- Posted by Haggerty Services
- On March 24, 2018
- Healhy Home, Roaches
Not only are roaches, or as we call them here in Florida, “Palmetto Bugs,” unwanted nuisances, they are known to contribute to the cause of asthma in children and adults. So it’s even more important to keep your home clean and free of cockroaches.
Roach feces and debris from decomposing cockroach bodies are tiny enough to become airborne and inhaled into your body. These allergens act like dust mites, aggravating symptoms when they are kicked up in the air. In some people this can signal an allergic reaction resulting in asthma.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:
Common cockroach allergy symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Itchy, red or watery eyes
- Stuffy nose
- Itchy nose, mouth or throat
- Postnasal drip (a flow of mucus from behind your nose into your throat)
- Itchy skin or skin rash
If your cockroach allergy triggers your asthma, you may also experience:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest tightness or pain
- A whistling or wheezing sound when breathing out
- Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
Call Haggerty Services today if you have seen more than one roach in your home. We can help you eliminate the problem and teach you how to prevent them from returning. Your health is too important to ignore!