If you can’t stop sneezing and can’t figure out why, it could be pests irritating your allergies. But that’s not all you should be worried about.
For little bitty creatures, pests rack up big numbers. Cockroaches can carry 33 different kinds of bacteria. Rodents leave 20-50 allergy-irritating droppings per day. Flies carry more than 100 disease-causing pathogens. Disease-carrying ticks can live more than 500 days without a meal. Ridding your home or business of these potentially dangerous invaders is not a do-it-yourself project. It takes an expert like the technicians at Clark’s to break the pest lifecycle and put you back in charge.
Pests can irritate allergies in sensitive individuals in a number of ways. Direct contact, airborne and ingestion, to name a few.
The lowly cockroach has found yet another way to offend us: by triggering asthma attacks in people with sensitivities, especially kids.
No matter how careful you are about cleaning and avoiding sick friends, if you have pests in your home, you’re susceptible to disease.
Pests can transport many of the bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli right into your home or business.
Pests can irritate allergies in sensitive individuals in a number of ways. Fleas, wasps and bees bite and sting; dust mites and cockroaches use the airborne approach and bugs such as grain weevils, rice weevils and fruit flies can make their way into household foods and be unintentionally ingested. No matter which way you come in contact with them, if you have allergies, all you want is to get rid of them. At their worst, pests can cause anaphylaxis, a severe reaction that can be life-threatening.
The lowly cockroach has found yet another way to offend us: by triggering asthma attacks in people with sensitivities, especially kids. Here’s how it works: allergens build up from the insects’ fecal droppings and their shed skin. When these become airborne, they negatively affect the quality of the air in your home or business. Recent studies show prolonged exposure to cockroach allergens can heighten your sensitivity. To top it off, cockroaches like to reproduce, so if you spot one, you’re sure to have many.
No matter how diligent you are about washing your hands and avoiding sick friends, if you have pests in your home, you’re susceptible to disease. Pests can carry all kinds of disease-causing pathogens and bacteria into your home or business and spread them around with their feet, bodies and droppings. Cockroaches alone are known to carry 33 different kinds of bacteria from contact with sewage and other decaying matter, and rodents can transmit pathogens that can cause diseases such as salmonellosis, a form of food poisoning..
Pests can transport many of the bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli. Flies, roaches, rats, mice and ants, for example, walk and feed on filthy items, bring the germs and bacteria into your home or business and deposit them on food and utensils. The ideal scenario is to have them professionally eliminated from your environment but until you do, be sure to keep food containers, dishes and utensils tightly sealed and stored to keep pests and contaminants out.
You know what they say about an ounce of prevention.
Here’s what you can do to help keep pests at bay.