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Health Issues Linked To Cockroaches

Last updated 2 years ago

Your home is like a luxury hotel for cockroaches. It has everything they could want, from humidity and warmth to food and shelter. Cockroaches feed on carbohydrates and a variety of other foods that can be found easily in any Arizona household. To cockroaches, your home is the best chance at survival, so they’ll do whatever they can to stay there. If you notice cockroaches in your home, contact a pest control company to help keep your family safe from the following health problems.

Food Contamination

Cockroaches feed on unsanitary substances, and these versatile pests carry fungi and bacteria that can cause disease. If you leave food out on the counter and a cockroach gets to it, you put yourself at risk of exposure to an array of health conditions. Cockroaches can contaminate food with excrement and salivary gland secretions, so it’s imperative that you eliminate them from your home.

Allergies and Asthma

People who suffer allergic reactions from household dust tend to have similar reactions to cockroaches. Their saliva, eggs, and feces contain substances that can cause skin rashes, asthma, and other allergic reactions. In fact, the majority of asthmatics test positive for allergies to cockroaches. Kitchens, bathrooms, and beds are common places in which a cockroach exterminator may locate cockroach feces. It is far too easy for asthmatics to suffer allergies to these creatures, as most individuals spend so much time in all of these locations.


Cockroaches can be carriers of salmonella, a potentially deadly disease. Additionally, there is an established connection between cockroaches and E. coli, as well as a range of other bacteria. Because bacteria can remain with cockroaches for a month or more at a time, they’re capable of quickly contaminating several items in your home.

If you spot a cockroach in your Phoenix or Tucson home, contact the experienced exterminators at Burns Pest Elimination. To learn how we can eliminate your pest problem, give us a call at (623) 201-4992 today.


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