Dust Mite Control Can Help Reduce Allergies

Are you wondering if you have dust mites in your house? Even the cleanest home will have dust mites and there is really no way to eliminate them entirely.

Implementing some or all of the dust mite control tips below may reduce populations enough so that you have no more dust mite allergy symptoms.

The information is in random order so no particular tip is better than the next unless noted within the text.

Dust Mite Control Tips

  1. You can purchase dust mite pillow covers and a zippered mattress box spring cover. These items help reduce the number of dust mites in your bed. As disgusting as it sounds, this is one of the most common places to find them.
  2. Maintain the humidity level in your home between 30 and 50 percent. All living things need water to survive and dust mites are no exception. They get this water from the air around them, so by keeping humidity levels under control you also reduce dust mite populations.If you find that your allergies are only an issue at night or in particular rooms you can use portable humidifiers or dehumidifiers to control humidity levels in these areas. When you are in bed at night your body causes the humidity level under the covers to increase. High humidity and food, all in one place makes this a perfect environment for dust mites to thrive. Dust mite control should begin here.
  3. Wash blankets and pillow cases often in 140-degree water to remove dry skin and dust mites.
  4. Vacuum regularly using dust mite vacuum cleaners. These vacuums use HEPA filters. HEPA filters are very efficient and prevent dust from passing through the vacuum cleaner and returning to the room. Occasionally steam clean your carpets. This will kill dust mites and deep clean your carpet.
  5. Use air purifiers to remove dust and allergens from the air in your home.
  6. Use Furnace filters and air conditioner filters with very high efficiency ratings. These filters will assist with dust mite control throughout your home.
  7. Dust mite control products such as Acrosan Dust Mite Killer are available to assist with keeping populations under control.

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