The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

 

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma
The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

 

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

 

Whether we like it or not cockroaches at some point will enter our premises and set up their cosy little living space.

 

Not many people realise that cockroaches can actually cause asthma.

 

Decomposing cockroaches, saliva, faeces and urine from cockroaches has just enough organisms for us to breathe into our bronchial tubes. With some people this can cause an allergic reaction that is also known as asthma.

 

Not everyone who has cockroaches in their home will develop asthma. Usually the people who are affected are people who are more sensitive in their bronchial tubes.

 

Unfortunately as the weather is getting warmer and warmer this makes the perfect breeding ground for cockroaches.

 

Cockroaches are a nocturnal insect and will often come creeping out in search for food at night and will scatter away once the light has been turned on.

 

Cockroaches is not just limited to causing asthma but they can also create other health issues which can make you severely sick or can cause death.

 

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma
The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

 

Studies have been done and while German cockroaches are on the top of the list for causing asthma this does not exclude the larger cockroaches.

 

German cockroaches will breed every five to six weeks and will have between forty to fifty baby cockroaches in each egg sack.

 

Large cockroaches have less than the German cockroaches with around 15 baby cockroaches.

 

So what can you do to avoid an infestation of cockroaches?

 

  • After every meal clean up and wipe bench tops down
  • Sweep, vacuum and mop floors daily
  • Remove any clutter in and around your home
  • Store all food in airtight containers
  • Clean out your pantry on a regular basis as crumbs can often fall on the shelves
  • Fix any cracks and crevices around your home
  • At the end of the day pack your pets bowl away so there is no food source
  • After shopping check bags and boxes for cockroaches or their egg sacks
  • Check your kids backpacks when they come home from school or when staying out over night
  • Fix any leaky pipes in and around your home
  • Also take the rubbish out each night

 

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma
The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

 

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

 

Further Reading:

German cockroaches

Cockroaches

Out come the cockies and other pest 

Integrated Pest Management

German cockroaches

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