Pest Bites Allergies
What if you are sleeping peacefully and wake up with sores and severe allergies on your body. It is probably an allergy reaction due to the bite of the bed bugs. One of the biggest living problems in Singapore’s household and commercial areas is pests infestation. You will find them everywhere, especially in mattresses, kitchen gutters, pantry, cold areas of food storage or anywhere you can expect.
The Pest Control Company’s Pest management makes sure to take all possible steps to eradicate these tiny creatures. There are two significant goals of pest control in Singapore.
- Pest control
- Find the ways to eradicate them and to educate people on prevention
Education gives you a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of pest bites and allergies. It also helps you to take measures for pest control.
Allergies caused explicitly due to the pest bite are pest allergies. Allergy itself is something that is just an immune response of the human body against ALLERGENS. The reaction (allergy) could be headache, sneezing, itching, or any other symptom, depending on the cause. In Singapore, many cases come to hospitals to seek treatment from allergies.
One of the biggest causes of allergy in Singapore is the dust mite. You will be shocked to know that 8 or 9 out of every ten people in Singapore develop this allergy. Furthermore, you can’t see these dust mites because they are small in size. Remember, a pillow on which you lay your head on can have millions of dust mites.
Different Signs of Pest Allergies:
Different pests cause different allergy symptoms. Some of the allergy signs induced by different pests are:
Allergy Signs due to Dust Mites:
Dust mites and their feces are the reason behind the allergy signs in human beings. These mites don’t need your blood to live on. They feed on Dander, shredded dead skin cells of humans.
These are the major cause of triggering asthma, not only in Singapore but all over the world. Some of the signs of allergy due to dust mites are:
- Runny nose
- Red or watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
You should head straight to the hospital if you have asthma. Dust mite allergy can worsen your condition, in some cases, it can be fatal.
How to Get Rid of It?
These are very challenging pest even for pest control agencies. Some of the ways to decrease dust mites are:
- Decrease humidity
- Keep your windows clean
- Clean your bed sheets and pillow covers every week with warm water
- Keep your bedsheets or blankets in plastic covers.
- Remove carpets from home
Allergy Signs due to Bed Bug Bites:
- Itchy arms, neck, and legs due to bug bites
- Skin rashes and boils
- Anaphylactic shock
- Tightness in the chest
- Sleep deprivation
Many people don’t get severe symptoms. But those who already are asthma patients, their exposure to bed bugs can be dangerous.
Allergy Signs due to Rodents:
Rats and mice are the main rodents that you will find basically everywhere. Recent studies have shown that particular proteins in the urine of rats cause allergies. As soon as the human body is exposed to rat allergens for the first time, the IgE antibody is sensitized. It causes the release of histamine. Multiple exposures to rat allergens ultimately cause rhinitis. Initial signs of allergy due to rats are:
- Itchy nose and throat
- Facial pain
Termites are famous as wood insects, they can also cause allergies. The signs are the same as that of other insects. They are adding allergens to the environment, forcing humans to breathe bad air.
Allergy Signs due to Insect Bites:
Those houses which have carpets become the cause of insect and dust allergies. Other than that, you will find small cockroaches and insects in the kitchen, washrooms, pantry. Their feces contain allergens and an odd odor that creates a bad environment in the house.
Small children, even adults, are susceptible to their allergens. Here are some of the signs of allergy due to insects:
- Itching at site of insect bite
- Small or cluster of bristles
- Anaphylaxis (although it is not common) life-threatening reaction.
How to Confirm the Cause of Allergy?
Our body has a unique immune system. It shows different responses to different allergens (foreign substances released from pests or their bites). There are various tests to identify the cause of allergies.
- Blood test
- Specific IgE test
- Patch test
Role of Pest Control Agencies:
Pest control agencies in Singapore are working not only for pest control but for the safety of the people.
- Educate people about allergies so that they can get medications on time.
- Find the holes, cupboards, furniture, and other places of pests. Eventually, try to eradicate the pests.
- Spray with pesticides, if needed.
- Make sure to keep your place pest-free.
They also guide you on how to keep your place clean. They keep in touch and ask about pest conditions, if any.
Make your environment hygienic:
One of the top ways to keep your surrounding pest-free is cleanliness. You can obtain it by following ways:
- Keep your furniture clean.
- Keep your room airy.
- Try to open all windows of a home in the daytime, so that wind and light can pass.
- Keep an eye on any pest signs like insect or rat feces.
- Spray your living area and bedrooms with an excellent fragrance to remove the foul odor of pests.
Try not to use pesticides on your own. Engage a professional pest control if needed. As these chemicals are hazardous for health. Some people and most children become sick if exposed to pesticides. These can trigger more symptoms like
- Abdominal cramps
- Throat itching and
- Chest tightening
Conclusion: The experience of pest management in Singapore has revealed that asthma is a significant respiratory disease caused by pest allergens. Either it is dust mite, rat, cockroach, or any other insect, all of these cause allergies that ultimately cause respiratory infections. Pest control is necessary. Pest control agencies are taking part in controlling these hazardous pests. Pests are not only dangerous for health but also destroy property and food. Hygiene is the key to get pest-free space. For more information about Pest Control, please visit The Pest Control Company.