http://pestexpertsinc.com Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.6 Pest Experts Prevention http://pestexpertsinc.com/pest-experts-prevention/ http://pestexpertsinc.com/pest-experts-prevention/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:15:16 +0000 http://pestexpertsinc.com/?p=132 Pest Experts Prevention When winter finally breaks and we finally start to see some warmer spring weather, pests are also starting to emerge from their winter hiding spots looking for food and water, both of which are can be found in your home. You can avoid an infestation by making pest proofing part of your ...

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When winter finally breaks and we finally start to see some warmer spring weather, pests are also starting to emerge from their winter hiding spots looking for food and water, both of which are can be found in your home. You can avoid anpestexpertsinc-coupons infestation by making pest proofing part of your spring cleaning tasks.

Avoiding common pests such as ants, termites, ticks, stinging insects like bees or wasps from building nests on or around your home can be done by just a little preventative care. Here are a few tasks that can keep unwanted guests from entering your home:

Outside

  • Start by doing a complete inspection, you want to look for any access points that make it easy for pests to get into your home, pay attention to where the plumbing comes in.
  • Seal any small cracks with some silicone and if you have larger crevices or holes then fill those with steel wool. Steel wool deters rodents as the can’t chew through it and do not like the steel fibers.
  • Look for potential termite infestations by checking for mud tubes, soft wood, if there is termite damage wood will sound hollow when you tap on it. Check for any cracked or bubbling paint, it is another possible indicator of termites.
  • Take care of landscaping tasks, keep the grass cut short and trim tree branches and bushes so they are away from your house.
  • Remove any standing water, this will help keep mosquitoes at bay and not provide them with a breeding ground.
  • Clean out your rain gutters and get rid of any leaves or other debris that have gathered there over the winter, while you are there repair any rotten shingles on the roof along with any fascia that needs repair, insects love rotting wood.
  • Check the foundation for any crumbling mortar especially around basement windows and repair it right away.
  • Check all window screens, weather stripping, vents for the attic and openings to the chimney and repair or replace as needed.
  • Make sure all of your downspouts, gutters and splash blocks are directing water away from your house. All outdoor faucets, pipes or air conditioning units have no leaks.
  • Keep mulch and firewood at least 20 feet away from your house.

Indoor

  • Make sure all garbage is sealed properly in bags and lids for trash containers are firmly closed.
  • Keep the counters and floors clear of spills and crumbs, by wiping and sweeping often.
  • All food needs to be put in sealed, airtight containers; it will keep your food from spoiling and keep pests from getting in.
  • If you have carpets or area rugs in your home they should be vacuumed at least once a week.
  • Water and food bowls for pets need to be clean regularly and any food around them that is left on the floor should be cleaned up right away. Store dry pet food in a plastic container to keep pests out of it, this will also help keep your pets from getting sick.
  • Talk to your vet about preventing flea and tick infestations for your pet, your pet will appreciate it too.
  • Check under sinks for any leaky pipes and get them repaired straight away, this will not only deter pests but prevent mold issues as well.

Preventing pests from coming in the home is much easier and a lot less expensive than trying to remove them once they have made your house their home. Some pests like termites can cause extensive property damage while others are a danger to your health. If you find yourself with an infestation of any kind you should speak with a licensed pest professional to evaluate the situation and determine the best course of action to have them removed.

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The Various Health Hazards Posed by Rodents http://pestexpertsinc.com/various-health-hazards-posed-rodents/ http://pestexpertsinc.com/various-health-hazards-posed-rodents/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:11:31 +0000 http://pestexpertsinc.com/?p=136 The Various Health Hazards Posed by Rodents It is quite common, particularly during winter months, to have rodents make way into your home. Many people are not aware of the fact that these pests are just not a nuisance, but can bring along great trouble. Rodents like mice, rats, rabbits and prairie dogs are associated ...

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It is quite common, particularly during winter months, to have rodents make way into your home. Many people are not aware of the fact that these pests are just not a nuisance, but can bring along great trouble. Rodents like mice, rats, rabbits downloadand prairie dogs are associated with many health risks. In fact, mice and rats can be the cause of at least 35 diseases. These diseases can be transferred into humans when they handle dead or live rodents, as they come into touch with rodent urine, feces, saliva or when a rodent bites them. The diseases that rodents carry can also be transferred into humans indirectly, through mites, ticks, or fleas that have fed on infected rodents.

Below are mentioned some common diseases that rodents can cause: Tularemia, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis, Hantavirus, and Plague.

TULAREMIA

This is a disease of humans and animals, which is caused by a bacterium known as Francisella tularensis. Hares, rabbits, and other rodents are generally at risk, and they die in big numbers during an outbreak. Humans can be infected through many routes, like deer fly bites, tick, skin contact with any infected animal, laboratory exposure, drinking contaminated water or inhaling contaminated aerosols or dusts.

Tularemia signs and symptoms differ depending on how the bacteria have entered the body. Fever is a common noticeable symptoms, and it can get as high as 104 F. Even though tularemia can pose a risk to life, the infections can generally be treated with antibiotics.

Ulceroglandular disease is the most common type of tularemia. It generally results due to a deer fly or tick bite, or after someone has handled an infected animal. At the spot from where the organism enters the body a skin ulcer develops, and a swelling of the regional lymph glands, generally in the groin or armpit, is also noticed.

Glandular tularemia is quite like ulceroglandular tularemia but without ulcer. It is also usually acquired through bites of infected deer fly or tick, or handling of dead or sick animals.

Oculoglandular disease is a result of the bacteria entering through the eye. It can occur when an infected animal is being butchered, or if some airborne particles accidentally enter into the eyes. Oropharyngeal infection is a result of drinking or eating contaminated water or food.

The most serious, however, is oneumonic tularemia. It results from breathing aerosols or dusts containing the organism. It can also occur when other types of tularemia have not been treated, and the bacteria moves to the lungs through the bloodstream.

 

LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS (LCM)businss-inspection

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is a type of rodent-borne viral infection that is caused by the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCVM). The normal house mouse is the main host of LCMV. Other rodents like hamsters, are not natural carriers, but they can become infected with the disease from wild mice.

LCVM infections can be transferred after exposure to fresh saliva, droppings, urine, or nesting materials from an infected rodent. During the colder months, mice enters homes seeking warmth, and infections are most common during this period. If these materials are introduced directly into the nose, broken skin, mouth, or eyes, then also it can cause a transmission.

There are two phases in an LCVM infection. There are non-specific symptoms and signs in the first phase like fever, lack of appetite, malaise, headache, vomiting etc. Some of the less frequent symptoms are cough, sore throat, chest pain, and joint pain. The second phase sees onset of neurologic disease. Symptoms might include encephalitis, meningitis, or meningoencephalitis.

Though most patients who suffer from LCVM caused neurological disease survive, but in some cases it can lead to permanent or temporary neurological damage. If women are infected with the disease during pregnancy, then the infection may be passed into the fetus. If the infection occurs during the first trimester, it can lead to pregnancy termination. If infected in the second or third trimester, it can cause permanent birth defects.

However, apart from fetal infection, LCM is usually not fatal. Generally, cases are self-limited, though cases like encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, or meningitis might need supportive treatment and hospitalization.

 

HANTAVIRUS

Hantavirus is carried by the white-footed mouse, the deer, and the rice and cotton rat. This virus can infect in many ways, but rodent infestation in and around one’s house happens to be the most common route. The virus gets transferred into humans through fresh rodent droppings, urine, or when nesting materials are stirred, becomes airborne, and are breathed in by humans. Moreover, if an infected rodent bites someone, then also he/she can be infected. As per researches, is someone eats food that is contaminated by saliva, droppings, or urine of infected rodents, then also they can fall sick.

Between one to five weeks after getting exposed to fresh droppings, saliva, or urine of infected rodents, symptoms of Hantavirus starts developing. This infection might lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which is a respiratory disease, and can prove to be fatal. Some early symptoms are fever, fatigue, muscle aches in hips, back and thighs, and at times shoulders. The infected person might also experience dizziness, headaches, and abdominal complaints like vomiting, nauseas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. After four to ten days of the initial stage has crossed, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome may appear. HPS has a 38% mortality rate

Though there is no particular cure or treatment for Hantavirus, but if diagnosed early, the patient can get acute medical care in the ICU, and might do better.

 

PLAGUE

Plague results due to a bacterium, Yersinia pestis and affects humans, and other mammals. Generally, humans get affected by plague after being bitten by an infected flea, or when they handle a plague infected animal.

The bite of infected fleas generally transmits the plague bacteria. Cats and dogs can also bring home plague-infected fleas. Flea bite exposure generally causes bubonic plague. This type of plague results in sudden fever, chills, headache, weakness, and one or more tender, painful and swollen lymph nodes.

Coming into contact with contaminated tissue or fluid can also cause a plague transmission. For instance, if a hunter skins an infected animal, without using the right precautions, then he can become infected. This type of exposure is generally seen in septicemic plague or bubonic plague.

Septicemic plague causes septic shock that can be life threatening, with chills, fever, abdominal pain, extreme weakness, and shock and also bleeding into the skin as well as other organs.

Pneumonic plague generally develops when a person breathes in droplets that contain the bacteria. This results in headache, fever, weakness, and a quickly developing pneumonia with chest pain, shortness of breath and cough. The pneumonia can result in shock and respiratory failure. This is the most serious form of the plague disease and can be transferred from one person to the other.

Even though plague is a serious illness, it can be treated with antibiotics that are commonly available. However, if not taken proper care of, it can also prove to be fatal.

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Bed Bug Facts – 10 Things You Need to Know http://pestexpertsinc.com/bed-bug-facts-10-things-need-know/ http://pestexpertsinc.com/bed-bug-facts-10-things-need-know/#comments Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:10:53 +0000 http://pestexpertsinc.com/?p=138 Bed Bug Facts – 10 Things You Need to Know About Bed Bugs and Your Health Nothing is more annoying that the proliferation of bed bugs in a home. Unfortunately for many, these insect are found throughout the word and have become increasingly plentiful in recent years. When these insects populate a home, they easily ...

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Bed Bug Facts – 10 Things You Need to Know About Bed Bugs and Your Health

Nothing is more annoying that the proliferation of bed bugs in a home. Unfortunately for many, these insect are found throughout the word and have become increasingly plentiful in recent years. When these insects populate a home, they bed-bug-illustration_450x822easily find their way to word robes and bed causing disturbing and irritating bites. Here are 10 facts about bed bugs you need know.

 

  1. Bedbugs are small, oval wingless insects

An adult bed bug can reach ¼ inch in length while small bed bugs can be 1/6 inch in length. As they feed on blood, they become bigger. Their color ranges from light tan to deep brown. Because of their flat bodies, they are sometimes mistaken for tiny cockroaches, humidity bugs or ticks.

  1. Bedbugs feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals

For this, reason they are attracted to body heat and carbon dioxide in our breath. Bed bugs are most active at night because that is when we are sleeping and emitting the carbon dioxide.

  1. Bed bugs reside near beds

Bed bugs typically reside in areas where people sleep and concentrate near beds, bed frames, mattresses and box springs. Other places the bed bugs hide in dresser corners, cracks in wallpaper near the bed, and curtains. These insects can also hide in tiny cracks and crevices in furniture textiles and any other type of upholstered furniture. Tiny brown spots on bed lines are a sign of bed bugs; bed bug fecal matter can be seen in the seams of sheets, mattress and on walls near an infested bed. The spots can be hard and look bumpy, or can sometimes look like a stain from a dark-colored marker.

  1. Bed bug stings are painless

A bed bug has a lifespan of one year and it mostly thrives on human blood. Generally, the insects feed on human blood during night while you’re asleep. The insect’s saliva has anticoagulants that prevent blood clotting and facilitates smooth feeding. This saliva contains anesthetics that make the biting spot numb. It takes around 5-10 minutes for the insect to complete its meal. Till then, you will not experience any discomfort, due to the effect of anesthetics.

5.   Bed bugs attack exposed skin areas

Initially you may not realize the biting of bed bugs, but when they spread on large-scale you may experience trouble sleeping. Bed bugs bites are red, hard and slightly raised like mosquito bites. The bites are usually found in a straight row and can be found in exposed body parts such as hands, neck, face, legs and arms. The earliest symptom of a bed bug bite is an unpleasant itching at the site of the bites. The itching varies depending on the victim. Some people hardly notice the bite, while others develop very itchy raised red welts on the skin. People with sensitive skin are at risk of developing skin infections.

  1. Bed bugs bite marks take weeks to disappear

Beg bugs usually leave 3 or more bites marks for each feeding. These marks can take 3-6 weeks to go away. As long as the infestation is still there, new bite marks will accumulate even as the older ones disappear.businss-inspection

  1. Bed bugs bites can be treated at home.

Most bed bug bites are mild and can easily be treated at home. However, extremely severe cases require medical attention. If you experience a bite, resist the urge to scratch, even if it’s itchy. Scratching will only increase inflammation and irritation. Instead, swab cotton ball in rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide and rub over the affected area. Other home remedies include calamine lotion and ice pack. While most cases can be treated at home, allergic reaction can sometimes occur, preventing the bite from healing naturally and causing severe skin irritation. If symptoms worsen, consult a doctor.

  1. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases

Unlike mosquitoes and fleas, there is no known evidence of beg bugs transmitting diseases to human beings through the bites. While research shows that these insect carry organisms that can cause diseases in humans, it is unlikely that these pathogens would be passed on through a bite from the insects.

  1. Bed bugs are incapable of transmitting MRSA

MRSA is the bacterium responsible for several difficult to treat staph infection in humans. MRSA is resistant to cephalosporum antibiotics and penicillin and can be extremely dangerous to people with immune systems. There have been many reports of patients developing MRSA infections associated with the beg bug bites. However, research shows that these infections are secondary. MRSA infections associated with these bites are actually an example of scratching that leads to minor trauma and subsequent secondary infection. In such cases, carriers of MRSA scratch the bite marks and this provides an entry spot for MRSA. Basically, beg bugs can be blamed for the itch, but not the MRSA infection.

  1. Bed bugs have psychological effects

The other common side effect of beg bug bites is psychological. Sufferers may develop symptoms such as sleeping disorders, anxiety, depression and stress. All these feeling are often rooted in the fact that the bed bug infestation is quite difficult to eradicate leaving people helpless and vulnerable. Sometimes people become literally too distressed to be able to sleep as a result of discovering that their home is infected by these creatures. They may become isolate just to avoid spreading the infestation to family and friends.

There is a common misconception that bed bugs infestation is a sign of a dirty home. However, these blood sucking insects can be found everywhere regardless of the homes’ cleanliness. This is because they can be transported in clothes, luggage and other items. The best way to avoid bed bug infestation is to make sure no beg bugs or eggs are transported into your home. Washing clothes and spraying luggage is a great way of keeping these unwanted visitors from your property.

On the other hand, if the insects are already in your home, don’t panic, just contact an experienced pest management professional.

 

 

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Different Mice and Rat Species with Their Characteristics http://pestexpertsinc.com/different-mice-rat-species-characteristics/ http://pestexpertsinc.com/different-mice-rat-species-characteristics/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:15:03 +0000 http://pestexpertsinc.com/?p=134 Different Mice and Rat Species with Their Characteristics In the United States, more than 21 million homes are troubled by rodents seeking shelter during the winter season. Due to this, a lot of homeowners need to deal with rats or mice in their properties for the next few months. It’s possible that you’re one of ...

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In the United States, more than 21 million homes are troubled by rodents seeking shelter during the winter season. Due to this, a lot of homeowners need to deal with rats or mice in their properties for the next few months. It’s possible that rodentsyou’re one of them. Rodents can cause numerous health problems and property damage. Thus, you need to gather some important information about mice and rat species.

Deer Mice

Deer mice can be found throughout the country. They prefer to nest in rural areas, log piles and tree hollows. This specie does not cause too many problems in residential settings. However, deer mice can still enter your home in search of warmth on cold winter nights.

According to healthcare experts, deer mice can cause numerous health problems. They also carry Hantavirus, which is transmitted via dust particles contaminated with the saliva, feces or urine of deer mice.

In order to prevent deer mice from entering your home, you shouldn’t store birdseed or pet food in storage sheds and garages. It’s worth mentioning that deer mice have a half brown-half white bicolored tail.

House Mice

House mice can also be found throughout the country. House mice often nest in dark and secluded areas. These mice are excellent climbers and jumpers. House mice can cause some serious problems on your property by chewing all kinds of materials.

House mice can chew through electrical wires, and cause major problems. They can also cause health problems by contaminating food. Some diseases caused by house mice include tapeworms, salmonella and more.

Since house mice live in clutter, it’s important to keep your storage areas clean. You should also use rodent-proof and sealed containers. House mice can fit through very small openings. Though they are color blind with poor vision, other senses are strong.

Norway Rats

Even Norway rats are found throughout the country. They are primarily nocturnal, and hide in piles of garbage or beneath concrete slabs. These mice enter your home during the fall season. In most homes, they nest in attics, undisturbed dwellings and basements.

Norway rats can cause a lot of problems on your property. They cut through all kinds of materials, including lead pipes and plastic. They can also cause various health problems, such as jaundice, plague, trichinosis, cowpox virus, salmonellosis and more.

It’s important to check your house regularly for an infestation. You need to look for signs, such as gnaw marks, droppings, grease rub marks, damaged food goods and more. These rats enter your home through holes that are larger than an businss-inspectioninch.

Roof Rats

Roof rats originated in Southeast Asia. They are commonly found in the Southern coastal states of the United States. These rest live in colonies, and nest in trees or upper parts of structures. Roof rats have always been associated with bubonic plague.

In order to prevent an infestation, you should clean up fruits, which may have fallen from trees. You should store garbage in tightly covered bins. Since roof rats are excellent swimmers, they are also called ship rats.

In case you suspect a rodent infestation, you should consult professionals. Rodents reproduce very quickly. Thus, a minor problem can turn into a major one within a short period of time. You need to take some proactive steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bed Bug – More Dangerous That Triatomine http://pestexpertsinc.com/bed-bug-dangerous-triatomine/ http://pestexpertsinc.com/bed-bug-dangerous-triatomine/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:08:42 +0000 http://pestexpertsinc.com/?p=140 Bed Bug – More Dangerous That Triatomine According to a new study conducted at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Penn Medicine researchers believe that the bed bug may be more dangerous than its cousin, the kissing bug or triatomine. Just like the sinister cousins, even bed bugs can transmit Trypanosoma Cruzi parasite, which ...

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Bed Bug – More Dangerous That Triatomine

According to a new study conducted at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Penn Medicine researchers believe that the bed bug may be more dangerous than its cousin, the kissing bug or triatomine. Just like the sinister bed-bug-life-cyclecousins, even bed bugs can transmit Trypanosoma Cruzi parasite, which causes Chagas disease. This is one of the deadliest and most prevalent diseases in North and South America.

Study Regarding the Chagas Disease

For a long time, it has been recognized that triatomine bugs spread the virus that causes Chagas disease. These insects can infect people through their feces deposited on the sleeping host. On the other hand, bed bugs have always been considered disease-free nuisance. It was believed that bed bugs only left victims with sleepless nights and welts from bites.

According to the study, even bed bugs can transmit the T. Cruzi parasite. In fact, it’s worth mentioning that bed bugs have more frequent and extended contact with humans than kissing bugs. Moreover, there are more bed bugs in a house. This gives them ample opportunity to acquire and transmit the T.Cruzi parasite.

Wicked Cousins

Kissing bugs and bed bugs are considered distant cousins. However, they share a lot of similarities. Both insects remain in household crevices and cracks. They wait for nightfall for an opportunity to feed on their sleeping hosts. Both of them belong to the same family of insects, and feed on blood. However, kissing bugs are 5 times larger than bed bugs.

With such similarities, it was natural for scientists and researchers to think that bed bugs would also transmit the parasite like kissing bugs. According to studies, mice can eat and hunt bed bugs. Some older studies suggest that bed bugs used to transmit the T. Cruzi parasite when their feces came in contact with the skin.

Emerging Problem

These days, more people in the United States are getting infected with the T.Cruzi parasite. According to the CDC, the number of people suffering from Chagas disease in the United States could be more than 300,000. This poses a strong threat to the society, and appropriate steps need to be taken to tackle the problem.

In recent years, there have been many cases of people getting infected with the Chagas disease. However, it’s important to understand that the kissing bugs don’t enter homes frequently in the United states like dangerous species in Central and South America. Researchers have been more concerned about the spread of disease through bed bugs. They are high in numbers, and enter homes frequently.businss-inspection

Harder to Kill

Bed bugs are much harder to kill than triatomines. The primary reason is their resistance to insecticides. Most people aren’t prepared for proper bed bug control. In case the parasite starts to spread via bed bugs, progress on Chagas disease control could be erased. Chagas disease is also referred to as a silent killer.

The disease is very hard to diagnose in its early stages. The parasite hide in the digestive and heart muscle. Over time, they can cause numerous digestive problems, cardiac disorders and neurological problems.

In later years, Chagas disease can lead to sudden heart failure or death caused by the destruction of the digestive or heart muscle. Though there are some medications to treat the disease, drugs are less effective after the disease has progressed.

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How Cockroaches in Homes Can Affect Your Health http://pestexpertsinc.com/cockroaches-homes-can-affect-health/ http://pestexpertsinc.com/cockroaches-homes-can-affect-health/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:04:50 +0000 http://pestexpertsinc.com/?p=142 How Cockroaches in Homes Can Affect Your Health Cockroaches are ubiquitous pests that can be found all over the world. Because they favor warm environments, many dwell in the buildings of populous cities and those located in the United State’s south, where the conditions are right for them. What’s most concerning is that these pests ...

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Cockroaches are ubiquitous pests that can be found all over the world. Because they favor warm environments, many dwell in the buildings of populous cities and those located in the United State’s south, where the conditions are right for Smokybrown_cockroach_on_backthem.

What’s most concerning is that these pests are found in many of our homes. About 78 to 98 percent of residential homes in cities have cockroaches, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. What’s more, each home may harbor up to 900 to 300,000 cockroaches.

Cockroaches especially thrive in places with temperatures that are above 70 degrees Farenheit and where food and water is nearby. For the most part, they are nocturnal and tend to shy away from light. Cockroaches are capable of living without water for as long as 1 month, and can go without food for 3 months.

Apart from being cringeworthy to the human psyche, these insects actually pose health problems. Cockroach saliva, feces and body parts contain proteins that are capable of causing allergic or asthmatic symptoms in people. Children are the most vulnerable.

The ability of cockroaches to cause allergies was discovered in 1943, following several reports of people developing skin rashes after coming into contact with a cockroach. The cockroach allergies were confirmed by allergy skin tests that were introduced in 1959. Since then, there have been a number of studies which have shown acute episodes of asthma can be triggered by cockroaches.

Higher rates of wheezing, lack of sleep, medical visits, hospitalizations and missed school days have been reported amongst asthmatic children who were allergic to cockroaches and had significant exposure to cockroach allergen in their bedrooms, according to the National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study. Of people living in cities who had asthma, about 23 to 60 percent were allergic to cockroaches. Apart from children, elderly people with asthma also may get more severe symptoms due to cockroach allergens.

Asthma is a significant problem and a life threatening respiratory condition. It affects about 25 million people in America, 7 million of whom are children. While it has no cure, it can be managed medically and through the avoidance of triggers in the environment, like cockroaches.

On top of being potentially allergic themselves, cockroaches carry all sorts of germs on their bodies. Infections caused by 33 different types of bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli, have been linked to cockroaches. People who get infected by E. coli and Salmonella, both of which are common causes of food poisoning, may end up experiencing diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Severe cases can lead to dehydration and more rarely, infection in the blood stream, which are potentially fatal complications.

But luckily, there are ways you can limit cockroach exposure and prevent health problems. One important way is to prevent cockroaches from getting into your home in the first place. This is called barrier exclusion, and there are different ways of achieving this. For example, stopping cockroaches from entering through small cracks and crevices in the wall, electrical sockets and drains. Also, and very importantly, maintaining cleanliness and sanitary conditions in the home is an effective way of keeping cockroaches away.

Some key strategies to protect you and your family from cockroaches in the home include:

– Minimizing clutter around sinks, tables, floors and counters. Also make sure not to leave around dirty dishes and any mess, and clean it up straight away.businss-inspection

– Don’t leave food out. Keep it in airtight containers.

– Seal crevices and gaps anywhere in the house, including walls, floors, inside cupboards, wall outlets, and around plumbing.

– For sinks and bathrooms that are seldom used, run water every now and then to deter cockroaches

– Check bags and grocery items before bringing them into the home

If you find that you still can’t get rid of the cockroach problem in your home, then you should contact a pest expert to help eradicate the cockroaches and keep them out of your home for good.

 

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