Can Pest Infestations Cause Allergies?

Hopefully, you’re not reading this through teary, itchy eyes. But if you are, Worldwide Pest Control might be able to help identify what—or who—is to blame. Studies show that 30 percent of American adults suffer from allergies each year as do 40 percent of chidren, making it one of the largest health issues facing the nation. You don’t have to be part of that statistic; read on for how pest infestations could be behind your allergic reactions.

The Culprits

Cockroaches

Perhaps the worst to battle if allergens trigger you, cockroaches are a leading cause of asthma and respiratory issues when they infest a property. When cockroaches excrete fecal matter, it releases allergens, placing susceptible people at an even higher risk for reactions.

Dust Mites

Not visible to the human eye, dust mites could be behind your watery eyes, congestion, nasal issues, and sneezing. Because they feed on our dead skin cells, it can be hard to keep them at bay. Routinely changing your linens and regularly dusting will go far in limiting those pesky symptoms.

Rodents

Rodents’ feces, urine, skin, and saliva are the four factors that make the critters a major allergy trigger. If you’re constantly dealing with eczema, nausea, headaches, itchy throat, and asthma, rats or mice might be the source.

Flies

With wings that take them far and wide, it’s no secret that flies are a prominent transmitter of disease. Oftentimes, allergic reactions to flies present as small red bumps, diarrhea, or respiratory problems. Follow our tips to keep fruit flies from returning.

Steps You Can Take To Mitigate Risk

Seal off Perimeters

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, especially when it comes to the smallest of pests in search of food and shelter. Sealing them out by filling gaps caused by electrical or gas lines is a guaranteed way to limit their effect on your home and its air quality.

Clean the Clutter

There are three areas worth examining when cleaning: your kitchen, your yard, and your bathroom. If left unchecked for too long, these areas could become a bug hub. The more lingering dust and debris, the more these pests feel at home.

Reduce Humidity

Most pests thrive in warmer environments, which is why they try so hard to get into your home. Reducing humidity will lessen the chance that the ideal damp environment forms, taking away pests’ incentives to stick around.

Contact Worldwide Pest Control, Inc.

Nothing will benefit your home or business more than routine pest control. Contact our Austin or San Antonio office today.