5 Natural Ways to Defeat Allergies

August 13, 2019

Summer days are best spent outdoors, but if you are one of the estimated 50 million American allergy sufferers, natural beauty can become the enemy. You cannot eliminate the outdoor pollens and dust that cause allergy flares, but you can make sure that your home becomes your allergy-free haven. Here are five natural allergy remedies.

 

Shut out breezes

Although tempting, be sure to refrain from opening windows on days with high pollen counts. Also consider investing in a HEPA filter for your air conditioner— and remember to periodically clean it!

 

Wash up

Each time you return home, take a minute to quickly rinse off and change your clothes. This will keep the allergens you picked up while out and about from transferring to your couch and bed.

 

Clean naturally

Keeping a clean home is vital to staying allergy-free. Clean regularly with natural ingredients like vinegar or baking soda that wont irritate your nasal passages. Vacuum daily with a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter to trap allergens.

 

Rinse out

Seen infomercials for the Neti Potty? This simple container is designed to help you flush your nose of irritants. Read here to see how and when the Mayo Clinic advises you to use one.

 

Heat treat your home

TRS Extermination heat treatments do not just destroy bedbugs. Our treatments can be 100% effective in extermination of most organisms, including those that commonly cause household allergies. At 140°F, toxic mold is killed in 30 minutes (Domsch, 1993, pg 745) and house dust mites are killed after 60 minutes (House Dust Mites, University of Nebraska, Bug Facts 013-97).

 

Heat is so much more than just a solution for bed bugs. Every living organism has a thermal death point. When treating for bed bugs, you will denature allergens and you may also kill bacteria, mildew, and viruses. You will kill all insect pests in the treatment area and disinfect your customer’s room and deodorize them at the same time. Call us at 513-604-6332 to find out how TRS Extermination makes summer living more enjoyable. We offer emergency bed bug service so you don’t need to live with the nightmare.

Halloween bed bugs are around the corner

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For many people, Halloween means an opportunity to dress up in a costume and experience being someone— or something!— else... maybe even a vampire! I’ve put together a short list of action items to help make Halloween a treat and keep you from being tricked into bringing home an unwanted blood sucker. Read more

The real reason why we exterminate bed bugs

September 26, 2019

Some days the extermination business can be tough. Some folks call us and we are the bearer of bad news as we show them how extensive their infestations have become. We treat the homes and businesses of others and never hear back after our final inspection a couple of weeks later (by the way, that’s when your bed bug warranty begins... when we certify we killed them all!)... and we know we killed all their bed bugs. In that regard, not hearing from a client again is a good thing, and I hope to never hear from my clients again. However, if they do need us, we’re always ready to help with the same integrity and honesty we delivered on our previous visit. Read more

Tips to avoid bed bugs when traveling

September 21, 2019

It’s just past Labor Day and late summer might be winding down. There will be many opportunities for travel in the upcoming months, and an ounce of prevention is worth a heat treatment of cure. Here are a few tips to help you not bring back bed bugs from your time away. Read more

Touched by a bug

September 14, 2019

We hear many stories from people all across the country and other parts of the world. Everyone wants to tell me their experience with bed bugs. Sharing some highlights is worth volumes to open the eyes of many who have no clue about the mysterious bed bug. Read more

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