Common Fall Allergies

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During the fall months there always seems to be an increase in coughing and sneezing. Other than the change in temperature, fall presents its own set of allergies. This is the time of year when weeds are pollinated, releasing allergens into the air. Here’s a look at the most common fall allergies.
Common Fall Allergies


Ragweed
The worst allergen on the East Coast is produced by the ragweed plant. This plant can be found in almost any field or alongside any road. Each ragweed plant is the manufacturer of almost one billion pieces of pollen each season. Contamination of this allergen is easy because the pollen can be picked up by the wind for up to 400 miles. Ragweed season will start towards the end of summer and will finish mid-late fall when frost begins to appear.


Mold
If your home is free of water damage and your ducts are cleaned annually, you can stay protected from indoor mold. Unfortunately, outdoor mold does exist and can cause your allergies to act up. After ragweed season is over in the Northeast, mold spores will enter the air. These allergens can be found in the soil and on any fallen leaves. Mold spores are affected by temperature and will become airborne during the day. Once the sun goes down, they will descend to the ground.


Dust Mites
This allergen exists throughout the entire year, but sees an increase during the cooler months. Dust mites feed on the flakes of humans as well as pet dander. These microscopic insects are normally found on furniture, carpets, bedding, and clothing. Completely removing dust mites from your home may be impossible, but limiting the amount that exists is feasible.


Fall is officially here and you should be preparing yourself for these seasonal allergens. To eliminate any pollen, dander, or dust mites from your home, call the experts at EnviroGreen Boston. Our professionals will clean out your HVAC system, eliminating any existing allergens. Before you turning your heating system on for the first time, be sure to call (844) 775-7700!

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