Everywhere a cockroach goes, traces of its presence are left behind. Nowhere is that more obvious than in roach droppings. Roaches are some of the most hazardous bugs in the world because of the number of diseases and bacteria they carry. Roach poop is just an extension of that health hazard.
But there’s even more bad news. Roach droppings are laced with pheromones that tell other cockroaches to come to an area. This means that even if you’ve handled all the worst parts of your cockroach infestation, your home is a homing beacon for new roach activity. If you want the roaches to stay gone, you have to get rid of all the traces that they were there in the first place.
Cockroaches are pests that are attracted to moisture, decaying matter, and environments filled with germs and bacteria. It’s not uncommon to find roaches in garbage dumps, drains, and sewers. This is how they become so infected with human pathogens and bacteria. When a roach walks across a surface or across your food, it brings with it all of the bacteria from where it’s been.
Roach poop can also cause problems in people with respiratory issues. The substance contains certain proteins that can cause an allergic response that includes sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and constriction of the lungs. Cockroach allergies have become increasingly common over the past few years. If you’re allergic to cockroaches, this can exacerbate any underlying respiratory issues you might have, such as asthma or COPD.
Because of all of these factors, it’s vital that you clean up the droppings after you eradicate an infestation.
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