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Your allergies might just be caused by a pest infestation

Posted by James Potter on 2 October 2014
Your allergies might just be caused by a pest infestation

Spring is allergy season. Dust and pollen, however, aren’t the only things that cause runny noses, breathing problems and itchy eyes.

Pest control experts share that indoor pests like rodents, dust mites and cockroaches may be the cause of your allergy or asthma symptoms. Preventing and controlling such pests could make a big difference to the symptoms you may be feeling.

Pests that can cause allergy & asthma symptoms.

  • Mice and rats are carriers of allergens and numerous dangerous diseases. Signs that you need rodent pest control services in a home include seeing droppings, piles of crumbs near areas where you keep food and gnawed cardboard boxes and electrical wiring.
  • Dust mites are microscope. They feed off dead skin cells and tend to live in curtains, carpeting and beds. Dust mite feces can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. You may have dust mites if you or a family member develops such symptoms in bed, while in a certain area of a room or while sitting on the carpet.
  • One out of every five children is sensitive to the allergens that cockroaches carry in their saliva and faeces. Signs that of a cockroach infestation include seeing shed exoskeletons or feces, which resemble black pepper.               

Tips for controlling rodents and cockroaches

Prevent cockroach and rodent infestations by keeping your home clean:

  • Regularly clean the kitchen and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Dust and vacuum often.
  • Take out the trash, especially if it contains food waste.
  • Store food in strong sealed and lidded containers.
  • Seal interior and exterior cracks in walls.
  • Partner with a residential pest control specialist like Pest Free Homes in Beenleigh for an inspection. Call if you think you’re dealing with an infestation.
Author: James Potter
About: James is the Director of Pest Free Homes, and an expert in keeping the nasties at bay. When not fighting monsters, James spends time with his three kids in Edens Landing on the Gold Coast.
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