Everyone know that cockroaches are gross to look at, but did you know that they can also cause serious health issues? These health issues are especially concerning in children, who are especially susceptible to allergens.
Allergens are a substance that the immune system can’t process, causing an abnormal reaction in the body. Unfortunately, cockroaches contain an allergen that affects a large percentage of people. Cockroach waste, body parts, saliva, and even corpses can all trigger an allergic reaction.
Cockroaches can cause coughing, nasal congestion, skin rashes, wheezing, ear infections, and sinus infections.
The National Pest Management Association has reported that 63% of U.S. homes contain cockroach allergens. Things are even worse in urban areas, where the number jumps to between 78% and 98%. This makes cockroaches a serious health concern.
Cockroaches and Asthma
Due to how pervasive cockroaches are in U.S. homes, cockroach allergens are a leading cause of year-round allergy issues and asthma attacks. Asthmatic children are especially susceptible to cockroach allergens. Exposure to cockroach allergens can even result in hospitalization for children with asthma.
How to Fight Cockroach Allergens
Cockroaches can be a serious health concern, especially if you have asthmatic children. Thankfully, Progressive Pest Control is here to help.
Progressive Pest Control is your number one bet for getting rid of cockroaches. Our Atlanta residential pest control services are comprehensive. We offer interior and exterior pest control to rid your home of cockroaches (as well as mites which can also be allergens).