The Penn state college of agriculture issued a new factsheet about the pests, pesticides and asthma.
Cockroach allergens are the most common asthma trigger According the factsheet, cockroach shed skin, leave feces , and when dead their bodies turn into dust and all these things can trigger an asthma attack.
Mice can cause asthma The study also showed that mice shed their hair and produce waste products that trigger asthma.
Pesticides are one of triggers of asthma According to the Environment and protection agency, pesticides are one of the pollutnats of air and they can trigger asthma. They recommend that children exposure to pesticides should be limited.
how to control pests the factsheet recommend the following methods to control pests:
Keeping watch put small sticky traps or glue boards in most susceptible areas like the kitchen, bathroom and the bedroom.
prevent pests access cover all the cracks and hole wich the pests use to hide. Use stainless steel or copper mesh to plug the hole and a silicone chaulk to seal it. watch the areas where pipe and wires come in through the wall. Use good window screens.
Prevent shelter Get rid of newspapers, old clothes and cardboard boxes where pests can hide.
Prevent food sources Store food in plastic or glass containers. use a trashcan with a tight fitting lid and empty it regularly.don't leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight. Eat only in designated areas and not all over the house. Clean under the fridge and oven.
Stop water leak fix any water leak