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Ha Ha! How to win against dust mite allergies!

Aug 8, 2008
As you read this your pillows, blankets, carpeting, chairs and entire house is being crawled by scary eight legged creatures. As you breathe these creatures are feeding on your dead skin and defecating all over your household. Despite being only half a millimeter large, these creatures are powerful enough to trigger allergy symptoms. What are these awful creatures? Dust mites. A large percentage of people do not comprehend that there is massive amount of these creatures living in their house, and even less people understand how to remove them from their household.

Bathe your Blankets or Sheets in Intense Temperatures - Although dust mites prosper in temperate, humid areas, dust mites die in intense temperatures such as severe heat or extreme cold. Bathing your sheets in very hot water (130 degrees F and more) will annihilate a hefty percentage of dust mites from your blankets and sheets. Another option is to freeze your blankets, sheets, etc. Although the results are not as immediate (freezing dust mites to death takes about a day) as when you wash in hot water it is still an effective way to remove dust mites. Freezing is ideal for killing dust mites on a material that is too delicate to wash in hot water. After freezing or bathing your sheets it would be advisable that you wash your sheets, blankets etc. as freezing or heating simply kills the live mite, while wash would create the friction necessary to remove dead mites and mite feces.

Kill Mites by Using a Power head or Mini Turbine Tool - These vacuum tools will create agitation on items such as your mattress and couch fibers and help remove dust mite feces, deceased mites, and live mites. A power head or mini turbine head rotates at high velocity speeds, whipping the mites out of your mattress, couch and chairs.

Wrap Items such as your Couches, Chairs, and Mattresses with a Plastic Lining - One of the reasons areas such as couches, chairs and mattresses become breading grounds for dust mites is because the fibers give the mites something to latch on to and nest deep within. Coating furniture with plastic will prevent mites from having something to latch onto. It is advisable that you vacuum before covering furniture so you can destroy existing mites then put preventive measures against having more.

Get a Dehumidifier - A dehumidifier would reduce the humidity in your house, thus causing the dust mites to live in unfavorable conditions. Dust Mites love humidity and the less humidity there is the more dust mites will go away.

Take Out All the Carpeting in Your House - Carpets are especially pleasing to dust mites because the carpet fibers are a perfect place to latch on and nest. In fact a tiny square foot area of you carpeting can provide shelter for thousands of dust mites. Eliminating the carpets within your household and the amount of dust mites taking residence in your house will drop dramatically.

Get Rid of the Carpeting - Taking out your carpeting will greatly reduce the amount of dust mites. A square foot of carpet is a safe haven for thousands upon thousands of dust mites. Removing this carpet and replacing it with tile or wood will rid your house of many unwanted dust mites.

Go out and Buy a Miele Vacuum - Vacuuming your residence on everyday can have a tremendous impact on the amount of dust mites within your home. When vacuuming with a suitable vacuum, your vacuum creates a large amount of agitation and 'whips' the dust mites out of your flooring, although it is important to remember that not all vacuums have the ability to both effectively pick up and contain dust mites. To effectively contain and pick up dust mites the vacuum must be a bagged HEPA certified vacuum, an excellent example being Miele. When looking to purchase a vacuum cleaner it is essential to remember that not all HEPA vacuums are true HEPA vacuums. Unfortunately just because a vacuum has a HEPA filter within it does not mean it automatically has a sealed system which forces dirty particles to go through the HEPA filter. A sealed system promises that polluted particles will go through the HEPA filter and clean the air, and remove and contain dust mites. Miele is one of the only vacuum cleaners that has a sealed system and has the ability to remove dust mites and their feces and keep you house clean and healthy.

Get a Miele Vacuum Cleaner - Vacuuming your house daily will greatly reduce the amount of dust mites in your household. The vacuum agitates your fibers and draws up the dust mites along with their feces. However not all vacuum cleaners will filter out the dust mites as well as you would believe. In order to contain these dust mites you need a bagged HEPA certified vacuum cleaner such a Miele. Many vacuum brands have a HEPA filter but not HEPA filtration. This is because many vacuum cleaners do not have a sealed system that ensures all dirt and dust is be filtered through the HEPA filter. Many vacuum cleaners leak the dirty air out of the vacuum cleaner way before the air comes even close to the HEPA filter. To ensure that no dust mites are reentering back into your house you need a HEPA certified vacuum cleaner. One of the only HEPA certified vacuums is the Miele, which will not only clean your carpets but also filter out the dust mites and their feces. Watch Out!!! Not all Vacuum Cleaners that have a HEPA filter have true HEPA filtration. Remember Miele is a great brand to keep in mind because they have tried and true HEPA certified clean air leaving the vacuum.

At this very moment a multitude of dust mites are present within your home. However with these tips and techniques you can brutally slash down the number of dust mites within your house, prevent the amount of allergic reactions you experience and leave your house healthier and happier.
About the Author
To buy items mentioned in the above article such as the IQ Air Purifier and Miele Vacuum Cleaner, visit us at MrVacand MrsSew. If dust mites create disturbance in your life and require any of these items call us at 800-640-8227 for our phone specials
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