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 PestWorld.org 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.