Did You Know You Can Be Allergic to Cockroaches?
February 24, 2014
Cockroach invasions are a nightmare. These pests are oversized and overabundant, and as soon as you see one it’s not uncommon to find dozens more – many of them scurrying across your carpet or lying upside down by your food.
Cockroaches are not simply an invasive pest either. They may also be a dangerous one. Cockroaches can trigger what’s known as a cockroach allergy – an allergy attack that can affect your skin and your lungs, and in some cases may require hospitalization.
Allergies to Cockroaches
Cockroach allergies are uncommon, but they’re not rare. Contact with any part of the cockroach, including its sweat and feces, can be enough to trigger a reaction. Cockroach particles are also easily bothered, and may float up into the air and get into your nose and throat simply by rubbing your shoes across the carpet.
It seems that those most prone to cockroach allergies are those that seem to suffer from other forms of allergies. Cockroach allergies can cause:
- Stuffy nose
- Skin rash
- Red eyes
But perhaps most importantly, cockroaches can trigger asthma – in some cases that asthma may be severe. Asthma and allergy symptoms also increase depending on the number of cockroaches inside of your home, so the worse your infestation the more dangerous it can be.
If anyone in your family has allergies or asthma, and they appear to be worse when cockroaches are present, it’s possible that they’re having a reaction the cockroach presence and only by eliminating the roaches can you hope to give your family relief.
Cockroach Extermination for Asthma and Allergies
There are many different cockroach control strategies that are effective for ridding your home of roaches, and if you’re someone that suffers from asthma, removing the roaches may be an important way to avoid triggering a dangerous attack.
Cockroaches almost never invade alone and breed quickly. If you live in the Pennsylvania tri-state area and need cockroach control services, contact Green Pest today. We’re happy to inspect your home for free and give you $50 off your first treatment. Contact us today to find out more.
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