Allergy Treatment Begins At Home (cont.)
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What do I do with those ghastly cockroaches?
Elimination of cockroaches is best accomplished by using a professional exterminator. However, this is only the first step. After the cockroaches have been eliminated, the areas they inhabited must be thoroughly cleaned since their residual debris is highly allergenic. Entry points should be sealed to prevent re-infestation. Use covered trash bins and empty then frequently. Do not store cardboard boxes, newspapers, grocery bags, or empty cans and bottles in your home as they can serve as breeding areas.
Effectiveness of Avoidance Measures
Allergen - Dust Mites
Allergen - Cockroaches
Allergen - Cats
Medically reviewed by Michael Manning, MD; American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/16/2014
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