Q. Are roaches dangerous?
A. Not in the same way a venomous snake or spider is dangerous, but roaches have other ways of harming people. Since they tend to live in damp, dark, dirty places, they are perfect vehicles for picking up pathogens that are harmful. Always wash your hands after coming into contact with a roach and never eat food that has been around them to protect yourself from harmful microbes they carry.
Roaches are common, even in well-kept homes. What’s more, they are dirty, ugly, and even frightening to some people. Your best bet for keeping your home roach-free is having a professional pest control technician treat the interior and exterior of your home and check for reinfestation regularly.