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Some timely festive cheer.: Warning of increase in cockroaches this winter.

  • 06-12-2022 1:27pm
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    Rentokil has also warned the public to be aware that if they experience blocked sinuses or a sore throat, it may be due to the presence of cockroaches in large numbers, and not the cold weather.


    Advanced technical field consultant with Rentokil Richard Faulkner said cockroaches leave traces of their “saliva, faeces, and body parts” in the space they occupy.

    “These traces contain certain proteins which act as allergens and can cause blocked sinuses, ear and sinus infections, irritation around the nose and eyes, and a persistent cough,” he said.

    “As it gets colder at this time of year, many people may mistake these symptoms for a cold or flu as cockroaches can be difficult to detect. Cockroaches can also pose significant health risks as they are carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery and Gastroenteritis.”

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