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Have you noticed that your child’s once-runny nose and watery eyes have escalated to difficulty breathing or even asthma? Have the doctor’s visits become more frequent – yet no cure seems to be absolute? If your child is constantly sick, has developed asthma or asthma symptoms have worsened, it may be due to the fact that there is a connection between pests and asthma. Some of the most commonly found household bugs and rodents are known to worsen allergy and asthma symptoms and even cause asthma development. Here are the worst of the worst pests when it comes to the overall effects they have on your child’s health.


As if they weren’t already unpleasant to look at, these little (or should I say big) guys are the most common and severe pest when it comes to negative effects on a child’s respiratory system. They are even known to cause the development of asthma in children, as long as at least one of their parents has dealt with asthma or allergy symptoms. This reason alone is why it is so important to maintain a pest-free environment for you and your family.


Mice & Rats

The effect these sneaky rodents have on your allergies is simply based on if you are allergic to them or not. We understand that it is highly unlikely you or your child has had a test to measure the severity of your mice and rat allergy. However, these rodents are a common allergy – and if you notice that your child’s asthma attacks are much worse at home, then it is likely a result of a rodent allergy. We suggest calling out a professional pest service like Apple Pest Control as soon as possible.


Dust Mites

It shouldn’t come as breaking news to hear that dust worsens asthma and allergy symptoms. What many people forget is that wherever the dust is, so are the mites. These microscopic bugs feed on dust and dead skin. Many people are allergic to the mite’s body and poop, making them one of the most common contributors to year-round allergy symptoms.


Tell allergies and asthma goodbye, and call out Apple Pest Control Today!