What is Nigrospora SP?

Nigrospora sp. is a mitosporic fungi that is commonly found in decaying plant soil in warm, humid climates. Although it is almost always found outside and rarely indoors, it has the unique ability to discharge its own spores into the air for transportation and doesn’t require any wind or water to transport.

About Nigrospora SP

The relatively wide host range of the nigrospora sp. is largely due to the fact that the organism is actually able to project it’s own spores into the atmosphere with impressive speed and distance.

It’s widely common in its existence, globally, and is a common spore that leads to allergies in individuals. It also is a contributor to having bouts of hay fever and can induce or inflame asthma. These traits make it a risky pathogen when it comes to putting human health at risk. The nigrospora fungi also exists in a number of different species.

The body of the nigrospora is a filamentous body that produces small white patches that then turn dark gray before becoming small, dark, fuzzy groupings as it grows.

Although it is rarely found indoors, it is often seen in tropical environments around the world and thrives in both the air as well as the soil.

When it takes a plant as it’s host, it causes a deadly spotting on the leaves of the plant, eventually eating away at the plant.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused by Nigrospora SP

The most common symptoms are related to the respiratory issues the nigrospora can cause. These include:

  • Hay fever (coughing, sneezing, water and itchy eyes, scratchy throat or ears, pain and tenderness around the head, headache, earache, runny nose)
  • Allergies (swollen lips, tongues or eyes, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, rashes, nausea or vomiting)
  • Asthma attack (shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, coughing)
  • Onychomycosis (nail infection that becomes yellowed, thickened, separates from the toe, discoloration)

How You Can Treat Nigrospora SP

Some forms of nigrospora can be treated with antifungal medications to treat an infection. In addition to this, the symptoms and conditions related to the fungus can be treated. For example, for asthma, the use of an inhaler can help, for hay fever or allergies, the use of an antihistamine might ease symptoms.

The best way to treat nigrospora, though, is to prevent it before it hits. Keep your air and your space clean and disinfected to eliminate the opportunity for this spore to grow and travel.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Guard®  system can kill Nigrospora SP in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.