Are Cockroaches Dangerous?

According to North Carolina State University, while many people think that cockroaches are dangerous, there has been little to no connection between cockroaches and disease or danger. Roaches sometimes trigger allergy and asthma flare-ups in humans, and they can cause indirect health problems that stem from the overuse of pesticides.

Adult cockroaches can live for up to a year and can reproduce rapidly, so it is important to treat for roaches immediately and to take steps to prevent them from coming back. There are over 4,000 different species of roaches in the world, and some scientists say there are another 5,000 that have yet to be classified.