Tips to Eliminate Dust Mites


For a small creature, a dust mite surely bring up a lot of trouble. According to scientists here in Singapore, 80% of 8000 people showed allergic reactions to dust mites and 15% of which showed asthma symptoms. Another 40% also showed allergic rhinitis signs. This is alarming especially that these mites are invisible.

The good thing is that you can do something about this. Here are some things that you can practice to eliminate dust mites:

Clearing the Air

Dust mites are considered an allergen so it can cause asthma or allergies. Suffering from sniffling, sneezing or allergies is miserable so it should be eliminated. The first thing that you should consider is the air circulating around you. Air conditioning is helpful to control the allergies or asthma. When you use it, at least consider a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter.

Beddings, Drapes and Carpets


It is recommended to get rid of carpets and heavy curtains at home. These things can collect dust. As for your furniture, woods or leather will do. For your beddings, use tightly woven fabrics so that dust and the mites will not settle. If you are really serious about eliminating dust mites, you should think about getting a small rug.

Cleaning the Whole House

Cleaning is essential. If you have allergies or asthma, it is important that you clean the house as often as you can. You should at least mop you floors every day. For your carpets or rugs, vacuuming it every day can be of great help. For your countertops, you need to wipe it with dry cloth. Whatever you think that collects dusts, clean it.

Dust mites should not be ignored or underestimated because it can lead to serious illness. It is important that you practice cleaning all the time. Remember that they thrive in dust and they will annoy you unless you find a way to eliminate them.


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