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Could Pests Cause Allergies or Asthma?!

The spring season is challenging for the more than 100 million Americans who suffer from allergies and asthma. Consequently, May has been designated. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has designated April National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

Escondido CA, your neighborhood pest, mosquito, and termite control – and grounds care – specialist, is assisting by teaching our clients about pests like cockroaches, dust mites, and rodents, which may aggravate asthma and allergy problems in their homes. We also provide some precautionary measures.

Everyone knows that cockroaches and rodents are dirty and filled with germs. However, you may be unaware that they may pose significant and even life-threatening threats to people. Cockroach allergens are detected in 63% of American homes, most of which are introduced by cockroach saliva, droppings, or exoskeletons shed during molting.

  • Cockroach saliva, droppings, decaying corpses, and shed skins contain proteins known to induce allergies and aggravate asthma symptoms.
  • Children are especially susceptible to allergic and asthmatic reactions to cockroach infestations. based on data from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one
  •  in every five children in the United States is allergic to cockroaches.
  • Cockroaches carry 33 different diseases, claims the National Pest Management Association. 
  •  Different germs, including E. coli and Salmonella, six parasitic worms, and over seven illnesses affect humans.
  • Among other stinging insects, yellowjackets, wasps, bees, and fire ants may cause disastrous reactions in those whose immune systems react to the venom. Itching, hives, and other allergic reaction signs response include
  •  shortness of breath, and even anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal severe allergic reaction.


To prevent allergies related to pests, there are things you can do to lessen your exposure to allergens produced by bugs. Escondido Pest Control suggests the following actions:

Keep your living space clean: Clean your house often to eliminate allergies. To remove dust, pet dander, and insect residue, periodically vacuum rugs, carpets, and upholstery.

Maintaining good hygiene: Regularly wash your bedding, curtains, and plush toys in hot water to get rid of dust mites 

 and allergy triggers. Cleaning your dogs’ bedding often can help minimize pet dander, a common allergen.

Seal pest entry points: Look around your home for any openings that pests may exploit to enter. Seal up these access points to keep pests away and reduce your chance of being exposed to allergies.

Eliminate excess moisture: Keep your home dry and well-ventilated to prevent mold and other pests like dust mites and cockroaches. Use dehumidifiers in areas with a lot of water, such as restrooms or crawlspaces.

Use allergen-proof covers: Cover your pillows, mattresses, and box springs with allergen-proof covers to prevent dust mites from settling in and causing allergies.

Avoid clutter: Reduce the amount of clutter in your home since it provides places for dust to collect and a place for pests to hide. By keeping things neat and organized, allergen buildup is reduced.

Take out the trash: Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids and dispose of rubbish as soon as possible to avoid attracting pests like cockroaches.

Control outdoor pests: You can maintain the appeal of your yard by trimming bushes and trees away from your home. Remove any sources of food that may serve as insect magnets and any areas with standing water.

If you think you may have a pest allergy, Escondido Pest Control advises that you speak with a doctor. They can provide precise diagnosis, advice, and treatment recommendations for managing allergies.

If your insect issue or allergies continue, call California’s dependable, approachable pest management specialist at (619) 900-6771 or Visit us in our website We can evaluate the issue and provide practical, needs-specific solutions for pest control.

The pest control experts at Escondido Pest Control appreciate your assistance in preventing unwelcome pests from entering your house and yard until the next time.