Dust Mites & Allergies
Recently our oldest child was diagnosed with severe allergies including many kinds of foods and dust mites. We knew about the food allergies from a very young age but we were extremely surprised to learn about his allergy to dust mites. So we’ve been learning how to remove dust mites from our home.
Dust Mites – House dust mites (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) are very small (less than 0.5 mm) insects that live in our homes and feed on dead skin! Many people with severe allergies and asthma have serious allergic reactions to house dust mites. People with allergies to dust mites are allergic to the feces of these microscopic pests.
How To Remove Dust Mites and Their Effects
Physicians recommend that we take extra care eliminating dust mites and their effects in bedrooms where we spend many hours each day. The following steps can greatly reduce the effects of house dust mites:
- Vacuum – Regular vacuuming with a HEPA Filter Vacuum is one of the best ways to reduce the number or dust mites and their feces. Amazon sells the award winning Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner with a lifetime HEPA filter. No matter what vacuum you chose be sure it’s equipped with a HEPA filter.
Even if you’re not allergic to dust mites you may want to consider some of these approaches to keep your home clean and safe for family and friends. If you suffer from asthma then you definitely should take some of these ideas and put them to use.