Cockroach sightings are fairly common in many neighborhoods and streets in Arlington, Texas, which is why most residents see them as nuisance rather than an actual health hazard.  On the contrary, research proves that one should never underestimate the damage and health risks that cockroaches can bring to one’s home, especially on children. From the notorious diseases they can bring to the potential structural damages their infestation can result to, cockroaches are pests far from a nuisance and must be eradicated immediately.

Food Contamination

One of the dangers of cockroaches is their unsavoury dietary habits. They can feed of anything. Aside from human food, they also eat plants, soap, glue, leather, paper, strands of fallen hair -- anything. While they are eating, they will also defecate at the same time, which means any food, object or surface they leave will have traces of their dead skin, feces, and empty egg shells that may be too small for the naked eye to spot. These pieces of cockroach debris when ingested can lead to mild to very serious food poisoning.

Bacteria and Diseases

As you can imagine, cockroaches thrive in dark and dirty environments. They can come from sewers, trash cans, animal carcass -- you name it. By the time they enter your lovely Arlington home, they are already carrying traces of diseases, pathogens, bacteria, and germs in their bodies. The path of urine, feces, saliva, and dead skin cells they leave can cause E. Coli, salmonella, urinary tract infections, digestive problems, and sepsis. The children, elderly, and patients with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable to getting seriously sick from these crawlers. If that is not scary enough, cockroaches are also proven to spread dysentery, typhoid, and leprosy organisms.

Aggravation of Respiratory Problems

Cockroach infestation can be the worst news for people with asthma or respiratory problems. Their egg shells, droppings, and most especially their saliva contain hundreds of thousands of allergens that can cause or aggravate lung disease or conditions. Cockroach allergens can alsocockroach cause lethal complications with asthma after being inhaled. On the other hand, they can simply trigger allergic reactions and result into rashes, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and difficulty in breathing. Unfortunately despite the advancement of US pest control services, 63 percent of American homes in suburban neighborhoods like in Arlington, TX contain allergens from cockroaches.

Cockroach Bites

It is true that most cockroaches do not bite. However, when the infestation becomes too large or widespread or the food source is scarce, these pests can start directly turning on humans. Many cockroach species can eat fingernails or soft parts of the skin which will result to wounds.

These are only some of the many potential health risks that a cockroach infestation can bring to your home, regardless if you are in Arlington or any city in the Dallas Fort Worth, Texas area. The best solution is to hire professional Arlington Pest Control service providers like A Pest Pro Inc. They offer environment-friendly and very affordable cockroach pest control solutions for residential and commercial properties. This team will not only kill any trace of cockroaches, they also have maintenance services to make sure that these pests never come back. You can call A Pest Pro today at (817) 261-4760 for a free inspection and consultation.