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Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by pascenta(m): 2:37pm On Mar 28, 2016
DANGERS OF HAVING COCKROACHES IN YOUR HOUSE AND SIMPLE WAYS TO GET RID OF THEM.

The reddish brown insect that succeeds to gross out every single one of us with its mere unpleasant appearance actually feels much more homely on planet earth that we humans do.With their existence dated back to the prehistoric era,about 70million years ago.Cockroaches are believed to be the only creature who would survive a nuclear explosion.
The association between humans and cockroaches is quite remarkable .These rapidly adapting insect have followed humans as pets from the time when our ancestors lived in caves to now when we have moved to skyscrapers.
There cannot be a single home in the world which has not been shared with cockroaches. in fact,most of you must be facing these disgusting creatures on a daily basis,seeing them crawl on your sink,running down the pipe hole,working over a pile of garbage or vesting peacefully in the corners of your refrigerator. the fact is cockroaches come out in the daylight only when the place is too crowded for them or when they are ill.
Not only they bring you special embarrassment and fear but also silently contribute to the deteriorating health of your family.Cockroaches by themselves do not cause any disease but they are vectors or carriers for millions of bacteria and infections agents that can lead to an array of disease from diarrhea to food poisoning.
PART 2 COMING

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Nobody: 2:39pm On Mar 28, 2016
. . . Good one.. waiting for part 2 . . . .

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Nobody: 2:41pm On Mar 28, 2016
There cannot be a single home in the world which
has not been shared with cockroaches.......... In Nigeria, maybe, but in the world, LIES! Not ALL houses have cockroaches. 98% of houses? Yes, but 100% of houses all over the world has a coacroach in it? Not possible.

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by pascenta(m): 2:41pm On Mar 28, 2016
1.food contamination: cockroaches can virtually live by eating anything.Apart from the food we eat,they also feed on dead plants,animals,faecal matter,glue,soap,paper, leather and even strands of fallen hairs while crawling around at nights,they contaminate open food by defecating on it,leaving behind hair and dead skin and depositing empty egg shells in it.
2. Inoculation of disease-causing bacteria: While feeding cockroaches regurgitate their own saliva and digestive fluids from their mouth to inoculate your food with germs or bacterial residing in their gut.A study found that the bacterium pseudomonas acruginosa can multiply extensively in gut of cockroaches.It can cause several diseases like urinary tract infection,digestine problems and sepsis.
3. cockroach bites: Some species of cockroaches have been found to bite humans.These cases are rare but if your home is heavily infested with these insects then you should be careful because they can nibble on fingernails,toes and soft parts of the skin causing wounds.
4. Invasion of body parts: Cockroaches can not only invade your home but also your body parts.There are several cases of cockroaches entering the ear and nose while sleeping.Small cockroaches can readily enter body orifices if you are in deep sleep.
5. food poisoning: In an epidemic outbreak of food poisoning, it was found that the incidence of new cases dropped abruptly after cockroach infestation was eliminated.The insect is also a home for the bacterium salmonella which can cause typhoid and food poisoning.
6. Allergies: cockroaches can cause allergies, their saliva secretion and body parts contain hundreds of allergens that can trigger an undesirable reaction.You may suffer from skin rashes,sneezing and watery eyes.
7. Asthma: Cockroaches can be the worst enemies of asthmatic people The incidence of asthma attack may increase if your house is infected with cockroaches.Cockroach allergens can cause severe complication and can even be life - threatening. And people who are not asthmatic may develop cockroach asthma by inhaling cockroach allergens.

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Nobody: 2:44pm On Mar 28, 2016
Highly informative piece. Thanks Op. . . . . After Mosquitoes, Cockroaches are the next insects i hate in life... Then bed bugs, dat one na die!!!

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by pascenta(m): 2:51pm On Mar 28, 2016
Follow these few tips to keep your house cockroach free.
1. keep your house clean if you don't want to see that ugly creature.weekly cleaning of the entire house will help you to understand the state of cockroach infestation.
2. Ensure that area like the sink and the food preparation area is cleaned before you go to sleep.
3. Empty the dustbin in your kitchen regularly and always keep it covered. A pile of garbage is an open invitation to cockroaches.
4. Don't leave your food open at night to prevent contamination.preferbly,store all food stuffs in sealed containers. clean your refrigerator regularly, at least once in a week.
5. Never keep old newspapers,books and magazines stacked openly.
6.Block entrances from where you think cockroaches are gaining entry into your home.seal tiny cracks and holes present in the walls to prevent cockroaches from making permanent home over there.
7. pest control for heavy infestation is a must.Good sanitation should be practiced after pest control to prevent further infestation.

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Yuneehk(f): 3:17pm On Mar 28, 2016
Quite informative.. Thank you! Most of us are even guilty of not doing "number 2 preventive measure"

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Infomizer(m): 4:14pm On Mar 28, 2016
Can't stand these guys..I lose it completely when they start flying! Damn!!!

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Nobody: 11:37pm On Mar 28, 2016
The problem is cockroaches are always associated with dirty environments meanwhile even if your home is spotless these little critters still find their way in.

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by okoval2(m): 10:55pm On Mar 29, 2016
Please contact us

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Nobody: 10:34pm On Mar 30, 2016
lalasticlala seun come and read this information oo, i think the whole world need this info.
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by veekid(m): 9:23am On Mar 31, 2016
taaaa; live matters for matias can OP swear say cockroach no dey ows?? despite all these long epistles
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by omanifrank(m): 9:23am On Mar 31, 2016
ok
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by MadCow1: 9:23am On Mar 31, 2016

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Integrityfarms(m): 9:24am On Mar 31, 2016
Not all houses have cockroaches! But I no it thrives more in temperate and tropical regions but in the polar and Arctic region they will freeze to death!

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by AishaMaina: 9:24am On Mar 31, 2016
Op you don hear of cockroach suya?? People dey eat am for China
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Kennitrust(m): 9:24am On Mar 31, 2016
undecidedna wao! It seem everything is designed to kill.

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by hotboz: 9:24am On Mar 31, 2016
Lolz.... a lot of articles nowadays. I bet Op didn't attend boarding house. Despite seeing cockroach in ur beans, u remove and do justice to the remnant. weird right
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Sirmuel1(m): 9:24am On Mar 31, 2016
2 weeks now, no Light for my area. I know say some Nepas dey nairaland. cheesy


Na God go help me pu**sh una grin

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Hillzy(m): 9:25am On Mar 31, 2016
Na wa na croacaoah mata u dey use do guy again sote e get part two ok o. Contunu
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Lilimax(f): 9:25am On Mar 31, 2016
I hate roaches ...

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by eleojo23: 9:26am On Mar 31, 2016
I hate cockroaches, especially the ones that fly around.

(cringes at the thought of one flying and perching on my skin)

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by omojesu202(m): 9:26am On Mar 31, 2016
hmnn...I hate those creatures ehh..
very annoying. they hardly die.

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by popcykaylah(m): 9:27am On Mar 31, 2016
Nice but there are these set of tiny cockroaches that run around ...very annoying ..

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by bastien: 9:28am On Mar 31, 2016
Cockroache
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Nobody: 9:28am On Mar 31, 2016
when I get otapia-pia for house..... cockroach father...

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by henrydadon(m): 9:28am On Mar 31, 2016
okaywe have heard u
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Xtanixlax(m): 9:28am On Mar 31, 2016
[i][/i]Has anybody blamed BUHARI because of the insects?Has anybody blamed BUHARI because of the insects?Has anybody blamed BUHARI because of the insects?
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Lilimax(f): 9:29am On Mar 31, 2016
pascenta:
1.food contamination: cockroaches can virtually live by eating anything.Apart from the food we eat,they also feed on dead plants,animals,faecal matter,glue,soap,paper, leather and even strands of fallen hairs while crawling around at nights,they contaminate open food by defecating on it,leaving behind hair and dead skin and depositing empty egg shells in it.
2. Inoculation of disease-causing bacteria: While feeding cockroaches regurgitate their own saliva and digestive fluids from their mouth to inoculate your food with germs or bacterial residing in their gut.A study found that the bacterium pseudomonas acruginosa can multiply extensively in gut of cockroaches.It can cause several diseases like urinary tract infection,digestine problems and sepsis.
3. cockroach bites: Some species of cockroaches have been found to bite humans.These cases are rare but if your home is heavily infested with these insects then you should be careful because they can nibble on fingernails,toes and soft parts of the skin causing wounds.
4. Invasion of body parts: Cockroaches can not only invade your home but also your body parts.There are several cases of cockroaches entering the ear and nose while sleeping.Small cockroaches can readily enter body orifices if you are in deep sleep.
5. food poisoning: In an epidemic outbreak of food poisoning, it was found that the incidence of new cases dropped abruptly after cockroach infestation was eliminated.The insect is also a home for the bacterium salmonella which can cause typhoid and food poisoning.
6. Allergies: cockroaches can cause allergies, their saliva secretion and body parts contain hundreds of allergens that can trigger an undesirable reaction.You may suffer from skin rashes,sneezing and watery eyes.
7. Asthma: Cockroaches can be the worst enemies of asthmatic people The incidence of asthma attack may increase if your house is infected with cockroaches.Cockroach allergens can cause severe complication and can even be life - threatening. And people who are not asthmatic may develop cockroach asthma by inhaling cockroach allergens.
Very educative! Thanks for sharing smiley

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Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by henrydadon(m): 9:29am On Mar 31, 2016
okay we have heard u
Re: Dangers Of Having Cockroaches In Your House by Zenlife: 9:30am On Mar 31, 2016
modelmike7:
There cannot be a single home in the world which
has not been shared with cockroaches. . . . . Lies... In Nigeria, maybe, but in the world, LIES!!!

True!

In fact there may be more roaches and rats in New York than any other residential area.

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