Do Cockroaches Carry Diseases? 

Cockroaches are nasty insects that no one wants in their home. They breed like crazy and are an absolute nuisance. But do they carry diseases? This is a big question that many people want to be answered, and it may be something you want to know if you see cockroaches in the home? 

The truth is that cockroaches often carry diseases, and they may spread these diseases to you and others living in your home. 

The cockroach can carry a range of nasty bacteria, including salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. The cockroach may also carry viral strains like the poliovirus. The cockroach will often eat anything in its path— everything from spilled food and drinks to fecal matter. Bacteria can remain in their digestive system for long periods of time (even years), and they can spread disease by vomiting or leaving fecal matter. If these insects somehow contaminate your food or utensils, you can ingest this dangerous bacteria— leaving you at risk of disease. 

If you have a cockroach infestation in your home, we recommend that you treat it seriously. Don’t allow these nasty creatures to multiply in your home and spread disease. Hire a qualified exterminator like 1st Stryke to definitely take care of the problem. Contact us today to learn how we can help.