Few places are as beautiful in springtime as Vermont. Unfortunately, with spring blooms comes seasonal allergies. From a runny nose to itchy eyes, most of us have dealt with springtime allergies at one time or another. But is it just the weather and trees triggering our allergies? Unfortunately, pests are a common cause of allergies, especially amongst children. With May being National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, all of us here at Vermont Pest Control are here to shine light on the dangers of allergies exacerbated by pests. Pest allergens are a result of certain types of pests in your home, making it important to know how to avoid them.
How to Remove Pest Allergens in Your Home
To get rid of pest allergens in your property, you need to get rid of pests in your property! Basic pest prevention tips will go a long way in protecting your family from allergies caused by pest infestations. Some of these include:
- Seal cracks and holes in your property, including entry points for utilities and pipes, screen doors, and windows.
- Store food in sealed containers and clean kitchens on a daily basis.
- Dispose of garbage regularly and use a tight-fitting lid.
- Keep your basements and crawl spaces well-ventilated and dry!
- Wash blankets, rugs, and bedding in hot water or get them dry-cleaned.
- Vacuum and dust your property frequently!
Pests that Trigger Allergies in Vermont
Pests certainly can be dangerous, but most people don’t realize that they can cause allergies, too. The most common culprit is the cockroach. Roach droppings, skins, saliva, and more have all been linked to triggering allergic reactions and asthma in individuals, especially children. In addition to cockroaches, stinging insects and dust mites commonly trigger allergies. A sting from a fire ant or yellow jacket can be dangerous for anyone allergic.
It’s important to immediately call 911 or seek medical attention if you are having a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, dizziness, and more.
How to Get Rid of Allergy-Causing Pests
Avoiding pest allergens requires proper pest prevention. If you’ve done all you can to keep pests out of your home and are still getting infestations, it’s best to enlist the help of an exterminator. At Vermont Pest Control, our team customize a pest control plan suited to the unique needs of your property.
Pests May Trigger Your Springtime Allergies in Vermont
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