Pests, Allergies, and Prevention | Arrow Exterminating

Pests and Allergies

Ed Robinson | Posted on October 25, 2018

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When you discover pests in your home or business, there’s a good chance that your immediate reaction will be visceral. Let’s face it, insects and other unwelcome crawling things creep us out. But once the initial shock is over, you begin to think about how a pest problem can affect you, and you should contact Arrow Exterminating. Pests can cause damage to your home or business and some pests can bring in unsanitary conditions. Some pests carry diseases and there are other health issues that can be related to contact. One common issue caused by pests is allergies. If you’re prone to allergies, or even if you’re not sure, Arrow wants you to know about pests and allergies.

Arrow Exterminating is the Area Leader in Pest Prevention

If you’re concerned about pests on Long Island or in New York City, call the pest experts at Arrow Exterminating. We’re the area’s leader in pest prevention and pest control. We’re a family run company that’s been in business for 70 years. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we listen to your concerns. Arrow will always do a thorough inspection of your home to look for a problem and we will do what it takes to get rid of an infestation and to protect your home or business from pests of all types, including those that cause allergies.

Pests That Cause Allergies

We’re used to hearing that springtime is “allergy season” but people can have allergic reactions all year round. While you see fewer visible insects during the cold weather months, one category of pest that’s still prevalent this time of year are rodents. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), rodents like mice and rats have been known to trigger allergic reactions when they come in contact with humans. The reactions can be caused by droppings, urine, saliva, and skin. New York City customers should be aware that a study found New York to be the second most rat infested city in the country, behind Chicago.

There are also a variety of insects that cause allergic reactions. Chief among them are cockroaches, which also appear all year round. According to NPMA, over 60 percent of homes in the U.S. contain allergens from cockroaches, and that number can reach as high as 98 percent in urban areas. Cockroaches can cause rashes, ear infections, coughing, congestion and itchy, watery eyes to allergy sufferers and they can also induce asthma attacks.

You also need to be aware of biting insects such as mosquitoes, bedbugs, fleas and some types of flies, as well as stinging insects including yellow jackets, bees, wasps and hornets, all of which can cause allergic reactions. Some of these reactions can be life threatening, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Symptoms can include skin rashes, swelling of the lips tongue or throat, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, dizziness and stomach issues. If this happens, ask for medical attention immediately.

Arrow Exterminating Can Make You Safe from Dangerous Pests

Why worry about the dangers of pests when you can do something about it? Arrow Exterminating will search your home, business or property and find the pests that can cause problem. We’ll then implement a treatment program that will keep you happy and healthy. Contact Arrow today.

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