Tuesday, May 07, 2019 12:57 AM

COULD PESTS BE TRIGGERING YOUR ASTHMA AND ALLERGY SYMPTOMS?

FAIRFAX, Va.--([1])--For more than 30 years, May has been designated Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, as its a peak season asthma and allergy sufferers. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA[2]), more than 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies, 6 million of those people being children. As such, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA[3]) is educating homeowners on how to prevent allergen buildup in their own homes.

While most people associate allergies and asthma with sensitivities to pollen and grass, there are many things indoors that could act as triggers as well, said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. Common household pests including rodents, cockroaches and dust mites can all exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children. Controlling pests inside the home is key to staving off potential reactions.

A 2014 survey[4],conducted by AAFAwith ...

News source: Business Wire

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