The existence of dust mites in homes is a perennial problem. They feast on the corners of your house, bed sheets, furniture and appliances. The very air that you breathe could be clouded with dust mites. These bugs do not normally carry disease and are not harmful to most people, but they can trigger allergic reactions, especially among individuals who have asthma.
You may find yourself down with the flu at first, or you wake up one morning sneezing and itching. Then you feel better after taking a bath and going out of the house but once you are back home, you go sneeze and itch again.
Medication offers only temporary relief from this great inconvenience, but once you have been diagnosed with a dust mite allergy, that’s when you should consider fighting dust mites in your home. These measures will show you how:
Watch where you sleep.
- Make sure that the bedding, pillows, blankets and curtains you use are clean. Wash them at least every 10 days to kill the mites. Have at least two sets of beddings so you can use them alternately.
- Clean the floor you walk on. If you have a carpet, invest on a high quality vacuum cleaner. Mop the floor to keep dust from flying. Keep shoes off your bedroom. If possible, keep them at the door, or have a separate pair of which you won’t wear to other areas of your house.
- Ventilate your home. An air conditioning unit cannot top fresh air, when you’re speaking of good ventilation. Improve indoor air quality by opening your windows – even for just a while.
- Invest in the right gears. Buy a dehumidifier to drop the humidity in your house. Remember to clean the device to prevent mold growth. Select a vacuum cleaner with filter vacuum bags that doesn’t release back tiny dust particles into the air.
- Set a cleaning schedule. Regular house cleaning remains to be the most effective solution in fighting allergies, although it doesn’t guarantee a 100% result because dust mites will continue to thrive. Set and follow a schedule for cleaning your floors, windows, furniture and appliances.
Dust mites belong to the same family as spiders. These organisms are constant visitors in your households. They are arachnids. They lurk in the dark defecating, laying eggs and living comfortably on the same things people dwell on. These microscopic creatures feed on shredded dead skin. If you have pets at home, the more dander these tiny beasts have to indulge in.
Fighting dust mites can be a tough job for those who are already suffering from allergies, but even with minimal effort, you too can find relief. Although completely eradicating allergens is impossible, you can do so much to limit their collective presence. In simple ways, fighting dust mites is doable. Today is the perfect time for you to fight them in the same way you would fight your allergy.