Can a Cockroach Bite You?

Cockroach bites do not usually cause any serious medical effects, though they can be unpleasant and irritating. The bites are usually from one to four millimetres wide, and are red and itchy. The bites can also lead to secondary infections and allergic reactions. People with asthma, young children, and the elderly should seek medical attention immediately if they experience any allergic reactions. You should also call your local pest control company for further assistance if you experience any symptoms.

Cockroaches do not have a natural predilection for human flesh. They feed on dead skin cells. They will also feed on food residue. Their mouths are also a popular food source for them. Cockroaches will bite you only if you have food that they can feed on.

Although cockroaches do not carry diseases that can be transmitted by their bites, they are known to carry harmful bacteria. These bacteria can be transmitted to humans and food by the cockroach’s waste. In addition, cockroaches have allergens that can trigger asthma attacks.

Although cockroaches are not known to kill humans, they can bite you if they are startled. They will not stop until they find a source of food and may bite your fingers and skin to survive.