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An Overview about Common Insect Allergies from a Pest Control Professional

by Holly

Pest control professionals have the most up-to-date information about what is and aren’t harmful to humans and where to go if you are suffering from an insect bite. Every day, new insects that weren’t identified before appear in the United States. So there is never a shortage of new things for consumers to be concerned about or for Pest Control Services to protect against. In addition, insect allergies are one of the most common concerns that people with asthma face today. 

One of the most common insects to trigger allergies are flying insects. These insect and pollination allergies symptoms are not seasonal and can occur periodically throughout the year. Symptoms of insect baited to humans include red and itchy bumps, rashes and swellings, coughing, wheezing, or sudden and unexplained fatigue. Allergic reactions to general environmental factors may also be present in some cases. As a result, many people believe that a bug infestation is a sign of poor health or something wrong with their environment. 

  • Insect Stings

Bee stings, wasp stings, and ant bites can cause individuals to experience many symptoms, including flushing, itching, and swelling in the affected area. This type of reaction is known as a histamine reaction. Allergic reactions are caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to a foreign substance that has entered it. 

  • Insect Bites

A bee sting can be very dangerous to a person of any age and should be taken seriously. If you or your child have been stung by a bee, you should seek medical attention immediately. Insect bites are more than just irritation. They carry the risk of bacterial infection and insects carrying diseases like the Hanta Virus and West Nile Virus.

  • Plant Pollen

Individuals sensitive to pollen may experience similar symptoms to those caused by insect bites, such as; redness, itching, swelling, and irritation. 

  • Dust Mites

These microscopic parasites flourish in warm, moist environments. They live in mattresses, sofas, pillows, and carpets. A significant cause of asthma in children, thousands of people are diagnosed with dust mite allergies each year. Mold and mildew can also trigger allergies.

  • Molds

Molds are microscopic fungi that can be present in places such as your shower, bathroom, kitchen, and indoor plants. Mold contains spores that humans quickly inhale. Symptoms of a mold allergy include runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, and various other allergic symptoms.

  • Cat Hair

As many cat owners know, their pets’ fur can have an allergenic reaction in some people. Other individuals may experience rashes and allergies to animal dander found in the air.

  • Pet Dander

Cat and dog hair, feathers, saliva, and other allergens can be inhaled when petting your pets. The allergens are then transferred to the skin of your hands or the folds of your clothing, where they can persist for days or weeks. 

  • Insect Hatching

Allergies caused by hatchling insects can be extremely severe in some people, causing a rash, swelling, headache, and fatigue. The dermatophytes are a group of bacteria that causes allergic reactions.

  • Mite Bites

Mites and Ticks are microscopic arachnids that can cause a variety of allergic symptoms including, itchy red rashes, swelling, and mild rashes on the face and neck.

  • Chiggers

These tiny arachnids feed on the blood of migrating birds and rodents. Their bites are very itchy and can cause individuals to scratch their skin until they bleed. Those who have had a chigger bite have reported a variety of symptoms including, itching, swelling, sneezing, and itchy welted redness.

  • Insect Tracking Pheromones

Insect tracking pheromones are released by female insects to attract males. Females produce these pheromonal attractants, and their bodies release them when they are near males. Individuals who are allergic or sensitive to insect tracking pheromones will experience allergic symptoms such as itching.

  • Stinging Insects

Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets are common stinging insects that are so powerful that people can die from a single sting. So, you can imagine some people’s reactions when they get stung by these animals because it is a severe allergic reaction caused by the release of large amounts of histamine.

Once again, the fact that this is a common problem for pest control professionals means that it is something that you should look into. And, if you have asthma or other respiratory ailments, then it’s a problem that you should work with a specialist to solve.

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