PSA: Common Household Pests Incite Allergies & Asthma

PestWorld.org and The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America have teamed up for a public service announcement to warn homeowner’s of the dangers of allergens in the home caused by pests and rodents.  Common household pests such as cockroaches and mice are responsible for inciting allergies and aggravating asthma.  In fact, 63% of homes contain cockroach allergens.  That number increases to 78%-98% in urban areas.  82% of homes have asthma triggers spread by mice.

Watch NPMA’s public service announcement below:

Keep your family (children are especially at risk) and home safe by keeping your home pest free, call Northwest Exterminating. For more information visit pestworld.org or The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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Pest Allergies

Now that it’s pollen season, many people are suffering sneezing, coughing and discomfort due to an allergy to different pollen types. Though many people know that this triggers allergies within them, they may not know that various household pests can also contribute to allergies. Additionally, those who have asthma may suffer to pests such as cockroaches or mice being in home because these pests can spread strong asthma triggers.

PestWorld.org provides facts about pests and asthma, as well as a ‘First Responder PSA’ that highlights the risk that household pests can put us at when we are indoors. For instance, 63% of American homes contain allergens from cockroaches, but if the home is located in an urban area, it can even reach 98%! Additionally, mice can spread asthma triggers found in 82% of homes. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, patients with cockroach allergies develop acute asthma attacks after inhaling cockroach allergens. Allergens can come from not only the actual body of the pest, but also its saliva and feces.

If you are experiencing minor symptoms such as, the AAFA recommends the use of antihistamines, decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. An effective means to reduce the chance of exposure to pest allergens is using regular treatment through a pest control company. Northwest Exterminating offers services that eliminates and reduces the occurrence of a wide array of household pests including mice and cockroaches.

Sources:

http://www.pestworld.org/multimedia-center/first-responder-psa/

http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=22&cont=312

 

“The Pest Detectives” Free eBook

Pests may not be something that intrigues most adults but most kids enjoy watching and learning about insects and other bugs.  If you have a pest explorer in your home, we have just the read for you.

PestWorld.org has a FREE eBook where your little explorer can join “Millie, an 8 year old insect lover, as she solves real-life pest mysteries with her father, a pest professional.”  Your kids can follow Millie and her dad as they help Mrs. Romero identify the pest in her home, where they came from, and a treatment plan to get rid of the pests.

Download this FREE eBook today…you and your kids will both enjoy this pest mystery!

 

 

Tips on How to Keep Ants Out of Your Home

There are over 700 species of ants in the US so it is no surprise that ants are the number 1 reported nuisance pest in the US.  But according to Pestworld.org there are 6 simple steps that can help you reduce the invasion of ants in your home.  Click on the links for more explanation from pestworld.org.

  1. Know the popular hangouts – mostly found in kitchens for food and water, ants can also be found in bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, basements, inside walls, and around heating and air structures.
  2. Eliminate water sources – rid your property of standing water and excessive moisture.  Use a dehumidifier in moist places like crawl spaces, attics, and basements.  Repair leaky pipes in and around tubs and sinks.
  3. Eliminate food sources – cleaning up spills and crumbs, sealing foods, and taking out the trash regularly will discourage ants from coming into your kitchen looking for food.
  4. Don’t discount your pets – pet food and water can attract ants if left out.  Clean up pet food and water and wash bowls when they are finished eating. Make sure that pet food is stored in a properly sealed container.
  5. Block off or eliminate access points – cut back foliage from property and seal any cracks or crevices that can be used as entrances.
  6. Don’t go it alone – without proper knowledge of ants your problem can grow.  Calling in the pest experts will help identify your problem and create a plan to solve it.

Read the full article HERE and contact a licensed pest professional to get rid of ants in your home.  Call Northwest Exterminating to get rid of ants and other pests that are invading your home or business.

Source http://www.pestworld.org/news-and-views/pest-articles/articles/six-steps-to-an-ant-free-home/