Cockroaches are a high risk pest to have in your premises.
Researchers from the WHO has estimated that worldwide there are roughly 1.4 million to 4.3 million cases of Cholera per year resulting in 28,000 to 1,42,036 deaths.
Q. - Where do you find cockroaches at home?
- You can find cockroaches living in your house, in bathrooms especially at back of bathroom cabinets, sinks, baths and toilets. They crawl through drainage system and up through plug holes in sink and baths.
- In your kitchen around pipework, under sinks and behind dishwasher. They hides in crevices like backs of fridges and coolers.
- In laundry rooms near the washing machines and the back of washers and dryers. cracks in wood baseboard or floor cavities are opportunate areas for them to hide where cockroaches will hide in and eat cardboard and newspaper. Drains and undisturbed areas of garage and outbuildings.
Q. - what is the science of cockroaches infestation?
Cockroaches leave behind signs of their presence that are easy to spot. The live dust of black droppings that look like ground coffee. If water is abundant cockroaches bill produce a regular and brown shade smear marks as they crawl. Cockroaches damage your food packages, produce unusual and unpleasant odour. You can find their eggs and shed skin around your home.
Q. - What are diseases caused by cockroaches?
Cockroaches feeding and nesting habits feeds a range of pathogenic organisms which they transmite to food and surfaces where did feed and crawl. Diseases transmitted by cockroaches are salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, plague, dysentery and listeriosis. Cockroaches can also trigger asthma and allergies as well as spread E.Coli, staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus.
Q. - How do cockroaches spread diseases?
Cockroaches feed on unsanitary food such as a raw piece of chicken or animal feces which contains pathogens and organisms. These pathogens and organisms enter in cockroache's digestive system, the organisms then can be excreted in cockroach dropping and will contaminated surface and food. Cockroach's saliva is also responsible for spreading diseases like their droppings. Even if anything comes into direct contact with them, it becomes contaminated.