There are so many types of allergies out there. Most of us are aware of pollen or food allergies, but you’d be surprised to learn that so many more things can cause reactions. As a pest control company, our expertise is in insects and pests. In this blog, we’ll explain the household pests that regularly cause an allergic reaction so you know what to keep an eye out for.
One of the ways insects can cause allergic reactions is through their stings. When insects sting, they inject venom into your body. These substances are toxic and can have a variety of adverse effects on the human body. For some, these effects are heightened by an allergy. Common examples include bees, wasps, and fire ants. In some cases, these can be life-threatening, so take these insects seriously and be careful if you have an infestation. Pest control pros can take care of the issue in a safe manner.
Biting insects work in a lot of the same way as stinging ones. They are more commonplace, but are less likely to cause a life-threatening allergic reaction. Insects that fall into this category include mosquitos, bedbugs, and fleas. It’s common to get a small bit of redness or itchiness, but you likely won’t have issues beyond that. Still, it’s important to keep these pests to a minimum because they can easily affect your comfort level in your home.
You may have thought that stinging and biting were the only ways that an insect could cause an allergic reaction, but you would be wrong! The two main offenders here are cockroaches and dust mites. Both of these pests impact indoor air quality. Shed skin and saliva from these guys get kicked up into the air easily, where they can irritate your breathing or your eyes. They’ve also both been known to cause asthma attacks.
If you’re worried about allergies caused by pests, our local pros would love to help. Give us a call at (479) 332-3745 or fill out an online contact form to request a consultation.