Three Pests That Trigger Allergies & Asthma In Jacksonville

March 15, 2021

Do you suffer from allergy symptoms? Are there times when you have a persistent cough, itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion, sinus infections, ear infections, rashes, or respiratory issues? Do you relate these symptoms to hay fever, asthma, or seasonal allergies? You should be aware that it is possible to have allergies that stem from a pest problem. In our Jacksonville area, we have three pests that can trigger allergies. Let's take a look at them.

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1. Rodents

You're probably aware that people can be allergic to cats and dogs, but are you aware that it is possible to be allergic to mice and rats? Yup. It's true. If rodents get into your Jacksonville home, they can trigger allergies. As they move through your walls and run around in your ventilation system, their shed hairs, saliva, urine, and feces can be a source of air contamination and lead to trouble with allergies.

2. Dust Mites

A home can have hundreds and even thousands of dust mites in it. The proteins on the skin of these microscopic arachnids, as well as their droppings, can cause you to have an increase in allergy symptoms. If you find yourself sniffing a lot, all year long, it may be connected to dust mites in your home. Even the cleanest of homes can have a dust mite problem.

3. Cockroaches

A very common pest in our Jacksonville area is the cockroach. If you have a roach infestation in your home, one of the first warning signs is an increase in allergy symptoms. Roaches shed their skins several times as they develop from eggs to adults. Their saliva and droppings can also trigger allergies. In a recent study, it was shown that hospitalizations for asthma-related symptoms significantly increased in homes that had roach infestations. It has also been proven conclusively that asthma morbidity is strongly associated with exposure to cockroaches. You should never allow cockroaches to live with you, especially if you suffer from asthma.  

How To Combat Pests That Trigger Allergies

You can have an impact on common household pests that trigger allergies long before they get into your Jacksonville home. At Lindsey Pest Services, we offer three plans that work to stop pests before they get into your home. Our residential plans provide your Jacksonville home year-round perimeter protection and coverage for over 30 pests. 

Good — Get quarterly visits and coverage for over 30 common pests with our basic, entry-level pest control. With this plan, you get the best possible control for general pests.

Better — Step up to this plan to include rodent control. This plan provides ongoing monitoring of rodent pressures around your home and helps to prevent mice and rats from getting into your home.

Best — When it comes to pests that trigger allergies, you won't need our Best pest control plan. But, if you're concerned about fire ants, mosquitoes, and scorpions, or you want ongoing protection from subterranean termite damage, it is worth taking the short step up to invest in this plan.

There are many things that can cause allergies. Consider investing in year-round, always active pest control for your Jacksonville home to remove one possible trigger, and enjoy all of the many other benefits. We have many pests in our area that can harm us, make us sick, and damage our properties.

If you're ready to take the next step, reach out to us. The service team here at Lindsey Pest Services is looking forward to providing you with the friendliest and most effective pest control available. You don't have to live with pest-related allergies. Get relief today.


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