What pests can cause allergic reactions?
Great Expert Tips From… EMPIRE PEST CONTROL EMPIRE PEST CONTROL EXPERT LOCAL PEST CONTROL IN LONDON What pests can cause allergic reactions? From UK Based, Local London Pest Experts Household pests are really, really annoying. But if your one of the thousands of people who suffer from allergies, or respiratory problems, pests in your home can be very dangerous to your health. Pests in the house can leave allergens, triggering serious asthma attacks and skin reactions, such as rashes. WHO SUFFERS FROM ALLERGIES • Children and young adults are more likely to develop allergies when they have regular contact with some household pests. The more contact they have, the higher the chance that they will suffer an allergic reaction at some point in your life. This can include rashes, and serious breathing problems. EMPIRE PEST CONTROL LONDON | www.empirepestcontrol.co.uk | T: 0800 633 5220 or 0203 633 2143
SYMPTOMS • Symptoms can range from a simple runny nose and a small rash of itchy red bumps, to life threatening reactions. Some of us can go into anaphylactic shock, which is deadly. So it’s really vital to keep pests at a minimum in your home through vigilant pest prevention and eradication. WHICH PESTS ARE MORE COMMON • There are a few pests that are more common than others when it comes to causing allergic reactions. The pests listed here are the more known pests that can cause serious reactions for us. The health problems they can cause once they invade your home are also included for you. DUST MITES • Once dust mites are in your home, they will leave droppings and shed their skin. These contain a particular type of protein, which is the main cause of the problem for people who suffer from a dust mite allergy. Once the proteins enter your body, they trigger a serious reaction. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR EXPOSED TO DUST MITES • These reactions result in an inflammation in the nose, lungs and eyes. Exposure to dust mites will make these symptoms increase, and can cause long lasting damage to your health. Prolonged allergic reactions from dust mites in the lungs can cause serious breathing problems for the rest of your life. COCKROACHES • The faeces, saliva and dead bodies of cockroaches is what triggers allergic reactions from sufferers. People who have asthma are also far more likely to have a symptom increase. They can also suffer from itchy skin and eyes. They may also experience breathing difficulties, and cockroaches can trigger asthma attacks. EMPIRE PEST CONTROL LONDON | www.empirepestcontrol.co.uk | T: 0800 633 5220 or 0203 633 2143
BEES • If you already have an allergy to bee stings, it is life threatening if you are stung. People who suffer from these allergies always carry medication with them, like an epi pen. Once a bee has stung someone who is allergic to it, they need to seek immediate medical attention. HOW TO AVOID BEING STUNG • If you have an allergy to bee stings, you can take precautions to avoid being stung. Brushing them gently off your skin instead of swatting at them may stop them from stinging you. Doing this will stop them from feeling so threatened, so they won’t want to attack and sting. PREVENTION IS KEY • Try to avoid wearing bright colours outside in the summer, and using strong smelling perfumes too. This will make you less attractive to bees and wasps. Lastly, don’t expose your bar skin if possible when you know bees will be outdoors. This is obviously more common in the summer months. WHAT TO DO NEXT • There are plenty of treatments available for allergies. The best way to deal with symptoms is to remove the problem altogether. If you know you have a pest infestation, call in the professional pest controllers right away. This will reduce the chances of having any type of reactions to pests. EMPIRE PEST CONTROL LONDON | www.empirepestcontrol.co.uk | T: 0800 633 5220 or 0203 633 2143