No-one wants a pest infestation in their Gold Coast home, especially when the insects involved are cockroaches. In addition to the repulsive creepy sound they make as they are dashing across the floors or walls of your home, they carry of number of potential diseases. The team at Bug Squad has compiled a list of what you should know about cockroaches that pest control experts like ourselves deal with on a daily basis – so you don’t have to!


Cockroaches do not spread disease directly through biting like a mosquito, for example. If they’re carrying disease it is spread when people come into contact with a cockroach or consume something that has been touched by these bugs. Shockingly, cockroaches have been known to carry all of the following diseases:

  • Typhoid Fever
  • Cholera
  • Leprosy
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Dysentery
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Giardia
  • Plague

Cockroaches have also been known to trigger allergies, including asthma, and to have spread bacteria such as E. coli.

The Spread of Disease

Even if you don’t see them, there are ways to identify a cockroach infestation. This is mainly through cockroach droppings, which you will mainly find in draws and cupboards as well as near cracks in your walls or floors. Cockroaches live in sewers, drains, gutters, cesspits and rubbish bins. This is where they come into contact with a range of bacteria and disease, while the infectious microbes attach to the bodies of the insects and disperse around your home.

As a result, these diseases can circulate through their droppings, their salvia and their vomit. So, whatever the afflicted cockroach has come in contact with is potentially contagious.

Cockroach and Pest Control Experts

The only way to be sure you have eradicated a cockroach infestation is to contact your local Gold Coast pest control experts. Here at Bug Squad we are specialist cockroach pest controllers and use the latest methods and equipment to help make your home or business a bug-free zone.

For more information about how the team at Bug Squad Pest Management can help with insects or rodents in your home or workplace, please call us on 0433 070 243 or visit our website at

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