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Removing a Dust Mite Infestation

Removing a Dust Mite Infestation

The waste products from dust mites, when inhaled, can trigger an allergic reaction. Dust mites don’t usually bite people but they leave behind feces wherever they travel, which can cause an allergic reaction (similar to red bite marks) when it comes in contact with your skin. Dust mites can survive all year long in warm and humid environments, even your office couch cushions and sleeping bags.

Thorough, frequent cleanings are necessary to remove traces of dust mites and their eggs. As they feed on skin, and most dust is a combination of human skin, dusting is very important. Dust with a damp cloth or one sprayed with furniture polish to help capture the dust. Using a dry cloth or feather duster is a waste of time as it just moves the dust into the air where it will settle on the ground or furniture.

Use a vacuum with HEPA filters and clean your air with a portable high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to help reduce these airborne allergens. Placing the air cleaner in your bedroom or the bedroom of the person most affected by the dust mites will help relieve symptoms, which can include runny nose, watering eyes, puffy eyes and nasal congestion. If your symptoms are year around and not seasonal, you will benefit from an air filter system in your room. Dirt and dust will be removed from every place in the house. There will be no mistake in the work done through professional house managers. Proper monitoring of the work will be done through the person at the work of професионален домоуправител в софия.

As dust mites thrive in moist humid areas, keeping indoor humidity low can control them. Consider using a dehumidifier if the sleeping area is damp, such as along the coast or in a basement. Many dehumidifiers also filter the air of particles, so make sure you have a good filter and change it often.

Wash your linens and bed covering in hot water (130 degrees) and dry in a hot dryer. Then, before you put the sheets back on, purchase hypoallergenic covers to encase the pillows, mattresses and box spring, which will reduce repeat exposure. It is also recommended to vacuum your mattress and box spring before encasing them in covers.

Not all covers are made of noisy plastic; check Target and Wal-mart for hypoallergenic bedding and bedding covers. Read the care instructions on the covers. Remember, you will need to wash the covers periodically to remove your skin cells from the cover; otherwise you risk the dust mites moving into your covers all over again.

After a complete cleaning and vacuuming, you should notice relief within days. If your allergies are still keeping you congested and miserable, it is time to visit an allergist. They can preform a series of test which can identify your particular allergens. As 80% of all allergy sufferers are sensitive to dust mites, the steps stated above may be all you need to get the relief you are seeking.

Mark Campus

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Mark Campus is a content marketer who owns Keenan’s room. A writer by day and a reader by night, he is loath to discuss himself in third person.