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Invasion of the Dust Mites

This is kinda gross but important to know at the same time.

Dust mites are microscopic organisms that are found around the world.  They live on upholstered surfaces, pillows, mattresses, stuffed toys, carpets and fabrics, In homes they feed on shed skin off humans.  Enzymes found within the waste matter of dust mites are a cause of asthma, eczema, and other allergic reactions.

I can remember  Mother telling  “good night, don’t let the dust mites bite.” Or maybe it was the bedbugs, either way neither are a good thing.

Tips for controlling dust mites:

  • Reduce the relative humidity in your home to below 50 percent
  • Vacuum regularly and thoroughly with a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter
  • Avoid carpets
  • Properly maintain and replace furnace filters
  • Replace pillows at least once a year
  • Change bedding regularly
  • Always wash bedding in warm water

June 25, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Great Article, thanks for sharing another great natural way to reduce Dust Mites is A Probiotic Biotic Mist Allergy-Free Spray is the easiest way to significantly reduce dust mites by applying a long lasting layer of non-pathogenic bacteria to remove droppings and other organic allergenic material from any sort of textile. This formula contains stabilized live good bacteria that will use the mite droppings as a food source.
    The Probiotic Allergy-Free Spray comes in a convenient aerosol bottle and is available in 3 different sizes. Spray a 3 second burst over your mattress and our friendly bugs keep working up to 72 hours!

    Comment by Christiana Cooke | March 1, 2011 | Reply

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