Overall, thinking about asthma and allergies is considered dust, pollen, feathers and fur of pets, but rarely takes into account those nasty black insects found in many homes: the cockroaches! Did you know that you can also cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks? Here we tell you what you can do to keep your home free of cockroaches.
They are undoubtedly one of the less desirable insects and combated: cockroaches! These dark creatures and flat that can be so small as to span the space between the oven door and its frame or to get into the fold of the rubber door that closes the refrigerator, or large enough to that we put goose bumps and you want get on a chair while shouting, because some of them even fly: How horrible!
These insects have survived throughout history – imagine existed since the time of the dinosaurs! – And seem to become increasingly resistant to pesticides.
While cockroaches do not bite, bite, or do damage directly, as with other insects, it is not true that they are completely harmless, as they say that some very loose and relaxed, and mock those who are afraid or simply disgust, “but if they do nothing …”, they say.
Faced with this statement, the next time they tell you that, you have to answer (and see how surprised): Because cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks in people who have a predisposition. Right.
So, it’s risky to have cockroaches at home? It depends, if someone in your household is allergic to them or have asthma, can be risky. And certainly it is not necessary that the place is a dirty place to have cockroaches, they can be installed in homes where there is poor hygiene. Sometimes it may appear from time to time. However, it is important to check that they do not become a pest because once you are at home, they multiply rapidly. And again, if any family members are allergic can suffer.
What can happen? If cockroaches take over your home, can get into food and cause allergic reactions such as itchy skin, itchy throat, nose or eyes, and even trigger asthma attacks, not only because of its presence but their droppings and saliva.
After reading all this information, surely you’re wondering what you can do to fight these invaders. It’s not that complicated. For a cockroach, any piece of matter serves as food: eat crumbs, pet food, dry leaves and garbage. Even if you are hungry, will eat up the glue and the soap!
In addition, cockroaches need water to survive (without it will die in a week) can also swim and stay up to 40 minutes without breathing. So to prevent cockroaches invade you, you can:
- Immediately clean up any spills and crumbs from falling.
- Do not leave open packages of food or candy as roaches can get in and contaminate food.
- Eat when you’re sitting at the table and not get the food out of the kitchen.
- Clean the dishes right after eating.
- Keep dumpsters closed and empty them frequently.
- Prevent water leaks and no water spilled, especially in the kitchen and bathroom.
- Drain the water from the sink after washing dishes.
- Check the boxes and bags before bringing them home and avoid accumulating paper and paperboard.
- Cover cracks or holes in walls, especially near the floor, especially in the bathroom and kitchen.
- Vacuum or sweep areas that may attract cockroaches.
- Use traps or special products to combat cockroaches (if you use a roach killer, be careful that it will not cause allergic reactions).
With these simple steps, now you know what you can do to make your home a place with no roaches, no allergies and without asthma. Hands up! Say goodbye to those nasty insects.