Prevent Asthma And Allergies Provoked By Pests

Having allergies can put a damper on your daily activities.  However, some allergies can be eliminated with pest prevention.  That’s right, pests trigger allergies!  If you’ve been dealing with allergies consecutively, it may be because of pests around your property.  Take a look at these tips to find out ways you can put a stop to those pest related allergies.

American RoachWays to Stop Allergy Triggers:
• Patch it up: Seal cracks and crevices in walls and floors using a silicone-based caulk.  Pay special attention to entry ways of utility pipes.

• Manage moisture: Maintain the level of humidity indoors.  Ventilate basements and crawl spaces.  Consider running a dehumidifier in these areas to prevent moisture build up.

• Bring out the vacuum: Use a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filtered vacuum at least once a week.

• Banish dust: Dust hard surfaces frequently using a dust rag or damp cloth.  The amount of fabric in a room should be minimal since they attract airborne allergens like Dust Mites and pet dander.

• Clean filters: Clean or replace the filters in your furnace and air conditioner each month.

• Keep the kitchen clean: Wipe surfaces daily, including counters, stove tops, and sinks. Don’t leave dishes to pile up in the sink and make sure to clean crumbs and spills right away.

• Properly package food: Store food in airtight containers and avoid leaving pet food out for long periods of time.

• Take out the trash: Dispose of garbage regularly in a sealed trash bin.

• Protect your pillows: Encase pillows and mattresses in allergen-proof covers to control Dust Mites.

• Launder the linens: Wash blankets, throw rugs, and bedding in hot water.  It is recommended to wash these items at 130 degrees F, or take them to be dry-cleaned.

These are just a few ways to prevent asthma caused by pests. If all else fails, call a professional pest control company to handle the situation.

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