Cockroaches trigger asthma

Cockroaches and Asthma

Nobody likes cockroaches. They are creepy, sneaky, dirty, and have way too many legs. We all wish we didn’t have to come across them scuttling away when we turn the kitchen lights on. However, they’re a fact of life that are sometimes very hard to get rid of.

We know they bring dirt and diseases into our home, which is why we do our best to keep them away. But did you know that cockroaches can also be a cause or trigger for asthma sufferers?

There has been numerous studies conducted on the correlation between asthma and cockroaches which show that some asthma sufferers are susceptible to a reaction from breathing in the excrement and dust from decaying cockroaches.

An asthma attack can be triggered by non-allergic factors such as exercise or the cold, and others are due to an allergic reaction in the bronchial tube caused by things such as cat dander or pollen. Some asthmatics can also have an allergic reaction to cockroaches.

German cockroaches are one of the most common causes of the reaction and are also the most common cockroaches to infest a home.

If you are someone with asthma or you have an asthmatic child, you should get your home checked and treated for cockroaches regularly to make sure your family is safe. Sometimes, by the time you see one or two, there is already a problem. Also, the longer you leave the infestation, the harder it becomes to eradicate.

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