The truth about cockroaches: 3 myths debunked

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Ah, cockroaches! These little creatures who have a reputation for surviving a nuclear apocalypse and haunting our kitchens at night. But what do we really know about these insects that cause so much chills?

It’s time to debunk some stubborn myths and find out the truth about these unwanted guests.

Myth #1: Cockroaches only live in dirty houses

It is one of the most common myths and yet, it is far from reality. Sure, a poorly maintained home with leftover food can attract cockroaches, but these insects are opportunists.

Above all, they seek a warm and humid environment in which to establish themselves. So even the most immaculate home can be prone to infestation if it provides cockroaches with access to water and a comfortable hiding place.

According to’World Health Organization, cockroaches can colonize various environments regardless of their cleanliness.

Myth #2: Crushing a cockroach releases its eggs

Many people think that crushing a cockroach can spread its eggs and make the infestation worse. In reality, cockroaches carry their eggs in a capsule called an ootheca, which is often well protected until it is ready to hatch.

So if you crush a cockroach, you are unlikely to release viable eggs. However, this doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to squash these pests, as they can release allergens and harmful bacteria.

Myth #3: Cockroaches pose no health risk

Some people downplay the impact of cockroaches on our health by considering them as simple inconveniences. However, these insects are known to be vectors of disease. They can transport pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella on their bodies and in their droppings.

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Additionally, allergens produced by cockroaches can worsen asthma symptoms in some people, especially children.

A study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology highlights the link between exposure to cockroach allergens and increased cases of asthma in urban areas.

How to get rid of cockroaches effectively?

To combat these pests without harming the environment, consider methods like pheromone traps or natural baits like boric acid mixed with sugar.

Also be sure to seal any potential entrances and reduce humidity in your home. If the infestation persists, call a professional service can be a wise investment to ensure a healthy environment for your family.

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