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The Link Between Pests and Seasonal Allergies

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Springtime is almost here, which also means that seasonal allergies have returned. For some, the symptoms of seasonal allergies can be mild, but for others, it can mean congestion, coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes. While the cause of seasonal allergies is usually pollen and dust, many don’t realize that having a pest infestation in your home can worsen your symptoms. Let’s examine why this is the case and why calling a pest control company to remove pests is essential.

The Dangers of Pest Infestations

Having pests in your home can be more than just a nuisance—it can also be dangerous for your health. Rodents like rats and mice carry diseases such as salmonella and E. coli, while insects like cockroaches and flies spread bacteria that cause food poisoning. Additionally, pests like ticks and fleas pose the risk of transmitting Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever to humans if they bite us.

But even more concerning is that these same pests produce droppings that contain proteins called allergens, which can trigger allergic reactions in humans when inhaled or ingested. These allergens have been linked with symptoms similar to those caused by seasonal allergies—including sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes—so if you suffer from allergy-like symptoms during springtime without apparent explanation, it’s worth considering the possibility of an infestation in your home.

Why Calling a Pest Control Company Is Important

When it comes to pest removal services, DIY solutions aren’t enough; not only do most DIY sprays fail to eliminate entire colonies of pests at once (which means there could still be pockets of infestation left behind), but they also often contain dangerous chemicals like ammonia or bleach which could be harmful to humans if not used properly. That’s why it’s best to call a professional pest control company; they will use specialized equipment, such as fogging machines, to penetrate deep into corners where pests are hiding and eliminate them quickly and effectively without risking further harm to you or your family members. Plus, their technicians will also provide valuable advice on how to prevent future infestations, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with this issue again anytime soon!

Seeking Professional Pest Control

It is important for homeowners who suffer from seasonal allergies (or think they may have an infestation) to contact a professional pest control company right away in order to minimize any potential health risks posed by an infestation. Not only do these companies possess tools that allow them to effectively remove any existing colonies of pests without putting anyone in danger, they will also provide useful advice on how best to prevent future infestations so you won't have to deal with this same problem again anytime soon! Taking action now could save you both time and money down the line!

For all of your pest control needs and questions, contact Modern Exterminating Co Inc at (803) 205-2744!