A lot of people don’t realise that cockroaches actually do bite, although it is very rare for them to do so.
So how do you spot if you’ve been bitten by a cockroach. The main thing to look out for is any type of allergic reaction. However, the symptoms and signs of a cockroach bite will vary based on any health conditions you may already have.
Roach bites will look like any other insect bite – a raised red bump on the skin. It very much looks like a mosquito bite, so is easily mistaken for other types of pests. A defining sign of a cockroach bite is that they are normally accompanied by a red rash around it.
Here are some more symptoms and signs you can look for if you think you’ve been bitten by a cockroach:
• Pay attention to the size of the bite. Cockroach bites tend to be a bit larger than other pest bites.
• The bite will be very itchy. Try not to scratch it, because it will make it worse and can cause other problems.
• Cockroach bites are normally accompanied by redness, swelling and skin rashes surrounding the bite area.
• Aside from the swelling of the actual bite, after a short time you may start to notice clusters of smaller bumps appearing at the side of the bite.
It’s very important to notice if there is a cockroach infestation in your home when you receive a cockroach bite, especially if anyone in your household has asthma or suffers from allergic reactions. People with asthma can experience a worsening of their symptoms if cockroaches are present in the home.
If you’ve noticed any sort of bite on you or any member of your family, it’s best to get it checked out by a doctor. The next step would be to get in touch with professional cockroach control experts such as ourselves to assess your property for any sort of infestation.