Leading Bugologist Provides Tips on How to Rid Your Home of Cockroaches and Allergens! They are not only unwanted visitors and difficult to get rid of, but now there’s even more of a reason to keep them out of your lives: the household cockroach might be contributing to you and your family’s asthma and allergies. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly two-thirds of U.S. homes have detectable levels of cockroach allergens. In fact, there is now strong evidence to suggest that the cockroach allergen can actually cause asthma in children and adults according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Did you know? * The National Institutes of Health found that the cockroach allergen worsens asthma symptoms more than dust mites or even pet allergens. * The word cockroach comes from the Spanish word “cucaracha,” which means “crazy bug.” * Most cockroaches can hold their breath for about 40 minutes. * A cockroach’s blood is white. Leading Bugologist Henry Hendrix provides tips of how to control cockroaches and the allergens they bring into the home, but also provides interesting facts about these pests. More about Henry Hendrix: Henry Hendrix is something of an expert when it comes to pest control, especially in the area of ants and roaches. Not only does he know the ins and outs of insecticides, he also works side-by-side with research and development teams and entomologists to determine what pesticides need to be developed. Henry is also certified in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide program and has gone through extensive bugology training at the Dial Corporation. In addition to being a bug guru, Henry is passionate about the harmful relationship between asthma and the cockroach allergen.