Cockroaches And Disease

Nobody likes to see cockroaches and you may have noticed that a percentage of people become extremely alarmed on sighting one! Perhaps not without good reason – cockroaches can carry a range of dangerous bacteria including Salmonella, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. They may also be capable of carrying viruses such as the polio virus.

How Cockroaches Spread Disease

Cockroaches are scavengers. Not only do they feed on discarded rubbish and dead animals, they also enter sewers to scavenge. They ingest bacteria while eating, and collect it on their body while moving. As they eat and move about they regurgitate and expel feces, leaving bacteria behind. When they travel around your kitchen and investigate the food packets in your cupboard, they may be leaving harmful bacteria behind – and when you touch the surface of pick up something they have walked on, you may come into contact with those bacteria

It’s because of the capacity of cockroaches to carry and spread disease that Cockroach management is just as important in the home as it is in a food outlet.

Call Bruce today on 0417 251 911 for advice or to arrange inspection.