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Dust, pollen, mold, and pet dander are lurking in your home. These coupled with new information regarding the link between allergies and asthma with common house hold pests is a concern for you or any family members suffer from asthma or allergies.

Practicing good sanitation is key to eliminating indoor allergens. Here is a list of activities that can help:

  • Pull out the feather duster and rid your home of dust.
  • Stay on top of the laundry as linens can be a breeding ground for dust and pests.
  • Clean the screen vents on your home’s heating/cooling system monthly.
  • Take out the trash nightly.
  • Regularly vacuum all floors.
  • Clean the kitchen and wipe down counter tops with an antibacterial cleaner.
  • Store leftovers and other food items in air-tight containers.
  • Make sure your home is properly ventilated and the air circulating inside your house contains key allergens.
  • Seal any cracks in walls or door/window frames.
  • Partner with a Pest Management Professional.
  • Consider adding TAP® Pest Control Insulation to your attic to control bugs and protect the health of your home and family.

Allergies and asthma can be a scary diagnosis. The more information you understand of their causes or triggers, the better prevention you and your family can undertake.

Related Articles:

Cockroach Allergy (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)
Insect Allergies (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)
Common Asthma Triggers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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