foster viruses. 

Do Cockroaches Carry Disease?

Not only that they rove all over unhygienic places, but they also eat decomposing food which may consist of deadly bacteria. These deadly bacterias do not harm the cockroach; instead, the cockroach digests these bacterias and keeps on excreting them in portions. What will happen if the cockroaches left these bacterial drops of poop all over your place? One way or another you will get infected by them.

Cockroaches can Spread the Following Diseases:

  • Listeriosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Plague
  • E. coli infections
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Asthma
  • Leprosy
  • Dysentery

How Are These Diseases Transferred By Cockroaches?

  • By Their Excreta

Cockroaches feed on decaying food which consists of all sorts of bacteria, organisms, and viruses. Which they digest and then excrete in your home. So, if you mistakenly come into contact with cockroach poop it will make you sick. You can get rid of them by utilising some DIY Cockroach Extermination tricks.

  • By Their Saliva

When the roaches feed on decaying food some organisms, viruses, and bacteria get stuck to their tongue which when they spit mixes with their saliva and it is a fact that cockroaches spit a lot.

  • By Their Body

Cockroaches roam around dirt all day long. From sewers to drains they hover in all the contaminated zones. Roaches come into contact with infectious bacterias that get clung to their bodies. So, when a cockroach passes by touching your body it leaves hundreds of bacteria on it.

How Can You Prevent Yourself From Getting Infected By The Roaches?

Keep your environment clean. Make sure that you clean your home/office every single day. Check that you do not leave any leftovers around to attract the roaches. Try to fill or close all the cracks because the cockroaches live in these kinds of places. Keep in mind that you wash your hands before eating food. Also, do not leave unclean dishes for a longer period of time, the cockroaches love to eat uneaten nibbles from your food. If the problem still prevails, take help from a professional. 

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