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Health issues with cockroaches

Cockroaches are believed to be the only creatures that would survive a nuclear explosion.

Cockroaches by themselves do not cause disease but they are carriers of millions of bacteria that can lead to an array of diseases from diarrhoea to food poisoning.

They contaminate open food by defecating on it, leaving behind hair and dead skin and depositing empty egg shells in it.

There are several cases of cockroaches entering the ear and nose while a person is sleeping.

Cockroach eating an apple

Food poisoning, allergies and asthma can be effected by cockroaches.

To protect against cockroaches

1. Keep your house clean.

2. Ensure that areas like the sink and the food preparation area is cleaned before you go to sleep at night.

3. Empty the bin in your kitchen regularly and always keep it covered.

4. Try to store food in sealed containers.

5. Avoid keeping old newspapers, books and magazines stacked openly.

6. Pest control Gold Coast for heavy infestation is a must. Good sanitation should be practiced after pest control to prevent further infestation.