Strategies for minimizing carpet dwelling dust mites
Indoor allergens typically include dust and dust mites. Allergens are the things that can cause an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include a rash, runny or itchy nose, and even wheezing and coughing.
Only with a microscope can you see dust mites. It is actually the dust mites’ waste products, not the insects themselves, that cause allergy in humans. Allergy to dust mites is a year-round problem.
Bring down the level of dust and dust mites in the atmosphere.
Don’t use fans in the windows or the attic because that’s how allergens like pollen and mold get inside your house.
Instead of opening windows to let in the hot air, just turn on the air conditioner. As a result, fewer pollen and mold spores will be brought indoors.
Use an air cleaner with a special high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Some allergens (such as pollen or pet dander) and cigarette smoke may be removed from the air in your home.
Take steps to lessen the presence of dust and dust mites on upholstered goods, carpets, drapes, and mattresses.
Keep the house free of dust-attracting carpets, soft furnishings, and thick curtains. Do not sit on any upholstered furniture.
Pillow and mattress covers should be made of a tightly woven fabric to prevent dust from settling in.
Make use of easily wiped down materials like wood, plastic, leather, and vinyl (including vinyl mattress covers).
Take out the area rugs and vacuum the carpeting. Discuss the implications of this decision with your loved ones. Consider just getting rid of the carpet in your bedroom if you can’t (or don’t want to) do it everywhere else.
Make use of washable throw rugs or smaller area rugs.
Swap out your heavy drapes and blinds for more practical options like roll-down shades and machine-washable drapes.
Objects that collect dust should be taken out of bedrooms. This includes things like stuffed animals, wall hangings, books, knickknacks, and artificial flowers.
The same goes for down quilts and wool blankets.
Damp-mopping hard floors (tile or hardwood, for example) once a day can help keep dust mites at bay, as can daily dusting and vacuuming.
Remove allergens by dusting and vacuuming once or twice a week. Wipe down counters, tables, and other furniture with a dry cloth.
Remove as much dust as possible by vacuuming the rugs and upholstery.
Dust mites and pollen can be collected in a vacuum with a HEPA filter or a special double-thickness bag. Allergens that have been stirred up by the fan could re-enter the room through filters made for paper bags.
Until the dust settles, the air quality will worsen if you dust or vacuum. If you choose to do your own cleaning, be sure to protect your lungs by donning a mask. Have someone who doesn’t suffer from allergies do the cleaning, if at all possible.
To get the best results out of your cleaning, use a wet vacuum if at all possible. The act of washing the carpet can help get rid of allergens that have settled into the fibers. When possible, carpets should be steam cleaned as well. In addition to cleaning the carpet, the heat of the steam kills dust mites.
Make use of alternative methods to lessen the presence of dust mites.
Maintain a dry, airy environment in the home. Dust mites thrive in areas with relative humidity over 50% but struggle in dry environments. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, this could be challenging. Humidity can be increased by having plants or fish tanks in the bedroom.
Dust mites cannot be removed by a dry vacuum cleaner. Consider steam cleaning carpets when possible. The carpet will be clean, and dust mites will be killed, thanks to the high temperature of the steam.
Chemicals (ascaricides) are available for purchase and can be used to treat carpeting and furniture for dust mites. However, many specialists do not think they are sufficiently useful to warrant the time and money spent on them.
Every week, wash your sheets, duvet cover, and pillowcases in hot water. Bedding can also be dried in an oven.
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