Home Precautions Can Limit Allergy Symptoms .: Ezine Article Directory
: "Controlling dust accumulation is crucial because the typical home has many areas where mites live happily. Upholstered funiture collects dust, but carpeting is a major mite habitat and should be removed by those who suffer serious allergies. Dust mites likes clothes, too, so confine them to closets and use protective covers for any items that are worn infrequently.
Mites will take refuge in any type of fabric. Instead of drapes for window coverings, use blinds where feasible. For box springs, mattresses and pillows, protect with a mite-resistant covering that zippers on. Use hot water to launder throw rugs and bedding weekly. Clean walls, hard furniture and floors with a damp cloth. A HEPA filter on room purifiers and the vacuum cleaner will help to remove allergens.
The bedroom, your retreat for rest, is where you should work the hardest to control dust mites. Besides taking the precautions mentioned above, it's best to eliminate any surfaces where mites can exist. That means taking absolutely everything out that is not necessary. The decor will be minimalist, but you will be healthier. Once you have reduced the contents of the bedroom, clean everything thoroughly."
--yikes, they're lurking everywhere. Clean that dog bed!