Skip to Content

4 Reasons You Don't Want Roaches In Your Home

a roach up close

Do you really need reasons to not want roaches in your home? Actually, you might. Many people just deal with them, because they don't think they can do anything about it. You might be one of them. Here are a few reasons that might light a fire under your fanny.

  1. Okay. They're gross. We talked about that. But how does the "gross factor" affect your life? Shouldn't you feel at ease in your own home? Isn't your home the place where you should be able to rest after a long day? You don't need to be walking around wondering when you're going to flick on a light and find a roach on the wall, or laying in bed, hoping a roach won't crawl across the covers. Those roaches are gross, and they have no place inside your home.
  2. Do you know that roaches are connected to asthma and allergies? Some people are allergic to the proteins found in cockroach feces and saliva. These allergens can trigger asthma symptoms in some people, especially children. With The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reporting that 78% to 98% of urban homes have as many as 900 to 330,000 roaches in each home, it is no surprise that asthma cases are a problem in urban centers. What many people don't know is that roaches are to blame.
  3. Though cockroaches are not vectors for virus transmission, like the mosquito, they are no less effective at spreading pathogens, mostly because of how disgusting they are. The disturbing list of pathogens found on the skin and in the belly of roaches includes: E. Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae. What do these big words mean for you? They rear their ugly head as: urinary tract infections, dysentery, diarrhea, pneumonia, cholera, polio, and septicemia. This is because roaches crawl around in, and eat, nasty things, and then spread those virus by leaving their feces in your cabinets.
  4. After crawling around in sewer pipes, leach fields, septic pools, standing water, and trash bins, cockroaches slide through your silverware drawer, scramble over your plates, and get into your food. That is why roaches are linked to food contamination. If you have roaches crawling a round on your floor, the bacteria and rot on their bodies is finding a way into your food, even if you haven't seen the evidence of tampering.

Cockroaches aren't just disgusting to look at, they are disgusting in every possible way. If you have seen roaches crawling around your home, don't live with them. You can seal your exterior walls, have your perimeter sprayed by a professional, and learn common-sense ways to keep roaches from targeting your home. Find out how you can be roach-free today.