Cockroach sightings are fairly common in many neighborhoods and streets in Arlington, Texas, which is why most residents see them as nuisance rather than an actual health hazard. On the contrary, research proves that one should never underestimate the damage and health risks that cockroaches can bring to one’s home, especially on children. From the notorious diseases they can bring to the potential structural damages their infestation can result to, cockroaches are pests far from a nuisance and must be eradicated immediately.
One of the dangers of cockroaches is their unsavoury dietary habits. They can feed of anything. Aside from human food, they also eat plants, soap, glue, leather, paper, strands of fallen hair -- anything. While they are eating, they will also defecate at the same time, which means any food, object or surface they leave will have traces of their dead skin, feces, and empty egg shells that may be too small for the naked eye to spot. These pieces of cockroach debris when ingested can lead to mild to very serious food poisoning.
Bacteria and Diseases
As you can imagine, cockroaches thrive in dark and dirty environments. They can come from sewers, trash cans, animal carcass -- you name it. By the time they enter your lovely Arlington home, they are already carrying traces of diseases, pathogens, bacteria, and germs in their bodies. The path of urine, feces, saliva, and dead skin cells they leave can cause E. Coli, salmonella, urinary tract infections, digestive problems, and sepsis. The children, elderly, and patients with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable to getting seriously sick from these crawlers. If that is not scary enough, cockroaches are also proven to spread dysentery, typhoid, and leprosy organisms.
Aggravation of Respiratory Problems