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Do Cockroaches Bite?

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Do Cockroaches Bite?

The easy answer here is that cockroaches do not bite humans and they won’t bite your pets either. This is because they simply cannot bite us as their mouthparts cannot pierce human (or animal) skin. However, just because they can’t bite us doesn’t mean that they aren’t able to cause us harm or injury. 

Are Cockroaches Dangerous?

Despite the fact that cockroaches cannot bite you, they can still do actual harm. Cockroaches carry a diverse array of microbes both in their intestinal and digestive system as well as on their bodies. Cockroaches are constantly picking up germs and disease from one area of your home (or outside your home) and disseminating them to other areas of your home as they wander around. When they defecate, they also shed the microbes they carry in their digestive system and leave those around your home in their feces. 

If a cockroach in your home comes in contact with human fecal material, say in your bathroom, and then scurries toward your kitchen looking for food, they may spread germs on your kitchen surfaces and any food they come into contact with. While cockroaches are known to carry salmonella and the polio virus, there is not a lot of direct evidence that links cockroaches to large disease outbreaks.

Another way that cockroaches may be harmful to you is that many people are allergic to them. Cockroaches produce a lot of allergens which can produce severe allergic reactions in some individuals including asthma attacks and anaphylactic shock. 

Cockroaches can also harm you indirectly if you decide to treat your cockroach problem on your own. Many of the insecticides sold for DIY use to get rid of or control cockroach populations can be very harmful. Sprays are often used incorrectly and can easily contaminate your home and your person which can lead to health issues. The safest, most effective way to rid your home of cockroaches is to consult a pest control specialist and let them take care of your pest problem for you. 

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