As beautiful as the springtime is with wonderful weather and blooming flowers, it also brings seasonal allergies that trigger symptoms like a runny nose and itchy eyes. But pollen and plants aren’t the only culprits, springtime pests can also cause the same uncomfortable reactions.
Seasonal Pests - Cockroaches
Certain proteins found in cockroach feces, saliva, and body parts can cause an allergic reaction or potentially trigger asthmatic symptoms, especially in children. To prevent a cockroach infestation, be sure to fix any leaky pipes and clean up any spills or food crumbs immediately.
Seasonal Pests - Rodents
Droppings from rodents such as mice and rats can trigger allergies and asthmatic symptoms. Seal any cracks around your property to help keep rodents out, and pay close attention to where openings from household appliances are installed because they can lead to any easy access point.
Seasonal Pests - Dust Mites
Approximately 50-80% of asthmatics symptoms are inflamed due to the presence of dust mites. Their cast skin (outer shell) and droppings serve as allergens that can potentially cause respiratory constriction. If you frequently vacuum your property and change your sheets, you can help reduce these triggers.
Here are some pest precautions you can take to ensure they don't enter your space in the first place:
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