The Ugly Truth About Cockroaches and Asthma

The sight of a cockroach scampering across the floor is enough to cause fear and anxiety in most people.  Cockroaches are not only unpleasant to look at, they can also carry disease and cause health issues.

A cockroach infestation can trigger allergies.  Shedding body parts, feces and saliva that become airborne can also induce asthma.  These particles can also get embedded in fabric like couches, bedding and pillows where it may be inhaled.  Inhaling this matter can contribute to worsening asthma symptoms or the onset of asthma, in some cases.

Asthma induced allergy symptoms can include: coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing.  Allergy induced symptoms caused by cockroaches are identical to asthma.  During these asthma attacks, the bronchial tubes narrow, due to them becoming swollen and inflamed, causing extra mucus production. Symptoms could be relatively minor or can be life threatening, depending on the severity.  Children also seem to be affected more than adults by asthma which can be induced by cockroaches.

Your health is one of the most important things to preserve in life.  Cockroach infestation can occur not only in visible places in your home, but also in the walls which can cause issues.  If you’re concerned that you have a cockroach infestation, please contact us to help rid you of this problem.

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