Pests can be a nuisance, and can cause allergic reactions in people with asthma. Some of the common types of pest that can trigger an asthma attack include cockroaches, dust mites, mosquitoes, and fleas. The following paragraphs will help you learn more about how to deal with these problems.
Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in homes. They can make your home smell bad, and they can also carry bacteria that can cause illness. If you have an infestation, it’s best to call a professional exterminator who can spray insecticide into your home to kill the cockroaches.
Dust mites live in bedding and carpets. They thrive in warm, moist areas, and can cause allergies if they are not kept under control. A good way to control dust mites is to use an air cleaner that has a HEPA filter. This type of air cleaner traps the dust mites before they enter your home. You should also vacuum regularly to keep your house free of dust mites.
Mosquitoes are a common problem during the summer months. Mosquitoes carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, which can cause serious health problems. It’s important to keep mosquito nets over all windows and doors in your home. If you have children, you should also make sure that they wear long sleeves and long pants when outside.
Fleas can cause a lot of irritation for people with asthma. Flea bites can cause itching and inflammation. In addition, fleas can carry tapeworms, which can cause serious health issues if ingested. You can try using flea control sprays, but if you have a large infestation, it’s best for you to call a professional exterminator.
These are just some of the common pests that can trigger an asthma attack. If you want to learn more about how to control these pests, contact us today for a pest inspection of your home. You may need to purchase a new air cleaner or even get rid of your carpets.