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How do Pests Affect Asthma and Allergies?

How do Pests Affect Asthma and Allergies?

Pests can cause all kinds of problems for homeowners. They can spread potentially harmful diseases throughout homes. They can cause damage to the structures of homes. And as it turns out, they can even take a toll on those inside of homes who suffer from asthma and allergies.

Check out some of the ways pests might affect people who have asthma or allergies below:

Cockroaches can spread allergens throughout a home.

Most people know that cockroaches can spread things like E. coli and salmonella inside of a home. But did you know that they can spread allergens, too? Cockroach saliva and excrement contain allergens that can lead to allergic reactions and cause people to develop asthma over time. And even if cockroaches are killed in a home, their decomposing bodies can continue to send allergens out into the air. It’s why eliminating them from homes completely is so important.

Rodents can spread allergens, too.

On the surface, it’s easy to see how rodents can affect those with allergies and asthma. Their dander can mix in with pet dander inside of your home to create a perfect storm for those who might be allergic to dander. But rodents also spread allergens in homes through their excrement. These allergens are very tiny and can spread through the air in a home very quickly.

Biting and stinging insects can cause allergic reactions.

There are many different types of insects that can affect those who might be allergic to them. Bees and wasps, for example, are known to sting people and cause allergic reactions. But people can also be allergic to insects like mosquitoes and ticks as well. If you ever have any of these insects near your home, it’s best to get rid of them quickly.

Do you suspect your home might be a hotbed for allergens due to the presence of pests? Blue Ridge Termite can take care of your pest control needs and ensure pests don’t become an even bigger problem for you. Contact us to utilize our pest control services today!

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