Finding pests scurrying in your kitchen or popping up in your closets is deeply unpleasant. Their appearance is disgusting, and they disturb the cleanliness and comfort of your home. In different ways, they introduce contaminants and destroy your property. On top of that, they sometimes trigger allergic reactions.
The Impact of Pests on Allergies
The following are some of the allergy-inducing pests that invade Texas homes:
Along with being repulsive and difficult to kill, roaches are notorious for their effects on human health. They carry bacteria that can contaminate your food. They also provoke allergic reactions, including coughing, sneezing, and rashes. Sometimes, they trigger asthma attacks, making it hard for you to breathe.
The main problem with silverfish is property destruction, particularly anything made of fabric or paper. In some people, they also provoke an allergic reaction. Their droppings and shed skin can lead to respiratory issues.
These aggressive and venomous insects deliver painful stings. A sting leads to a red welt, blistering, itchiness, and possible swelling in most cases. But some people suffer anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. They break out into hives, experience facial swelling, and struggle to breathe and swallow.
If you get bitten by a flea, the flea’s saliva triggers an unpleasant response from your body. An itchy, red bump at the location of the bite is a typical reaction, and a rash and swelling may accompany the itchiness. Sometimes, people have a severe flea allergy that results in anaphylaxis.
Mosquitoes are notorious disease carriers. But even when they don’t transmit disease, their bites are unpleasant, leaving bumpy and itchy spots on your body. Some people experience stronger reactions to mosquito bites, including a more pronounced redness and swelling, a low fever, and swollen lymph nodes. In rare cases, the result of mosquito bites is anaphylactic shock.
There are different varieties of ticks, and they present different problems when they multiply on your property. One tick species can give you Lyme disease, which leads to serious health complications if left untreated. A bite from another tick may cause you to develop a lifelong allergy to red meat.
Along with these problems, some people have an allergic reaction to the bite of the tick itself. The reaction can range from mild inflammation to anaphylaxis.
Getting Rid of Pests in Your Texas Home
For each type of pest, there are specific techniques for fighting infestations and preventing invasions of your home and property. There are also some general steps you can take to minimize the chances of a pest problem. These include:
Whether it’s a pile of boxes in your garage or a pile of wood in your yard, pests like to find shelter in clutter, particularly if the objects have been sitting around untouched for months or years.
Maintaining a Neat Yard
This includes removing patches of weeds, keeping your lawn trim, and ensuring there aren’t stagnant pools of water on your property.
Sealing Holes and Cracks
Pests can easily enter your home through the foundation, roof, doors, windows, and other entrance points. It’s essential to repair cracks, eliminate the gaps around windows, fix torn screens, and take other steps to block entry.
Fixing Plumbing Problems
Pests love finding new sources of water. If you have a leak in your walls or under your kitchen sink, your home will attract more pests.
Storing and Disposing of Food Properly
Keep your food in the fridge or sealed containers that pests can’t chew their way into. Also, dispose of your garbage regularly, and make sure to seal the bags and secure the lid tightly on bins.
Working with professional exterminators is often the best way to fight existing pest problems and prevent future infestations. You’ll receive pest solutions tailored to your particular situation, and you’ll enjoy the services of professionals who have the most effective tools and techniques. You can call us at 800-903-1460 or contact us through our site.