Cockroaches are a nuisance to many and sightings of these little but filthy pests may be a distress to many. They are often associated with infectious disease, posing a health risk when it comes into contact with food.
Cockroach found in human skull and ear
Recent news of cockroaches found inside the human body have drawn attention to the media and got people’s spines shivered. According to recent news reports, a woman in Chennai, India has found a live cockroach inside her skull after it entered through her nose. Thankfully, doctors were able to remove the insect with the use of forceps and a suction apparatus.
If that wasn’t mind blowing enough, another case of cockroach found inside a human body came from a 60-year-old man from Chengdu, China. News report showed that the cockroach happened to crawl into the poor man’s ear and it was trapped inside for three days. After many attempts of trying to get the creepy crawly out, the frustrated man resorted to spraying pesticide into his ear canal, which finally killed the pest. Based on the doctor’s explanation, cockroaches tend to seek warm places for shelter during cold winter and human ears turned out to have desirable qualities for a cockroach to stay in.
Ways to keep away of cockroaches
From the incidents above, cockroaches do sound like they can be your worst nightmare. However, there are always methods to keep cockroaches away from entering your premises. Here are some proactive measures that you could explore to reduce the risk of cockroach infestation.
Eliminate food sources - store dry foods in tightly sealed containers or in sealed plastic bags and do not leave food sitting out in open space.
Clear all waste food and spillage - clean up food debris from food preparation areas, under sinks and appliances. Empty the rubbish on a daily basis and keep all waste in covered bins.
De-clutter - remove old stacks of newspapers and magazines, unused cardboard boxes and all other forms of clutter from the floor or bottom of cupboards that may provide a hiding place for cockroaches.
Seal entry points - seal areas such as gaps around door, pipes and cracks to reduce cockroaches hiding place and access into your property.
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