Cockroaches can make you sick and maybe even give you asthma
Cockroaches are pests that have been known to carry lots of dangerous germs. They crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria.
When you see one cockroach, you can be pretty sure that there are many more out of sight. When these insects shed their skins, die, or leave droppings, those remains are called cockroach allergens. Researchers recently discovered that cockroach allergens can cause asthma attacks in children.
Preventing cockroach problems:
- Cockroach allergens are build-ups of their droppings and shed skins. If you carefully clean your room and help to clean your house, you will remove a lot of the cockroach allergens.
- If you have cockroaches in your house, talk to your parents about having a professional pest control person come in and help you get rid of them.