Cockroaches contain a protein that is an allergen for many people. If you are allergic to them, they can trigger asthma attacks. Studies show children who are allergic to cockroaches and are exposed to them, need to go to the hospital for asthma more often than other children with asthma. The body parts, saliva, and waste of cockroaches are allergens. Even dead cockroaches can cause allergic reactions.

In order to prevent cockroach allergies, you need to avoid exposure to cockroaches and their droppings. Pests need food, water, and shelter to survive. You must take proactive measures to prevent or reduce the number of these pests.

Keep your kitchen clean

Good sanitation is the number one way to prevent cockroaches. Allergens are easily transmitted through food and water. Store dry foods in tightly sealed containers or in sealed plastic bags and do not leave food sitting out on counters overnight. Empty the rubbish on a daily basis and keep all garbage or compost in sealed bins. Wash dirty dishes daily. Clean kitchen counters with disinfectant spray every night. Don’t forget the appliances.

Seal up the damp areas or leak

Cockroaches prefer areas with abundant food and water supplies. Look around your home for any damp, dark, wet places. This is where the cockroaches will be hiding and breeding.  Dripping faucets and leaky pipes attract roaches. Check areas behind toilets, under sinks, and throughout basements for moisture. Fix leaking pipes and faucets.

Deny access

If you want to dodge indoor cockroach allergens, you must deny them easy access to your home. Cockroaches can fit through holes or cracks. Seal around utility pipes and crawl spaces. Make sure windows and doors are secure and have weather-stripping if necessary. Seal all cracks and crevices.

Deep clean with HEPA Filter vacuum

 HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuum is known for allergy relief and vacuuming at least once a week can help to prevent them. Some people have found it very useful against cockroach allergens. In addition, they can effectively eliminate allergens and irritants from rugs, bedding, drapes, countertops, and tabletops. We would recommend deep cleaning your entire home with a powerful HEPA filter vacuum for the best possible outcome. Get your home professionally cleaned once a year.

Call a pest control professional

A cockroach allergy is a common trigger of year-round allergy and asthma. The best way to treat and prevent cockroach allergies is to eliminate these insects from your home. When it comes to eliminating cockroach infestations, no one does it better than a professional. A professional pest control company knows how to locate and eradicate roach infestations safely and effectively, without putting your kids, pets, or household at risk.

The bottom line is, cockroach allergens are very common. Whether it’s allergies, asthma, or both – a proactive approach against cockroaches in a home minimizes symptoms and attacks. We hope we have provided you with some helpful information and advice to combat cockroach allergens. If you need help exterminating cockroaches, reach out to your trusted pest control company today.