Encroaching on your personal space
In Malaysia, the most common species of cockroaches found in our homes are the German and American species.
These dinosaur-age insects are highly resilient and can breed rapidly. They love clutter and hidden dark areas.
“Cockroaches are the carrier of pathogens that may cause food poisoning. Its droppings are linked to eczema and asthma flares,” Rentokil Initial Malaysia managing director Carol Lam and technical director Juliana Soo tell TheEdgeProperty.com.
Beyond health risks, cockroaches produce an obnoxious odour that taints food and objects they come into contact with.
This story first appeared in TheEdgeProperty.com pullout on May 5, 2017. Download TheEdgeProperty.com pullout here for free.