Cockroaches are a cause for concern due to their feeding habits and habitat. They are commonly found in food handling areas.
There are a few thousand species of cockroaches in the world.
Cockroaches contaminate food products and utensils with their droppings and moulted skins.
Cockroaches are known to carry human pathogens, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can result in human diseases, such as food poisoning or diarrhoea.
Cockroaches may cause allergy and asthma.
Cockroach infestation is usually detected by an unpleasant odour.