Thursday, May 10, 2018

Are Insects Causing Your Allergies?

It’s springtime at the Lake of the Ozarks, and with the warmer weather and longer days, comes a lot of pollen and spring allergies. Each year, the National Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Many times, when we think of allergies, we think of pollen, weeds, or food, but there are several asthma and allergy symptoms that are directly related to household pests as well. 

To prevent a pest problem, Best Pest Control knows there are some simple prevention strategies you can take to avoid the springtime sniffles. To stay healthy during peak asthma and allergy season, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can offer treatment measures to help you keep pests away. Below we have answers to some questions regarding pest-related asthma and allergies.

What Insects Can Trigger Asthma and Allergies?


Many ordinary pests, such as cockroaches and stinging insects, are known to trigger asthma and allergies. Cockroach droppings, saliva, shed skins and other body parts contain allergen proteins that cause allergic reactions and can aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children. In people with weakened immune systems, the venom of certain stinging insects, such as yellow jackets, wasps, bees, and fire ants can cause serious allergic reactions. Symptoms can range from itching and hives to shortness of breath to anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal.

What Pest Prevention and Treatment Measures Are There for Asthma and Allergies? 


Not only will eliminating pests from your property keep your home healthy, but preventative measures can keep you safe from the threat of asthma and allergies as well. An unknown cockroach problem could be triggering symptoms for asthma and allergy sufferers. As people spend more time outdoors, stinging insects also become a concern.  


Here are some tips for safeguarding your home against pests that cause asthma and allergies:

  • Keep food sealed and stored properly, and clean kitchen floors and counters daily.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers.
  • Seal cracks and holes in homes, including entry points for utilities and pipes and in screen doors and windows.
  • Keep basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Should you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as tongue and throat swelling, wheezing, dizziness, or shortness of breath, call 911.
  • If allergic to stinging insects, learn how to use an epinephrine kit and carry it with you at all times.

If you suspect an infestation or notice a hive or nest on your property, contact a pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to safely remove the threat.

Best Pest Control Can Help You Fight Asthma and Allergy Symptoms This Spring!


Don't suffer this spring with asthma and allergies. Do yourself a favor and contact the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Serving the entire Lake of the Ozarks area, Best Pest Control offers a full range of pest and weed control services to keep your home pest-free and your springtime asthma and allergy symptoms knocked out!


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