There are an estimated 26 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma, a condition that results in one-fourth of all emergency room visits each year.
Anyone who is affected by this chronic condition knows that an attack can strike at anytime. But what people may not know is that allergens left behind from common household pests, like mice and cockroaches, are a major asthma trigger. Consider these facts:
- 82% of U.S. households contain allergens left by mice.
- Cockroaches are found in up to 98% of urban homes.
- Estimates show that more than 25% of Americans are allergic to German cockroaches.
Asthma, allergies and pests go hand-in-hand – and they are a bad combination. Learn how to protect your family.
60-Second TV PSA
Watch our 2015 public service announcement speaking to the health implications that pest infestations can have on allergies and asthma.
30-Second Radio PSA
You can also listen to the radio version here.