1 Out of 5 in US Are Allergic to German Cockroaches
When it comes to allergies, most people look to pollen, dust and pet dander
as the cause. But did you know cockroaches can cause allergies and
aggravate asthma? A recent study conducted by the National Prevalence
and Exposure Risk for Cockroach Allergen in US Households indicates that
nearly 2 out of 3 American homes contain allergens from cockroaches.
That number increases to as many as 9 out of 10 homes in urban areas.
With almost 25 million Americans suffering from asthma which is known to
be allergen driven in 60% of asthma cases, the statistics are staggering.
Let’s break it down. 15 million Americans suffer from allergen related
asthma which means 10 million Americans have cockroach allergens in
their homes. With asthma being the most common chronic disease among
children, hidden allergens from common household pests such as
cockroaches puts them at risk for serious (and potentially life-threatening)
diseases. Symptom of cockroach allergies are chronic stuffy nose, frequent
ear and sinus infections, itchy eyes and nose, a cough that doesn’t go
away, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness.
Help your family breathe easier by calling Vulcan Pest Control for
assistance in getting rid of unhealthy pests and providing you with
information on safeguarding your health.