Get Rid of Cockroach Allergies
Cockroaches cause a multitude of problems in the homes they invade. These pests spread disease, contaminate food, and are a major nuisance. But did you also know they can trigger allergies, and also asthma attacks? Here’s what you need to know about cockroach allergies and what to do about this problem.
What is a cockroach allergy?
The reason why cockroaches trigger allergies is quite simple. Their detritus contains numbers of allergens which can trigger a reaction. These allergens are mostly found in the dropping, skin, and egg casings of cockroaches. Cockroach allergies can lead to a number of symptoms. Some of these include:
- Frequent sneezing
- Postnasal drip or a blocked nose
- Red, itchy, and watering eyes
- A stuffy nose
- Red, itchy skin rashes
In some cases, you may even experience a full blown asthma attack. If you’ve ruled out all other causes, then you may be suffering from cockroach allergies. Before deciding this for sure, you should determine if there are cockroaches in the house.
The best way to do this is by looking for their signs. These will mostly include droppings, which look like small, dark grains of coffee. Also look for things like discarded skin and egg sacks. These look similar to thin brown paper. Finally, the most definite sign are the dead bodies of cockroaches.
How to deal with cockroach allergies
Remember, all of these can trigger an allergic reaction, plus cockroaches are a risk around food. What this means is that they should be cleaned up immediately. You’ll also have to get rid of the cockroaches themselves. The first step to doing this is keeping your home as clean as possible. These pests are primarily attracted to filth and food waste. All food waste should be immediately thrown away and your kitchen kept free of food debris. You could leave poison for the cockroaches as there are a wide selection of options for this. Ensure you do this safely, especially if you have children or pets.
If none of this works, then you may want to call in an exterminator for insect control. Cockroaches can be incredibly hard to get rid of. This is because they are one of nature’s greatest survivors. These pests also live and lay their eggs in places that are not easily accessible to humans. This means they can hide away and continue to breed, despite your attempts to get rid of them.
This is why it’s always best to get professional advice to ensure safe pest control. We can determine the extent of the problem and then take steps to eradicate the problem. In most cases this means fumigation and the spraying of pesticides. Remember, cockroach allergies can lead to deadly asthma attacks and should be taken seriously. Do not let this problem fester. Contact us today for professional pest control.