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Do Roaches Bite?

People often wonder if cockroaches bite or sting people and whether or not they can transmit disease. The short answer is no, they don’t bite or sting people, although they do bite and sting insects. Like many insects, roaches are carnivorous, meaning their main diet consists of other insects. They primarily feed on small insects, spiders, and caterpillars. So, as far as humans go, they don’t pose much of a threat to us, though they do bite and sting insects—but not people. However, cockroaches can transmit serious diseases and parasites to people.

If you’ve noticed a roach or two in your home, the question “do roaches bite” is likely to cross your mind. The answer is no; they don’t bite. Roaches are interesting insects but are not aggressive and unlikely to bite you. However, the roaches in our homes can cause serious harm, and we recommend scheduling an appointment with a pest control expert as soon as possible.

Common FAQ’s About Cockroaches

1.Do roaches bite people?

2.Do roaches bite humans?

3.Do roach bites itch?

4.What does a cockroach bite look like?

5.Cockroach bite marks?

Why Do Cockroaches Bite?

Cockroaches are among the most disgusting creatures on Earth, and we’re not even going to get started on all the diseases they carry. (It’s safe to say they deserve their special circle of hell.) However, cockroaches are fascinating creatures in their own right—their ability to move quickly, climb walls, and withstand extreme temperatures are just a few characteristics that give them their edge over other animals.

Many people consider cockroaches to be disgusting creatures that live on our dinner tables, in our bathrooms, and in our kitchens. But did you know that cockroaches are a very valuable species? They’re helpful, as they eat insects and spread bacteria, and they even have their own role in nature, as they help control the population of other pests.

Bugging, nipping, and biting are all terms used to describe the roach’s habit of biting human skin. There are two different kinds of roach bites: allergic and infectious. Allergic roach bites are caused when roaches come in contact with an allergen, such as cockroach saliva, and the immune system responds by biting the skin, causing an itchy red bump. Infectious roach bites are caused by bacteria that roaches pick up in the sewers, spreading to humans and other animals. Infection can be serious, especially in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems, and can lead to sepsis, pneumonia, and abscess.

Cockroaches In Large Numbers Can Be Dangerous

Cockroaches in large numbers can be dangerous to your health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cockroaches can carry a large number of diseases, including salmonella and E. coli. They can also cause allergies, asthma, and some serious health concerns. In some cases, they can even make you sick.

Cockroaches in Your House: How to Get Rid of Them

Don’t leave any food out

Remove all garbage, boxes, and newspapers from where you store food. Cockroaches are attracted to anything moist, like food, soiled rags, containers of standing water, moist paper, garbage, and spilled liquids.

Seal any cracks

Cockroaches can make their way into your house all year round, whether you like it or not. Cockroaches hide in cracks, holes, clutter, pet bowls, and more. While cockroaches can do a lot of damage, a lot can be done to get rid of them before they get comfortable enough to stay around.

Check under sinks and toilets

Cockroaches live everywhere—under sinks, in refrigerators, in cabinets, and in the bathroom. But they can also hide in cracks and crevices in your walls or floors, behind your stove, and in your trash. They can survive in extremely humid or dry environments, so it’s important to learn all you can learn about cockroach habits before trying to exterminate them.

Clean and vacuum often

Whenever you see this sign, please clean your floor and use a vacuum often; you will probably ignore it. But actually, the cockroaches will crawl their way back towards you and multiply. Cockroaches are one of the dirtiest pests in your home, so getting rid of them as quickly as possible is important.

How Do Roach Exterminators Work?

It’s a good idea to consider hiring a professional for roach extermination and removal before you try to go at it alone. Generally, roaches are tough to get rid of, and you’ll need a method that works. Most people use roach traps, insecticides, and baits, but how do you choose? How do you get rid of roaches for good? How do roach exterminators work?

Roaches can be messy, smelly pests that can spread diseases through their waste. But they’re not just a nuisance: the entire roach population in your home can contribute to poor indoor air quality and increased risk of allergic reactions. Fortunately, though, there is a simple solution.

There are few pests as annoying as cockroaches. These annoying insects are commonly found scurrying around our kitchens, where they carry diseases and leave behind nasty droppings. Luckily, some professional exterminators can get rid of those roaches once and for all.

When trying to eradicate pests from your commercial or residential space, finding a company you can trust is important. Synergy Pest Management uses only the most effective methods to ensure a pest-free environment. Synergy Pest Management also provides free, on-site pest inspections.

Roaches can be one of the greatest pest issues you can have. Not only can they ruin your food as they knock off the crumbs, but you can also get rashes from cockroach droppings, and they can spread diseases and bacteria. Roach infestations are a major nuisance, and without treatment, they can spread quickly. The key to removing and controlling roaches is getting a professional pest control service to come in and kill off any roaches in your home.

Synergy Pest Management is a family-owned, locally-owned pest control company that provides residential and commercial pest control services to residential and commercial customers across the region. Their professional exterminators deliver superior pest services, backed with a satisfaction guarantee.


If you were ever caught sleeping by roach bites, you should seriously rethink your sleeping habits. Roaches are an invasive species. They can cause disease and can be dangerous to children. Roaches bite and are extremely territorial. They leave welts on people and objects. And they usually come out at night. Roaches deserve little protection for these reasons.

Synergy² Pest Control Jackson MS

If you’re looking for the right team to handle the issue for you, Synergy² is here to help. We provide trusted services throughout the area, so contact us for the best pest control services around.

Feel free to read more about us and decide if Synergy² is the right company for you.  We have over 350 Five-Star Google reviews for pest control service in the Jackson metro area (Jackson/Madison/Brandon/Ridgeland). Check out our newest location reviews for pest control service in Jackson, MS here at Synergy² Jackson Pest Control!

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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