Many people think that asthma and allergies are two entirely different things with similar symptoms, namely – they both cause inflammation of bronchial tubes and airways so that the passages to the lungs become inflamed and swollen. And yes, the fact is that both asthma and allergies cause shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and sometimes chest tightness and pain. What people don’t understand, however, is that a respiratory allergy actually is asthma – its just asthma that’s been triggered by inhaling an allergen of some kind. This is why reducing the number of allergens in your home is so important if you have respiratory ailments. Allergens are comprised of pet dander, pollens, dust mites, mold, and – unfortunately – cockroaches! Cockroaches are one of the biggest causes of allergic asthma attacks, whether they’re alive or dead. A cockroaches saliva, feces, urine, and – unfortunately – decomposing bodies all become part of the miniscule particles of “allergens” that inhabit our home. What’s worse is that children are particularly vulnerable to this particular type of allergen, another thing most people aren’t aware of. If you spot even one cockroach – it’s a bad sign, because where there is one, there are always more, so it’s best to be proactive about preventing infestations of this kind. A-One Exterminators have a number of different pest protection programs for your home and family. Call us and let us set you up on a bug-free schedule today!
Things You Don’t Want to Know About – But Should – Asthma, Allergies, and – Cockroaches!