Are Brown-Banded Roaches Dangerous?
Small, nocturnal and non-aggressive, brown-banded cockroaches aren’t known to sting or bite humans or pets but they do present other health concerns. Carriers of more than 30 types of disease-causing bacteria, brown-banded cockroaches also carry six species of parasitic worms and at least seven other pathogens that affect humans. Additionally, according to recent medical research, brown-banded cockroaches are thought to contribute to allergies and can exacerbate asthma issues, particularly in children.
Risks of Brown-Banded Cockroaches
Because bacteria and other germs stick to brown-banded cockroaches’ legs as they crawl through decaying, decomposing materials and sewage, these small cockroaches, come into contact with bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal issues, such as gastroenteritis and diarrhea after they crawl into your pantry and infect food products.