Reasons UK Cockroaches Are A Health Risk

Did you know that UK cockroaches are a major hazard to health? These pests can make you extremely ill. This is simply because cockroaches spread a large variety of diseases, and also cause other health problems. Here are some of the issues caused by these pests.

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UK cockroaches are dangerous: here’s why

There are two types of cockroaches found in Britain. These are the German cockroach and the oriental cockroach. Both of these species prefer to hide in dark environments that are moist and warm and they can survive through winter and other seasons. They also prefer to avoid people as much as possible and only come out at night.

UK cockroaches are capable of spreading the following:

  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Giardia
  • Leprosy
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever


These conditions are most often spread when cockroaches contaminate food. Cockroaches eat food and leave these pathogens behind. Humans then eat this food and get sick. This is why it’s so important that you throw out all contaminated food or food suspected of being contaminated.

Food must also be thrown away because UK cockroaches are covered with bacteria. This includes things like E. coli, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. All of these can make you seriously, seriously ill.

What a lot of people don’t know is that cockroaches can also trigger allergic reactions. Their saliva and faeces contain allergens. The body parts that cockroaches shed (their wings, skin etc.) also contain these allergens.

Don’t forget mental health risks!

Finally, UK cockroaches are also a mental health risk. The fact is that these pests make people very stressed because they can survive for a long time. There’s nothing worse than seeing a cockroach sprinting across your kitchen floor. The sight is stomach turning.

Knowing that you’re sharing a house with these pests is extremely upsetting. So is the thought of them crawling around your kitchen at night. Plus, there’s the fact that they seem invincible and impossible to get rid of. This can get you down over time. It can also be socially embarrassing. Imagine having friends over and a cockroach walks across your carpet. Most people would die of embarrassment.


This is why it’s best to get professional help from a good pest control company. Remember, these pests can put you in the hospital. If you do have an infestation, then call your local pest control company immediately. We can survey your property and come up with the best way to remove these pests.

The reality is that cockroaches are extremely tenacious, so it will take a while to do this. That being said, this isn’t always the case. It all depends on the size of your infestation and how deep the cockroaches have penetrated into your home or business. It also depends on the extermination method. For example, techniques like heat treatments are extremely effective. This method can destroy all cockroaches, plus their eggs, and do it in as little as a single afternoon.

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