May is designated as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) each year. While most of us are familiar with allergy and asthma triggers such as pollen, molds, and pet dander, other sources of common allergens may also be present in our homes, including household pests such as cockroaches. Other pests, such as some stinging insects, can cause serious or even life-threatening allergic reactions.
According to the AAFA, cockroach allergies are common triggers of year-round symptoms. These pests have proteins in their body parts, waste, and saliva to which some people are allergic, and even dead cockroaches can cause a reaction.
Those with cockroach allergies may have these symptoms:
If you have asthma triggered by a cockroach allergy, you may have these symptoms in addition to those above:
Taking certain measures in and around your home and having your home treated by pest control professionals can help reduce the threat of allergens. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Turner Pest Control recommend that homeowners take these steps:
Turner Pest Control’s technicians can take care of any immediate pest problems you see, and provide recurring service that prevents pests from coming back.
Indoors, we carefully apply the most effective, environmentally friendly products at each point where pests may come in. After the initial visit to treat the interior, our quarterly recurring service includes treatments around doors and windows, and clear away nests that may be harboring dangerous stinging insects.
If you or someone in your household has allergy problems or asthma, call us to take care of your pest problems. We offer free, no-obligation inspections and estimates, and base your price on the size of your home. Contact us online or call 904-355-5300 today!