Prevention: Allergy and Asthma Caused by Common Household Pests

Dust, pollen, mold, and pet dander are lurking in your home. These coupled with new information regarding the link between allergies and asthma with common house hold pests is a concern for you or any family members suffer from asthma or allergies.

Practicing good sanitation is key to eliminating indoor allergens. Here is a list of activities that can help:

  • Pull out the feather duster and rid your home of dust.
  • Stay on top of the laundry as linens can be a breeding ground for dust and pests.
  • Clean the screen vents on your home’s heating/cooling system monthly.
  • Take out the trash nightly.
  • Regularly vacuum all floors.
  • Clean the kitchen and wipe down counter tops with an antibacterial cleaner.
  • Store leftovers and other food items in air-tight containers.
  • Make sure your home is properly ventilated and the air circulating inside your house contains key allergens.
  • Seal any cracks in walls or door/window frames.
  • Partner with a Pest Management Professional.
  • Consider adding TAP® Pest Control Insulation to your attic to control bugs and protect the health of your home and family.

Allergies and asthma can be a scary diagnosis. The more information you understand of their causes or triggers, the better prevention you and your family can undertake.

Related Articles:

Cockroach Allergy (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)
Insect Allergies (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)
Common Asthma Triggers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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