Some of us can fly across a room at the sight of a spider, a cockroach or a rat. Besides terrorizing your home, pests can in fact affect our health and cause serious allergies.
Millions of people suffer from allergies and asthma. Unfortunately, many asthmatics aren’t aware that most asthma attacks are triggered by allergies caused by pests hiding in their home. If someone at home suffers from asthma or allergies, it is highly advisable to have vigilant in-home pest control. This is what you should know about common pests:
Cockroaches look creepy, but unfortunately that’s not their worst quality. Their saliva and their faeces have allergens which can lead to asthma issues in humans, especially children, including other health issues such as wheezing and difficulty in sleeping. Don’t think that you can get rid of the problem just by squashing them with your shoe. Even its decomposing body will become a component of your home’s dust and cause allergic reactions and asthma.
Rats and mice
Rats and mice are not poisonous but their droppings and urine contain a special type of protein that may cause severe health ailments, especially to people who are allergic to them.
This allergy-causing protein is also found on rodent’s hair. Rodents are also carriers for a number of infectious diseases such as hantavirus, which can be fatal. Just like cockroaches, they trigger allergies and asthma. They also cause coughing, skin rashes, itchy eyes and respiratory problems.
These tiny creatures are not visible to the naked eye. They live and multiply in warm and humid places and hide in pillows, mattresses, bedding, carpet, and uphold furniture. They are responsible of year-round allergies and asthma. Vacuuming and cleaning make them float in the air and make allergies worse.
Living in a tropical island means living with mosquitoes. While they tend to prefer tourists, we are all bothered by them. Nearly everyone is sensitive to mosquito bites and will experience soft bumps on the skin that may become pink, red, and itchy. But for those with severe allergies, symptoms can be extremely serious. Moreover, mosquitoes can transmit dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever or meningitis among others.
Parasites carried by birds
Birds’ nests on your balcony or your windows seem harmless at first but the reality is that these nests may well contain thousands of mites and feathers’ dust that cause asthma, rhinitis or conjunctivitis. In addition, after birds’ droppings dry up, they are transformed into dust that may also trigger allergic reactions when they are inhaled.
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