Cockroach Allergy Treatment & Prevention

When you are suffering from allergies, there is no arguing that it is miserable. The watery eyes, runny nose and itchy throat are torturous. These symptoms are often chalked up to outdoor culprits, but there are actually other causes of these same symptoms. One of them being cockroach infestations. Both cockroaches and dust mites have been linked to causing severe allergies in adults and children. They can even cause problems like asthma if infestations are severe. Eagle Pest Services is here to talk about cockroach allergies and how you can prevent them.


Cockroach Allergens

Allergens are substances that cause an allergic immune reaction in people. Many people are allergic to the protein that is present in cockroaches. It can be found in their body parts, saliva and their waste. If there are dead cockroaches in your home, they can cause allergic reactions in many people.


Cockroach Allergy Symptoms

Cockroach allergies can range in moderate to severe. Here are some of the symptoms that most people experience.

• Runny Nose
• Sneezing
• Itchy, Watery Eyes
• Itchy Nose, Mouth or Throat
• Cough
• Skin Irritations
• Difficulty Breathing
• Chest Tightness & Pain


Treatment for Cockroach Allergies

Obviously, the best thing you can do for cockroach allergies is to avoid them as much as possible. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above you can find relief in several ways. 

• Antihistamines- You can find these in many different forms, and most of them are an over the counter medication. They will work to dry up your runny nose and get rid of the stuffiness that you feel.
• Nasal Corticosteroids- This comes in a spray and will help reduce swelling in nose.
• Decongestants- Another great medication to reduce stuffiness. It can be found in pill, liquid or spray form.


How to Prevent Cockroach Allergies

To avoid the allergies, you need to avoid having an infestation. Vacuuming your home on a regular basis is one of the best ways to keep dust mites and cockroaches at bay. Another tip is to keep your kitchen clean and to not leave food out overnight. If you see any cracks around your windows or doors, you should have them caulked again so that cockroaches can’t gain entrance into your home. Check your home for any leaking pipes or standing water as cockroaches are constantly looking for a water source as well. And lastly, dispose of your trash properly. Cockroaches aren’t picky when it comes to their diet and if your trash isn’t kept in a can with a tight fitting lid, it could be a problem.


Cockroach Control

If you have a cockroach problem that is causing severe allergies for you or someone you love, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Eagle Pest Services for help. We have the training and experience to successfully get rid of this difficult pest. Cockroaches can be a challenge to get under control and when homeowners try to do it on their own, they often fail. Call us today to get rid of your cockroach problem!