What is the connection between pests and asthma in children?

Cockroaches are a leading trigger of allergies and asthma attacks. The pests' saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies contain allergen proteins known to trigger allergies and increase the severity of asthma symptoms, especially in children.

How can professional pest control help alleviate asthma?

Proper pest control will help prevent or remove pests that can trigger asthma. A pest management professional (often referred to as an exterminator) can inspect a home for these pests, treat eliminate them and provide homeowners with recommendations to prevent reinfestation.

What are cockroach/mouse allergens? What is it in these pests that causes the problem?

Allergens include pest "frass," or carcasses, feces and other debris.

What happens after you control the pests? If the frass is left behind, won’t it pose a health risk also?

The residual frass is still an allergen, even after the pests are removed. A pest control professional can remove the frass as well.

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