While it is possible for a cockroach to bite a human, the results rarely require serious medical attention. Of more concern is that cockroaches are known to carry salmonella and a variety of other diseases and respiratory issues.
Types of Cockroaches
The largest of species of cockroach in America.
Also known as “water bugs”, these bugs prefer cool and damp locations. They have been known to inhabit sewers, piping and drains.
The most common cockroach in the world. They are usually found were there are large amounts of food i.e. restaurants, hotels, etc.
Mostly an outdoor species, they have been known to make their way into people’s homes.
The best way to prevent cockroaches from entering your home is properly sealing possible entry locations and maintaining sanitary conditions at home. Cockroaches can fit through small cracks and love finding unsealed food around the house. Regularly disinfecting surfaces throughout the house and ensuring that all food is properly sealed can go a long way in preventing cockroaches from entering your home.