Have Allergies in Your Home? Pests Might Be to Blame

Here in Roseville, trees, grasses, and flowers are one of the most common causes of allergies for local residents. But what if you are experiencing allergies inside your home or during summer, fall, and winter when pollen isn’t prevalent?

Many bugs, mice, and rats are also common sources of allergens in Roseville, Rocklin, and the surrounding region. When pests infest your home, they can cause ongoing allergies as well as disease and destruction. If you have not been able to determine the source of your indoor allergies, you may have pests.

Types of Pests that Can Cause Allergies

Many people are familiar with the several allergic reactions that can result from a bee sting or wasp sting. But other pests can trigger your allergies just from being in proximity to you for extended periods. These pests include:

  • Roaches – Cockroaches leave behind saliva, droppings, and shed skins in all the areas they travel, forming a sort of dust. As the debris builds up around your home, your family will breathe in this dust. Those who are allergic will start to experience allergy symptoms.
  • Flies – Most of the allergens that come from flies are from the bacteria they carry. When flies move from place to place, they pick up and leave behind bacteria, many of which people are allergic to. All flies can do this, but fruit flies are the type of fly most likely to cause allergic reactions.
  • Rodents – Mice and rats may also bring outside bacteria into your home, as well as leave behind fur, skin cells, droppings, and saliva that can cause allergies for some people in the same way that dogs and cats cause allergies for other people.

The type and severity of your symptoms when living with pests will vary from person to person. For cockroaches, scientists estimate about 60% of the population is allergic. Reactions from flies tend to be rare, but almost every home with a rodent problem will have some form of allergen present.

Common symptoms can include coughing, sneezing, rashes, congestion, and itchy eyes. People who are asthmatic or have an existing respiratory illness may be more affected by pest allergens. Roaches in particular are known to trigger asthma attacks.

If you are experiencing allergies and are unable to determine the cause, look around your home for pest droppings, skins, or nests. Any of these is a good indicator that a pest problem is causing your allergies. Pest control in Roseville is the fastest way to eliminate pests and a thorough cleaning can remove any traces of allergens from your home. Call ADAPT Pest if you suspect bugs, mice, or rats are causing your allergies.

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