Considered one of the most important and one of the most difficult insect to control in the pest control industry with over 4,000 species worldwide and about 70 species in the United States, cockroaches have changed very little over the past 400 million years. They infest homes and commercial establishments capable of carrying many types of food poisoning diseases as well as causing allergic reactions in many people, especially children.
Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, 6 kinds of parasitic worms, and at least 7 other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage, and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Germs that cockroaches eat from decaying matter or sewage are protected while in their bodies and may remain infective for several weeks longer than if they had been exposed to cleaning agents, rinse water, or just sunlight and air. They were even shown to cause asthma and allergic reactions in children. These allergens build up in deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead bodies of roaches.
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