Pests can escalate health problems quickly, especially in children. The toddlers have a weak immune system and are susceptible to infections and allergies.
Asthma is a respiratory problem that causes difficulty in breathing. Symptoms can worsen in children due to the presence of pests at home. Studies have shown that household bugs and rodents are known to worsen allergy and asthma symptoms and might even cause asthma development.
A 2014 survey, conducted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which assessed physicians’ views on pests and their recommendations to patients with sensitivities to pest allergens, found that more than nine out of ten allergists surveyed (97 percent) believed a pest-free home was an important step in preventing asthma and allergy symptoms.
In this blog, I will tell you about three deadly pests that, if not controlled, can cost your baby its life. So, take a look at them carefully.
Mice & Rats
These are sneaky rodents that can take a toll on your children’s health if they are allergic to them. It is highly unlikely that any of us have ever taken a test to measure the severity of mice and rat allergies. If these rodents are already present in your home and the baby is experiencing severe asthma attacks, then it’s time to seek the help of a professional pest control service.
It’s a known fact that dust worsens asthma and allergy symptoms. Mites dwell in places where dust is present and feed on dust and dead skin. The main allergens are the mite’s body and poop that escalate the symptoms of asthma very quickly. You should avoid the accumulation of dust in the corners of your home. If dust mites have already become a menace for you, then get rid of them as soon as possible.
We can’t miss these unpleasant creatures from this blog. Irrespective of their size, they can wreak havoc on your children’s respiratory system. They can lead to the development of asthma in children even if they don’t have it. Getting pest control for cockroaches done regularly will go a long way in preventing asthma in children.
Tips for Ensuring a Pest-Free Home
- Pests are reduced when the home or building is clean and dry
- Do not leave food containers open. Put food in sealed plastic or glass containers.
- Do not leave dirty dishes in any sink or room.
- Do not leave pet food and water dishes out overnight.
- Pick up garbage, food crumbs and clean liquid spills around the trash and kitchen floor daily. Sweep and mop often.
You may use these tips along with professional services to keep your home clean and help children recover from asthma faster.
Pests are a never-ending nuisance. They can always come back even after a thorough pest control treatment has been done. Keep a regular check on them so that you or your family don’t suffer from health ailments. I would also suggest that you opt for the annual pest control programs that will help you to wade out the pests promptly.