Posted July 29, 2018 07:09:18Home owners in Toronto have been hit by a new home-invasion bug that can leave their homes smelly.
A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that homes with spider-infested floors, walls, ceilings and plumbing were more likely to suffer from respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose and cold.
The researchers compared the symptoms to symptoms that people reported in their homes, and found that those in homes with an elevated amount of spider droppings had more of the symptoms than those in a home with no droppings.
Researchers believe that home owners who don’t have access to professional-quality air purifiers are at a greater risk of contracting spider-borne diseases such as pneumonia and asthma, as well as having higher respiratory symptoms, including cough, cough, wheeze and runny noses.
To get rid from the problem, experts recommend installing air purifying equipment in every home, and also getting rid of any pet-related decorations in the home.
More information: The American Journal for Preventive Medical Science is published by the American College of Chest Physicians.