How Pests Affect Allergies

How Pests Affect Allergies
You may think that when you step into your home, you’re free from allergies, as most allergies are caused by elements that are outdoors. However, that is not always the case. Some allergies can be caused by pests in your home. From cockroaches to dust mites to other insects, these pests can cause you to suffer from symptoms that are less than friendly during the spring and summer months. To help eliminate pest-related allergies, follow these simple steps and better enjoy the season.


The first step to eliminating pest-related allergies from your home is simple. Grab your feather duster, start vacuuming regularly, and eliminate areas of clutter. These simple chores, if added to your regular routine, can help eliminate dust mites that cause allergens in your home.


Next, you want to eliminate allergens in your home caused by cockroaches. While you may not have a known cockroach problem in your household, there is still a chance that one or two may sneak in, especially during the early summer months. Their droppings, saliva, and dead skin contain allergens that can make you miserable in your own home. Other than having a pest control company come and prepare your home for these types of infestation, there are a few things that you can do to eliminate their presence. Keeping all food stored in tightly closed containers and making sure that your trash is taken out regularly are two simple ways prevent any type of infestation.


Lastly, in-home allergies can be caused by stinging insects. To try and decrease the number of insects in and around your home, there are a few steps you can take. Getting stung by a wasp or bee can cause an allergic reaction that is very unpleasant. Here are some ways that you can try avoid these insects occupying your home and outdoor areas. Be sure to eliminate areas of standing water and keep all water drained away from your house, and dry out the inside of your home with fans or dehumidifiers.If you notice a nest or hive on your property, be sure to give us a call. Lastly, if you are stung and have a severe allergic reaction, seek emergency medial attention as soon as possible.


Following these tips can definitely help decrease the number of allergy causing pests in and around your home, however the only way to professionally eliminate them is to call a pest management service company. If you have questions or would like to set up and appointment with us, please contact us today at (502) 456-4416.
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