Do Cockroaches Cause Allergies?
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When it comes to household pests, cockroaches might be at the very top of the list. Aside from the physical damage they can do to your home and its contents, they also tend to be large and fast, thus being the cause behind many a homeowner jumping for higher ground. However, cockroaches are also behind something much worse that can affect the most important part of your home: allergies.
Cockroaches Causing Childhood Asthma and Allergies
We’ll explore the details in a minute, but it’s been proven that cockroaches can trigger allergies in children, which can then result in asthma attacks.
- The number one cause of asthma attacks is exposure to cockroach exoskeletons.
- The best way to get rid of these vermin is through extermination and then preventative measures.
- Sanitation is essential to keeping your home roach-free after extermination.
What Are Cockroach Allergies?
Cockroaches can trigger allergies just like any other common allergy source like pollen, dust, or other animals. Research over the last 60 years has proven that not only do cockroaches cause allergic reactions in some people, but that the results can be asthma. These acute attacks occur after the victim breathes in cockroach allergens, and they can continue for hours.
Over the past 30 years, incidents of cockroach-related asthma attacks have skyrocketed. This could be due in large part to the increase in urban living conditions where the vermin are often everywhere. Scientists believe that somewhere between 23% and 60% of people who live in urban cities and have asthma are also sensitive to the allergens of cockroaches. Making matters worse, it’s thought that at least 78% of urban homes are playing host to these insects.
If you’re suffering from asthmatic symptoms due to cockroaches, it’s important to seek medical attention in a timely manner.
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How Can I Get Rid of Cockroach Allergens?
Cockroaches must always be handled by an exterminator. There are no traps or pesticides you can rely on for ridding your home of such a pervasive pest. Their numbers aside, these creatures are also all but immune to everything but the most severe approaches. However, your exterminator may recommend some products to put out after their visit for ongoing control, and also suggest several ways to keep cockroaches away for good. For professional cockroach control, call the experts at Presto-X, formerly Fischer Environmental!
Do Cockroaches Cause Allergies? In Louisiana & Mississippi
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