Ban These 7 Allergens from Your Home

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Cockroaches

The idea of cockroaches in your house is bad enough, but it gets worse: Their droppings and saliva contain proteins that can trigger allergy symptoms, especially in children, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American. Cockroaches feel welcome in moist areas where there’s food. To prevent your home from becoming a roach motel, follow these tips from the National Pest Management Association:

  • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
  • Keep food scraps in the fridge or tightly covered containers.
  • Take the trash out regularly.
  • Vacuum frequently.
  • Keep the drip pan under the fridge and freezer clean.
  • Seal cracks on the outside of your house to keep critters out.
  • If you discover an infestation of cockroaches, get help from a professional exterminator. 

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