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Indoor Allergins: Dust Mites

How to reduce dust mites:

Reduce the humidity in your home below 64 percent relative humidity.
Don’t make your bed in the morning, instead expose all blankets and sheets to allow for your bodies moisture to evaporate and thus prevent the dark, wet environment that mites love.
At least once weekly, wash all bedding on a hot wash.
Remove excessive pillows and stuffed animals from your bed.
Place an additional pillowcase over your pillow and remove one mid week.
Cover mattresses and pillows with micro-porous material to prevent infestation.
Open a window after a shower or bath or while cooking (if possible) to let steam out.
Use a vacuum cleaner with high filtration features and vacuum your mattress weekly for twenty minutes at a time.
Use only natural cleaning products; they disclose all ingredients.
Hang rugs or blankets outside as much as possible.
Reduce clutter.

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