Cockroaches are one of the most commonly noted household pest insects. They feed on human and pet food and can leave an offensive odour. They can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces, including those that are potentially dangerous to you and your family.
Cockroaches are well known for exposing people to the diseases that they carry such as Salmonella, Dysentery, and Gastro-enteritis. Cockroaches are also linked to eczema and asthma have also been linked to cockroach droppings. So if you have seen a cockroach, chances are there are many, many more unseen in the nearby area.