Cockroaches and Asthma: How Do Cockroaches Cause Asthma?

November 10th, 2019

If you or your child has asthma, you know that there are a number of things that can bring on an attack or make asthma worse. Allergens like dust mites can inflame allergies and asthma alike. One of the things that many people don’t realize triggers asthma is cockroaches. Learn more about how they affect asthma.

Traces of Cockroaches

Cockroaches by themselves do not pose much of a threat to allergies or asthma, but what accompanies them can definitely trigger allergies and asthma attacks. Cockroaches leave behind saliva, feces, and shedding body parts that can be kicked up into the air during routine cleaning or moving about the house. When these allergens are kicked into the air, they can be breathed in and trigger an allergy or asthma attack.

Getting Rid of Cockroaches

There are a lot of over-the-counter products for getting rid of cockroaches, but they aren’t always effective. Cockroaches are hardy, and they can build up a resistance to these chemicals. In addition, it is not always feasible to leave roach traps or bait all over your home if you have small children or pets. Many people try for months to get rid of them on their own before calling in a professional.

But if you or your child have noticed an increase in allergies or asthma attacks, it is important not to put off getting rid of the cockroaches once and for all. Instead of fighting them for months and adding to the negative environment, hire a professional to take care of the problem quickly.

If you have a problem with cockroaches that is affecting your health or the health of your family, contact us today for more information about how we can help.