Roaches and Allergy / Asthma – A MUST Read for Parents

In a recent survey of allergists from across the United States, 97% of respondents said they believe a pest-free home is an important step in preventing asthma and allergy symptoms.

The survey, conducted jointly by the National Pest Management Association and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, revealed that aside from dust mites, cockroaches are the most problematic household pest for patients suffering from asthma or allergies. Rounding out the top three allergy-inflaming pests are rodents and stinging insects.

First reported back in the 1940’s, cockroach allergies are most common in urban areas. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates 23% to 60% of urban residents with asthma are sensitive to the cockroach allergen.

Cockroaches are one of the oldest and most adaptable pests pest professionals are asked to eliminate from homes and businesses.

A cockroach’s food tastes can be described accurately in one word – all-encompassing. Cockroaches eat just about anything including decaying matter such as food, garbage, feces and the like. They also enjoy strength in numbers; did you know a female German cockroach and her offspring can produce over 30,000 little cockroaches in one year. So, the sighting of one cockroach is nothing to sneeze at.

The allergens these filthy pests leave behind in homes linger in the air or settle in house dust. They become airborne when the air is stirred up by movement like children playing or running through the house.

PLUS Roaches spread 33 types of bacteria including E-coli and Salmonella!

Call AAA Pest Control today and keep your home safe for you and your loved ones! “You call TODAY …We come TODAY” (954) 771-3400

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