In the warmer months, a lot of us are plagued with terrible allergies that seem to come and go at a moment’s notice. Out of the blue one day, you could be feeling fine and then notice your eyes swelling up, nose beginning to run, maybe even causing some breathing issues to occur. What does one often do when hit with the symptoms of allergies? We stay inside, to avoid what we think is the root cause of the sudden attack on our well-being.
As it turns out, Indoor Allergens can be just as bad as being outside! Something called a Dust Mite is most likely the cause for poor indoor air quality. “Eight out of every 10 people living in the United States are exposed to Dust Mites” – The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Dust Mites flourish in warm, high-humidity environments. They hide anywhere they can: carpet, furniture, pillows, bedding, and mattresses are just some examples. All it takes is to sit down on the couch and they can be blasted into the air and breathed in by you.
The Dust Mite
Dust Mites are the invisible invaders that can be tough to get rid of. Seeing them up close is something straight out of a nightmare. You will not be able to kill all of them, but there are ways to reduce their numbers and breathe a little easier. Here are some things you can do around the house on a regular basis to make sure you keep dust mite levels under control.
- Air Cleaning Filter Devices
- Washing your pillows and bedding in hot water once a week
- Use allergen-resistant covers on your mattress and box spring
- Vacuum all carpeted areas once a week
- Consider using a dehumidifier to control humidity levels and kill dust mites
- Avoid heavy stuffed fabrics and drapery
A properly running air conditioner with the right air filter also keeps dust mite levels at a minimum. In warmer weather, keep the doors and windows closed and have the AC circulating. Also, check your air filter often and replace it every 30 days to keep your AC working as it should.
Pets can cause irritation in some people and can also bring in allergens from outdoors as well. Keep them out of the bedroom if possible and clean them regularly. Any pet can trigger pet allergies, but long hair pets may carry more allergens than their short hair counterparts. Clean your pets favorite areas, beds, and toys often to maintain levels of pet dander.
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