According to the American College of Allergy & Immunology, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. With so many allergy solutions on the market, it can be hard to determine which solutions to invest your valuable time and money.
9 out of 10 allergists agree that pest management can greatly alleviate symptoms experienced by allergy sufferers.
Which Pests Cause Allergies?
Bees, wasps, and yellow-jackets are common allergy pests that can also be very dangerous. With symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening, bees or other stinging insects within close proximity to your home or business are cause for concern. The professionals at Advanced IPM are trained to safely and humanely remove stinging pests.
Cockroaches are less commonly recognized as allergy instigators, but they certainly are. In fact, a study performed by the National Pest Management Association found that 63% of homes in the U.S. contained cockroach allergens.
Most people who have been on the receiving end of a fire ant sting report uncomfortable stinging or itching. A smaller portion of people have life-threatening reactions to fire ant stings which can be life threatening in nature.
Have you ever started sneezing when dusting? Dust mites are the most common cause of allergy reactions from dust. These microscopic pests can be especially dangerous to asthma sufferers. While some of the pests on this list peak during certain seasons, dust mites remain a year-round issue for many home and business owners.
Insects aren’t the only pests who can cause allergic reactions. The skin, saliva and urine found present in a rodent infestation can also contribute to allergy symptoms.
Bed bugs, Mosquitoes, and Fleas
These pests are enough of a nuisance without bringing allergies into the mix. In addition to the nuisance of bites and potential disease, some people have more severe reactions bed bugs, mosquitoes, and fleas.
What Can I Do to Lower My Risk?
Bringing in a licensed pest control professional is a great first step to take if you are experiencing allergy symptoms. Advanced IPM offers no charge inspections because we believe a thorough inspection is required to provide the right solution for you. There are also a few simple steps you can take on your own to reduce your exposure to allergens:
• Use washable or easy to clean blinds or window coverings.
• Clean pet dander from floor and furniture on a regular basis.
• Clean your carpets at least twice a year- carpets trap dust!
• Keep windows closed whenever possible to avoid outside allergens getting in.
• Use proper protection, including gloves and a mask, when cleaning.
• Avoid furniture that could harbor dust mites or other pests, such as upholstered furniture.
• Clean bedding, pillows, and rugs regularly.
• Keep mold or mildew from forming with proper cleaning solutions in areas of moisture such as the kitchen or bathroom.
While millions of Americans battle allergies, only a small portion of them take the necessary steps to combat them at home or work. If you’re ready to reduce your allergy risk today, give the experts at Advanced IPM a call!