It might not be springtime, but the fall brings about many irritating allergy triggers. For many New Jersey residents, autumn means misery inducing wheezing, coughing, a stuffy nose, sneezing, and red and swollen eyes. Fall allergens are in abundance because of the mold that forms on the piles of damp leaves that gather in yards and along streets everywhere. Ragweed and even dust mites are also a huge problem for allergy sufferers this time of year. These are known culprits that can cause serious problems for someone who suffers from seasonal allergies; but often times there is a hidden danger lurking within homes or businesses that folks don’t know about.
Cockroach allergies were first discovered in 1943 when cockroaches crawled on a person and a skin rash immediately appeared. It was not until 1959 that a skin test confirmed the cockroach allergies existed. Cockroach allergens are produced from the bodies, feces, and saliva of cockroaches. In the 1970’s, studies confirmed that cockroach allergies can trigger acute asthma attacks in some people, especially children and the elderly.
Once you have a cockroach infestation in your New Jersey home or business, it is wise to hire a NJ pest control professional to provide treatment to get rid of the bugs instead of trying to treat them yourself. Cockroaches are very stealthy creatures. Many people who have used grocery store type bug bombs have been unsuccessful at killing cockroaches because they are able to detect the pesticide, hold their breath, and run out of harms way. Bug bombs are also known to cause trouble for allergy and asthma sufferers. Studies have shown that for every one cockroach that you do see in your home or business, there is likely another 800+ roaches that are well hidden from your view. It is also estimated that between 78% and 98% of urban homes in the United States have a cockroach infestation problem.
Don’t take a chance of letting your New Jersey cockroach infestation make you or a family member sick. If you have a cockroach infestation in your home or business, contact a licensed NJ pest control professional to eradicate the bugs before they can multiply any further.