Cockroaches and other pests carry the same allergens as house pets and can be an asthma trigger. Pests are likely to be drawn anywhere there is a food supply, particularly the kitchen. Washing kitchen counters and table with a damp sponge frequently as well as storing food in airtight containers is important in pest control. Avoid moisture under sinks and dripping faucets as cockroaches are attracted to moisture. Try using poison baits, boric acid, or traps before using pesticidal sprays if possible to reduce or eliminate pests.
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