Ah-Choo! Pests Affect Allergies, Too!

Affect Allergies Too

When springtime rolls around, we’re often greeted with the familiar sheen of pollen on our cars and stashes of Kleenex in every room of the house. When it comes to household items, we all know that blooming plants and shedding pets can be the cause of a lot of runny and itchy noses. But, have you ever thought that pests might be causing you to sneeze? A lot of common pests, like roaches and rodents, can make your allergies act up, too. The Clark Exterminating team is here to make you aware of some of those pests that can cause more problems than home damage and just grossing you out.

 

Cockroaches
Let’s be honest, cockroaches are gross. What’s worse, they can cause a whole host of problems for anyone who is prone to allergies or suffers from allergies. Cockroach waste and their bodies (dead or alive) can cause allergic reactions and cause asthma symptoms and asthma attacks, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Cockroaches are known for the germs they can spread to food and your home. Don’t hesitate to have a pest control expert (from Clark Exterminating, of course) come out to your home for an inspection if you see the smallest sign of a pest problem. The best way to eradicate this problem is to treat your home for roaches.Rodents
No one wants to see a rat in his or her home. Some people might be allergic to rodents, just like a dog or cat. While the dander of rats and mice can cause your allergies to act up, their waste, hair, and saliva can also cause issues. If you’ve got rodent allergies, you might notice a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, itching, or coughing, just to name a few. If you see any evidence of a rodent infestation, it’s best to take care of the problem when it is small, because a small rodent problem can turn into a big one in a hurry.

Fungus
It might seem odd to get advice about fungus from a pest control company. However, rest assured that our Clark Exterminating team is well equipped to assist when we run into these unpleasant surprises (which seems to be happening quite a bit lately). When we do a termite inspection, we check all over your home for places where termites could hide. Oftentimes, termites like to hang out in places that you might not visit that often, such as under your home.

Inhaling any form of fungus can cause your allergies to act up. Like the previously mentioned problems fungus can cause you to sneeze, have a runny nose, itchy eyes, and cough. If one of our inspectors sees mold or fungus around your home, we’ll take care of the pests and we can point you in the right direction to someone who can help you with a solution for removing the rotten situation.

If you are experiencing any of these side effects, it wouldn’t hurt to have a pest inspection at your home. We serve customers all over Arkansas and would love to be your one-stop-shop for your pest control needs. Give us a call for a quote today.

Little Rock and North Little Rock: (501) 758-0322
Benton: (501) 776-1388
Conway: (501) 329-0396
Hot Springs: (501) 623-2355

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