As spring slowly gets into full swing across New Mexico, many people have started experiencing seasonal allergies from pollen, dust and pet dander. However, common household pests, which generally increase during the warmer months, can also cause serious and often life-threatening allergic reactions. A new checklist will help you assess the risk and give you tips to reduce allergens of all causes in your home.
Of the homes tested for hidden allergens, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) reports that 82% tested positive for the asthma triggers associated with mice. In addition, 63% of American homes contain allergens from cockroaches, with an increase to 78% to 98% of urban homes testing positive for cockroach allergens.
These allergens may greatly impact the nearly 25 million Americans who suffer from asthma. Of U.S. asthma cases, 60% are related to allergic reactions. By reducing pests in your home, you can also reducing allergens that may aggravate or trigger an asthma or allergic reaction.
The AAFA teamed up with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to educate people on risks posed by common household pests. To view the First Responder video on health concerns related to allergy-related asthma caused by pests, please visit Pestworld.org.Allergens, Allergy-Asthma, Asthma, Cockroach Control, Cockroaches, Mice, Mice Control, New Mexico, Pest Control Albuquerque, Pest Control New Mexico, Pest Exterminator