Cockroaches are considered omnivores because they will eat plants and meat. However, their choice of a meal does not stop there. In fact, cockroaches will eat anything, including dead skin cells, feces, garbage, and all other things you might consider disgusting. Because they have little care in the world as to what goes in their mouth, they are not beyond biting humans. There are ways to identify cockroach bites as well as ways to treat and prevent them from continuing before calling cockroach control services.
Identifying a Cockroach Bite
If you have a roach infestation, you likely have one of the three most popular roach species living under your roof. The three species include:
No matter the cockroach, their habits are all similar. They prefer dark, moist places. Because they like to hide out, the risk of a roach bite is often minimal. However, a cockroach can and will bite you. Fortunately, the bite does not impact you like the bite of other insects. It is not poisonous and it will not make you ill. The bite will, however, leave a nasty mark on your body.
Treatment for Bites
If you have roach bites, it might be a sign of a rather large infestation. Roaches typically only resort to biting humans when they lack a sufficient food source. At most, you may have an allergic reaction to the bite. Fortunately, there are ways to treat cockroach bites.
Apply apple cider vinegar to the bite to alleviate any swelling and itching that occurs. Since the vinegar is so acidic, it will also kill of any infections or germs caused by the bite. Because the acidity relieves itching and swelling, it provides instant relief. It also promotes faster healing since it kills infections and germs.
Prevention of Bites
There are a few things you can do to prevent cockroach bites, including using boric acid and diatomaceous earth. Both are said to be effective against roaches. However, the best way to prevent bites from occurring is to call in a professional for help. An exterminator can inspect your home to determine the best method of prevention.
Once an analysis is complete, the exterminator will set up an appointment to come in and spray or use roach bombs in your home. Keep in mind that the sprays and roach bombs used by professionals are different than what you would buy at the store. Professionals have access to commercial grade agents used to kill roaches and put an end to an infestation. Contact the Exterminators at 647-496-2211 for the quick and safe cockroach control and check pest control products if you want to do it yourself.