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What Are House Dust Mites?

Dust mites are in your home and cause allergic reactions. They belong to the family of eight-legged creatures called arachnids. This family also includes spiders, chiggers and ticks. Dust mites are hardy creatures that multiply easily in warm, humid places. They prefer temperatures at or above 70┬░F with a relative humidity of 55-80 percent and […]

Dust Mites – An Unwanted House Guest

Living With Dust Mites If you haveallergies or asthma, a tiny creature living in your home could be making bigproblems for you. Although you can’t see them, dust mites do live in your home! Dust mitesare microscopic and are found in most high humidity environments. ┬áInhomes with dust mites, a recent survey determined that dust […]

Control Dust Mite and Pet Allergies

Bedding: Select non-allergic, washable bedding materials. Rather than pillows stuffed with feathers. Get special casings (plastic or rubberized fabric) that zip around mattresses, box springs and pillows. These limit your exposure to dust mite particles. Use washable blankets and spreads, and wash all bedding (including pillows) every week in hot water. Humidity: If possible, install […]

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