Roach in the house

You wake up one day and the first thing you see is a roach scurrying around your home. It’s even worse if it’s a new home and you had just started getting used to it.  This will definitely gross you out and the first thing that comes to mind is just how fast you can eliminate them. But do we know just how harmful having roaches in the house can be?

roach infestation

roach infestation

No one really prepares you for the scenario where you have roaches in the house. To begin with, you and your family are susceptible to diseases caused by contamination and allergies. And that’s not all, even the fact that you may use roach killers to eliminate them completely still puts you at risk because your food might get contaminated in the process, not forgetting your pets that may come into contact with the pesticides.

It’s the fact these roaches in the house can adapt to any situation that keeps them alive for so long, despite your efforts to get rid of them. They can live by eating the food your house and worse still, can survive on dead matter.

By crawling around your home, they defecate on your food, leave behind dead skin and hair which ultimately contaminates your food. This is why it’s so important to always keep your food covered to rule out such instances. These insects harbor bacteria, including salmonella that causes typhoid. Worst case scenario is food poisoning, which is never a walk in the park, especially for young children.

If you have asthmatic people in your home, then roaches are the last insects you want crawling around. They have allergens that cause severe complications and even asthma attacks when inhaled. The allergens might also cause other reactions such as itching and rashes all over your body. You should be cautious especially if you have kids, because they are mostly affected by these allergens. You might start to notice constant wheezing which translates to more trips to the hospital, which you had not even planned for.

Did you know that these roaches can also invade your body and enter your nose and ears? If you have kids, and your home is heavily infested, this should be a major point of concern. Additionally, there is a specific species that also causes wounds by nibbling on your hands and nails.

Having roaches in the house is not an ideal situation for anyone. But you are not alone, and there are measures you can take up to ensure they are eliminated completely. Purchasing an effective roach killer is only the first step. You have to enhance this effectiveness by always keeping your house clean, especially behind sinks and appliances and not leaving food uncovered to reduce the risks of contamination.

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Keep in mind that seeing a roach in the house does not necessarily mean that you have poor housekeeping skills, contrary to popular belief. These insects will build nests anywhere as long as it’s damp and moist.

Work on ensuring that your house is clean, and free of such areas and also seal any crevices that may make for a perfect hiding place for the roaches. Focus on eliminating these roaches to keep you and family safe and free from diseases and unpleasant social situations.