Do Bugs Cause Allergies?

clover miteThere are a lot of insects and bugs that bite humans. Some stinging insects can cause allergic reactions in the right people. Mosquitoes, for example, are the deadliest animals on our planet in that they carry and transfer diseases from victim to victim. Besides these pests, there are some bugs that usually live in houses and buildings that can also cause allergies.Cockroaches.

Cockroaches aren’t just annoying pests that crawl around your floor in the middle of the night. They can be an allergy trigger as well. Their feces, saliva, and shedding body parts can cause both asthma and allergies. Typical cockroach allergy symptoms include coughing, skin rash, sinus infection, ear infection, and nasal congestion. These symptoms can be confused with the common cold, but last for weeks or months at a time. If you experience these symptoms beyond typical seasonal allergies, you should visit your doctor. Of course, the best way to prevent allergies is to exterminate cockroaches. Don’t try to do this on your own because that’s almost impossible. Call a professional with experience if you want to exterminate these pests properly.

Dust mites.

Dust mites may be the most common trigger of year-round allergies and asthma. These pests live in many homes throughout the world and they are so small that you can’t even notice them with your eyes alone. They feed on small pieces of skin that humans shed each day. The waste of the dust mites and their body parts can trigger allergies. Common symptoms of dust mite allergy include a runny nose, red or watery eyes, cough, itchy nose or throat, and a lot of sneezing. You could have a dust mite allergy if you experience the symptoms year round. Keep in mind that these pests can survive a year round in a warm and humid houses.

Bed bugs.

If you want another reason to fear bed bugs, we have it. These pests are annoying and very hard to exterminate, but they can sometimes trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Individuals bitten by bed bugs get red and itchy bite marks. But, those who are allergic can experience swelling, redness, blisters, and intense itching. If you think you have bed bugs, call a professional immediately because that’s the only way to exterminate them properly.


A human can be affected by flea bites and suffer from an allergic reaction to the flea saliva. These pests bite your pets, but sometimes they can also bite humans. This usually happens if there’s a large infestation inside your home. An allergic reaction to flea bites is a common thing and it’s known as flea allergy dermatitis. The symptoms include itchy skin, hives, and rash. Those who suffer from flea bites allergy may experience a whole body itching. It’s even more dangerous for children since they may scratch until developing open sores. If your pet has fleas, inspect your home thoroughly. If there is an infestation, you should call a trained professional to remove them from your home.

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