How Can Pest Allergies Be Managed or Treated?

Management of pest allergies may involve:

  • Pest control measures to eliminate or reduce pest infestations in indoor environments. This may include sealing cracks and crevices, using traps or baits, and employing professional pest control services.
  • Allergen-proofing the home to reduce exposure to pest allergens. This may include using allergen-impermeable mattress and pillow covers, frequent vacuuming with a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner, and washing bedding and upholstery in hot water regularly.
  • Medications such as antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, decongestants, or allergy shots (immunotherapy) to alleviate symptoms and reduce the body’s allergic response.