Although there are not many blooming flowers this time of year there are plenty of pollen and spores causing you to suffer:

  • The Big One: RAGWEED begins pollenating in August with the warm days cool nights and is in peak season NOW.
  • Molds: As we pile up dead leaves they will contain moisture, basements will have excess moisture, bathrooms may have moisture, all lead to mold.
  • Dust mites: Microscopic spider-like insects that are stirred up with turning on the furnace.
  • Children: Not as the cause, but kids suffer as they are exposed to dust mites, molds in ther schools from the summer heat, chalk dust.
  • Food allergies: Always a threat for kids in the cafeteria with possible peanut butter, eggs, milk, and heaven forbid HALLOWEEN CANDY allergies!

The symptoms of allergies:

  • Runny nose.
  • Watery eyes.
  • Cough.
  • Itchy eyes and nose.
  • Dark circles under eyes.
  • Asthma.
  • Hives.

Easing the effect of fall allergies:

  • Stay indoors.
  • Clean the heating ducts.
  • Use a HEPA (High Efficiency Particilate Air) filter in your heating system.
  • Use a humidifier.
  • Wear a filter mask raking leaves.

Avoiding food allergies:

  • Pack your kids lunches, insist no sharing.
  • Inform their school of the allergies.
  • Don’t let kids eat their HALLOWEEN CANDY until inspected!


  • Steroid nasal sprays.
  • Antihistamines.
  • Decongestants.
  • Eye drops.
  • Allergy shots.
  • Salt water nasal spray.