Ban These 7 Allergens from Your Home

Battle wheezing, sneezing and rashes by eliminating mold, dust mites and more
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Dust mites

Dust mites are microscopic insects that lurk in bedding, mattresses, carpets, window blinds and curtains. Their feces and decaying bodies are a common allergy trigger. Dust mites love moist air, so running dehumidifiers in your home can help keep them away. Other lines of defense include wrapping mattresses and box springs with mite-proof covers and washing bedding, pillows and even stuffed animals weekly in hot water (between 130 and 140 degrees F). Vacuum frequently using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. Consider replacing curtains and blinds with pull-down shades, which don’t attract as much dust.