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Pests are one of the biggest concerns for families these days. And if you’ve ever had a pest problem, you know too well that it isn’t easy to get rid of pests.

Even worse, certain bugs carry allergens that remain in their deposits and bites, causing harmful allergic reactions. To avoid these reactions, it is extremely important to get rid of them for good.

Bugs That Are Most Likely To Cause an Allergic Reaction

  • Dust Mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Wasps
  • Bed Bugs

Dust Mites

Dust mites are extremely small creatures that cause rashes on your skin, which leads to extensive itchiness and redness. They mostly feed on dead skin and are found mostly in homes on furniture, carpets, beds, and cupboards. They like to appear in dusty areas and are common in warm climates.

Symptoms

The deposits that dust mites leave behind deposits that include substances that are extremely harmful and can cause inflammation in certain body parts. The symptoms that you may experience are:

  • A stuffy nose
  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Watery Eyes
  • Chest Pain

How To Overcome And Prevent These Symptoms

  1. If there is no improvement in your symptoms, then go and consult a doctor immediately. Doctors can recommend medications, and an allergy shot to help overcome the allergic reaction.
  2. Dust accumulation is common in just about every house, so make sure to get your house cleaned thoroughly daily. Vacuum, dust, mop, and wash your clothes, bedsheets, and pillowcases every day.
  3. Avoid using thick carpets or getting your house carpeted.
  4. Focus on simple ways to protect yourself from coming into contact with the allergy-producing bodies of dust mites. One of the best ways to get immediate relief is to protect your beds with a dust mite cover.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are the most common insects you find in homes. They appear all year round. Cockroach bites are a big threat to children and people who have asthma as it aggregates it. Allergens are abundant in the saliva, body parts and feces of cockroaches.

Symptoms

The symptoms are mostly chronic and long-lasting. In the US, allergies from cockroaches range from 17% to 41%, according to a recent review. Symptoms that you’re most likely to experience are:

  • Blocked Ear
  • Sinus
  • Coughing
  • Nasal infection
  • Skin rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchiness

How To Overcome And Prevent These Symptoms

  1. If you or especially your child has severe asthma, it is important to apply an anti-allergy cream on your skin immediately or go to a skin doctor if the allergy doesn’t settle down.
  2. Cockroaches are usually found roaming around food items or crumbs that are left open, so make sure always to cover or keep your food items in a sealed jar.
  3. Make sure to clean your kitchen and don’t leave crumbs on the ground.
  4. Fix any leakages in pipes
  5. Don’t gather many clothes or papers altogether
  6. Throw away any unnecessary furniture that is not being used and doesn’t leave sockets open.
  7. Get your house fumigated monthly

Wasps

Getting stung or bit by a wasp can cause you a lot of pain, and sometimes you could feel a burning sensation on the spot where it stung you. You will also notice a small drop of blood coming out. There are different types of wasps, such as Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Paper wasps, Red wasps, and many more.  Wasp bites contain venom, which can be very dangerous if you are severely allergic to it.

Symptoms

There are different kinds of symptoms you may experience after getting stung by a wasp. You could experience a small reaction or a large reaction. Small reactions last for a shorter period, whereas large reactions last for days, which could harm your health. The reaction depends if you’re allergic to venom or not. The following symptoms you could experience are:

  • Wheezing
  • Itchiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Swollen lips or face
  • Low or extremely high pulse rate
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lightheaded
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea

How To Overcome And Prevent These Symptoms

There are many ways to deal with the symptoms you’re experiencing.

  1. You should immediately clean the surface of your skin with soap and water
  2. If you’re experiencing too much pain, then take a pain killer. For swelling, apply a cold compressor on the bite for a few minutes.
  3. Some additional home remedies that could help include:
  • Applying vinegar – This helps with the constant itchiness
  • Aloe Vera gel – It acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Baking Soda- Apply it as a paste on the infected area, this helps to relieve the pain
  1. If you have many windows in your house, make sure that you put a net and don’t leave it open. This prevents wasps and other insects from entering inside.
  2. If you or your child is allergic to venom, avoid yourselves from wearing shorts or sleeveless clothes when you get out of the house.
  3. Restrict your child from going out too much to play. Always be aware of the food you eat from outside. Make sure it’s not left out in the open because wasps usually roam around open food items.
  4. If you ever come across a wasp never run in front of it as they have the instinct to run after you in fear of you attacking them, walk away.

Bed Bugs

Beg bugs usually make mattresses, sofas, carpets cupboards, and clothes their abodes. They are small in shape and size, but they suck a lot of blood. They start to occur when the weather temperature rises.

In recent research, a survey filled by pest control professionals, 50% agreed that the most common time for bugs to occur is during the summer. They can easily migrate from one place to another.

Symptoms

You won’t feel the bite of bed bugs instantly until it starts to itch a lot. Here are a few symptoms that you will experience after being bitten by bed bugs:

  • Itchiness
  • Red spots start to occur on your skin in a line
  • Irritability
  • Skin starts to burn because of itchiness

How To Overcome And Prevent These Symptoms

  1. Always ventilate your rooms and let sunlight in as bugs like to appear in places that are dark and closed.
  2. Clothe your whole body while sleeping to prevent any open skin for the bugs to bite on.
  3. Avoid buying second-hand furniture as there is a risk of bugs being present in there or perform a full inspection before buying.
  4. Cut down on your sugar intake as bugs are more attracted to bite on sweet blood.
  5. Bed bugs multiply very fast, so it is very important to get your house fumigated before it gets difficult to get rid of them. You can also use bug repellent sprays, but surprisingly, sprays are not as effective as some simple home remedies for bed bugs can be.

To save yourself and your child from allergic reactions that may cause different kinds of symptoms, immediately get your house fumigated for the removal of pests. Don’t keep delaying, as it will continue to cause you more discomfort in your own house.