Many common household pests, like stinging insects and roaches, are known to trigger allergies and asthma.
You live in Missouri and likely suffer from allergies during allergy season. Pollen levels rise as early as January or as late as March, depending on our frequent weather changes. However, another peak time is mid-August through September because of ragweed pollen and mold.
So what does this have to do with pest control? According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), regular pest control maintenance can help avoid many pest-related allergies and asthma symptoms.
Common Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Many common household pests, like stinging insects and roaches, are known to trigger allergies and asthma. For instance, cockroach saliva, droppings, and shed skins contain potent allergen proteins that can cause allergic reactions and exacerbate asthma symptoms. Certain types of stinging insects like wasps, bees, and yellowjackets, can cause severe reactions in people whose immune systems overreact.
Dust mites are another known allergy trigger. These tiny pests are often hazardous for those who have asthma. And unlike other pests that peak at certain times of the year, dust mites are an issue year-round for many homeowners.
The skin, saliva, droppings, and urine of rodents like mice and rats, often contribute to allergy symptoms and asthma attacks. Finally, bed bugs and fleas can cause allergic reactions when they bite.
How Regular Pest Control Can Help
Many people know that maintaining a pest-free home has many health benefits, but they may not realize that preventive measures can keep them safe from asthma and allergies. A hidden cockroach problem could be triggering symptoms for asthma and allergy sufferers. And, as people spend more time outdoors, stinging insects become a more significant concern, especially for children.
Missouri is home to many types of pests, and none are welcome in your home or on your property. If you’re dealing with a pest infestation, don’t wait for it to go away on its own. Protecting your home from pests can be a challenge. At Titan Pest & Wildlife Solutions, our licensed and certified exterminators are committed to providing our customers with complete pest control solutions.