Managing an entire household is a full-time job. Aside from making sure that there’s food on the table for your family to eat, you also have to see to it that every part of the house is working in good condition. Then, you have to keep them functioning optimally.
Most of the time, doing household maintenance is like being the maestro of an orchestra, only instead of having people follow the wave of your hand, it’s still you doing everything. So no one will blame you for wanting to take a break from time to time and just let go.
It’s exhausting to manage an entire house by yourself, especially if more people are messing it up than cleaning it. However, don’t be tempted to let the house go for too long because that can be a potential breeding ground for pest infestations and whatnot.
Of course, no house is and will ever be completely free of pests, but it’s worth trying to keep them under control. Once they start to overwhelm you, not only will they make you and your family sick, but they will also be much harder to get rid of. Here are three culprits that may be causing your health problems:
Itchy Red Welts
If you and your family have been seeing itchy red welts all over your skin, it must be because you have a mosquito problem on your hands. These red welts are left behind every time a mosquito sucks your blood and injects its saliva onto your skin, which can transmit infectious diseases.
That’s the reason why mosquitoes are considered the deadliest animals in the world. They may not be as large as sharks or as feral as wild bears in the forests, but they have the ability to transmit diseases through the blood they drink. And every time they suck the blood of a new person, it’s possible that they’re transmitting whatever disease they picked up as well.
Before the situation becomes even worse and your family slowly gets sick because of these insects, consider hiring mosquito control services to help you with your problem. With their tried-and-tested solutions, your house can be treated so you can reduce and potentially eliminate all the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds.
Stuffy or Stale Air
If it’s getting harder to breathe inside your home and you feel like the air is becoming stuffier, you may have mold, mildew, or both in your house. Mold spores can grow in damp, moist, and humid areas around your house. They can also be difficult to spot because they can grow on walls, books, clothes, and other things around your home.
Mold on its own isn’t that harmful, but in a place where there’s not enough ventilation, it can pose serious health problems such as triggering allergies or causing respiratory conditions. That’s because the particles and spores in the air can be inhaled, which can then irritate the lungs, nose, and throat.
Fortunately, solving mold and mildew growth is fairly easy. The best solution to this problem is by keeping your house well-ventilated and ensuring that the air circulates into every nook or cranny. You can also use a dehumidifier to reduce the amount of moisture that accumulates inside your home.
Contaminants on Your Beds
To lots of people, their beds are their refuge after a long day at school or work. There’s nothing better than getting to lie down on a soft bed after a particularly exhausting day, except maybe the thought of curling up under the covers. But your bed might not be what you’re hoping it to be.
Not many people know this, but their beds are actually home to hundreds of bacteria, fungi, and other contaminants that are invisible to the naked eyes. You may not be able to see these particles, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there for you to inhale or even swallow as you breathe.
For starters, you sweat when you’re awake and you sweat when you sleep. And other people who sleep on your bed will also have their sweat there, which can carry bacteria that can be transferred onto you. Plus, because you breathe and therefore, create humidity, there may be mold spores on your bed too.
Aside from sweat and mold, another culprit that could be making you sick is the number of dust mites on your mattress. But they’re not even the worst part-it’s their poop that you can inhale, which can irritate your nose and lungs. To avoid all these problems, make it a habit to replace your bed sheets at least once a week.
Your home should be a place meant for resting and healing. It’s supposed to be your safe space from the chaos of the world outside, but it won’t be if it’s the very thing making you and your family sick. So, make sure to always keep your house clean to protect yourself from imminent dangers.