Could indoor Pests the Reason in your Allergy and Asthma Symptoms?

With the days get warmer and many people are spending their day in the outdoors, complaining about allergy and asthma symptoms. It’s a common myth that the outdoors is the only issue that pertains to your allergy. Cockroaches, rodents and dust mites — that just might be the reason for all that stuffiness and sneezing. And a lot of times, these creatures can be found indoors.

Here are some measures from to allergy-proof your home this spring:

  • Exclude pests by sealing cracks and gaps in walls and floors using a silicone-based caulk.
  • Maintain the humidity level in the house at about 50 percent by properly ventilating basements and crawl spaces.
  • Vacuum at least once a week and dust hard surfaces frequently using a dust rag or damp cloth.
  • Wipe surfaces daily and dispose of garbage regularly in a sealed trash bin.
  • Encase pillows and mattresses in allergen-proof covers to control dust mites.

You can also contact a licensed pest professional to assess your home or establishment for possible pest infestation.