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What Is A Cockroach?

Sometimes it seems that humans have an instinctive reaction to cockroaches that feels innate. You might get chills down your spine when you turn on the light in your kitchen and spot one on the wall before it quickly scurries away. But what exactly are cockroaches and why do they have such a notorious bad reputation? Read on to find out all about cockroaches from the specialists at Pest Control Experts. 

Are Cockroaches Dangerous?

Cockroaches are one of the most hardy and prosperous insect species on the planet. They are also some of the most common. There are around 4,500 species of cockroaches around the globe, yet only a few of these are considered to have a harmful effect on humans. Of the 30 species of cockroach that are considered pests, there are four particular species that are considered the top of their game at being a pest—all of which can be found in the United States: the German, American, Australian and Oriental cockroach species.

Do Cockroaches Bite?

Cockroaches can bite humans as they have powerful jaws and a considerable hunger. However, cockroach bites are pretty rare and only really occur in extreme cases of high populations or lack of any other food source. There are documented cases of cockroaches biting human skin if there is food residue on clothing or the face or skin. 

Are Cockroaches Dirty?

Cockroaches pose the most danger due to the fact that they travel through some of the most diseased parts of cities and homes, such as sewers, and sewage pipes, damp bathroom areas, rarely cleaned kitchen areas or near garbage receptacles. They tend to travel in dirty places and will pick up a host of microbes, bacteria and viruses and will deposit these dangerous elements around your home, leading to possible food poisoning and other serious health issues.

Other Cockroach Concerns

Cockroaches are also considered dangerous due to the fact that some people are allergic to the feces, saliva and bodies of cockroaches. Some allergic reactions can be severe, including dangerous asthma attacks. 

Cockroaches can multiply very quickly and can do so undetected as they are mostly nocturnal. It is always important to get any cockroach issue under control quickly to minimize any danger.

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