What is your reaction when you see a cockroach relaxing inside your fridge? 

You shudder, right? 

And believe, you can beat the hell out of your life-long nightmare roaches. Are you now thinking about whether it is possible? Of course, it is possible. 

We all see roaches crawling across our kitchen floors in the middle of the night. It is not a pleasant sight, isn’t it?

But did you know that roaches are also an allergy trigger? Yes, they are.

An accidental touch of saliva, feces, or cockroach shedding may lead to both asthma and allergies. Cockroaches have certain proteins in their bodies, which can be allergens for some people.

Similar to dust mites, these allergens aggravate symptoms when they are thrown into the air.

So better keep away from such things for the sake of your health. Health should be a priority.

How good is your knowledge of roaches?

As per the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences report, there are thousands of species of cockroaches. Out of those thousands, only 30 types are considered pests.

Pest cockroaches

  • American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
  • German cockroach (Blattella germanica)
  • Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis)
  • Brown-banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa)

Typical Roach Allergy Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Skin rash
  • Wheezing
  • Ear infection
  • Sinus infection

Cockroach allergens frequently cause chronic symptoms that last longer than typical seasonal allergies. It is better to consult an allergist if you suspect a cockroach allergy. Symptoms can be seen as raised, red, and itchy bumps on your skin.

Roaches and its disease spreading methodology

Cockroaches mostly prefer to live in sewers, cesspits, drains, and garbage bins where they come into contact with a range of organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Cockroaches have touch-sensitive spines in their legs and provide a very large surface area so that pathogens can be picked up very quickly. As a result, anything a cockroach touches or rubs past may become contaminated.

You are unknowingly catching diseases from cockroaches

Yes. It is the fact above. But how? You can either catch a disease from a cockroach by consuming and drinking contaminated food or by inhaling contaminated air. Contamination occurs naturally from cockroaches. Also, we don’t know where cockroaches mess around. In a quick urge, we touch an item that has been contaminated by roaches or any organism. Then we touch our eyes, nose, face or even wound with the same hand. And what’s the after-effect? The disease-carrying pathogen enters your body and infection sets in.

Five Roach removal tips that work like a charm

If you still need to figure out how to eliminate these insects from your home, follow these quick tips.

  • Always clean your house, including kitchen floors, sinks, counters, and stoves.
  • Tightly seal food containers and garbage cans.
  • Repair any leaks that could unintentionally provide cockroaches with easy access to water.
  • Avoid stacks of newspapers, laundry, magazines, or dirty dishes.

If the situation is out of control, consult a professional pest control company or exterminator. Always practice proper hand hygiene and wash your hands frequently.

What kills roaches permanently?

That only a professional exterminator can do. Highline in the UAE is the best option for this, as it is a past master at permanently removing cockroaches from your sight. 

Hire expert roach exterminators from this pest control agency and get impressed with their roach-killing methodology. 

Highline uses only updated tools and technologies for killing roaches. Also, we follow cleaning and sanitizing hand in hand for effective removal.

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