How Cockroaches Can Trigger Asthma

How Cockroaches Can Trigger Asthma
November 20, 2020 Cure All Pest Control

It’s estimated that around 2.7 million Aussies suffer from asthma, and they will do almost anything to reduce the chances of triggering an asthma attack. At Cure All Pest Control, we strive to provide not only pest-free environments for our customers but a safe and healthy environment. Cockroaches and other pests can be serious allergy triggers, leaving Aussies with chronic illnesses. Read on to find out how this happens, and how to help eliminate the potential of these allergens being in your home. 

You might not actually see cockroaches crawling around your kitchen or other areas of your home, and you certainly won’t see what they are leaving in their tracks. Faeces, exoskeleton, even their saliva can be left all over your home’s floors and surfaces. These remains are serious allergens for those who are not only asthmatic but for people who are allergic to these cockroach excretions. The best method of controlling these excrements is, of course, hiring a professional pest control service, but there are a few things you can do around your home to reduce the likelihood of cockroaches causing allergies and asthma. 

Human Food

Make sure food is stored properly in containers or in the fridge, and not left out as accidental bait for cockroaches. Not only does this reduce the chances of cockroaches helping themselves to a late night dinner but it will also help keep your kitchen and pantry tidy and fresh. 

Pet Food

We are going to bet that your dog or cat’s food bowl is most likely on the floor. Therefore, it’s so important to keep this area clean and make sure your pet isn’t leaving crumbs on the floor; no matter how well they think they’ve licked up every morsel! Especially if you feed your pet wet food or human food, it’s important not to leave their bowl on the floor overnight. An unclean pet food bowl is like a beacon to many pests and leaving it on the floor should be strictly avoided. Remember, the more food a cockroach has available, the higher the chances of faecal matter being left around, which can not only induce but enhance asthma symptoms. 

dog and cat food

Elbow Grease

One of the most successful ways of keeping cockroaches and therefore their asthma-inducing excrement away is ensuring the areas of your home they are most likely to visit or inhabit are kept sparkling clean. This means regular vacuuming and mopping or steam cleaning, and removing all foods and other tempting substances from these areas. Removing the opportunity for cockroaches to become unwanted guests will be your next best defence after hiring professionals. 

We always want to share more advice on how to reduce the chances of cockroaches causing asthma and other allergies. If someone in your home suffers from asthma or other allergies, reach out to us to talk about your pest control options for a safe and healthy home.