The house is the core and foundation of your family. Dirty surroundings can make your loved ones’ immune system weak and prone to many allergens and diseases. It is the reason why cleaning your house every day is a must to keep your home allergens-free all the time. In every home, you can find different types of allergens, but the most common allergens that you can find in your home surroundings are dust mites.

Dust Mite: What are they?

Dust mites are common in any household areas. These tiny, microscopic insect-like pests trigger some allergic reactions to people such as asthma and allergic rhinitis.  You can find hundreds and thousands of dust mites in your bedding, mattresses, some furniture, carpets, curtains, and sofa covers. These tiny pests like to feed on dead human skin cells that are found in dust inside your home.

Dust mites, though treated like pests,are not considered as parasites because they don’t bite people or burrow their bodies to ours. Their fecal pellets and body fragments are the ones responsible for the harmful allergen they create.

Dust Mites: How to Eliminate Them

Dust mites can be a headache; you cannot be able to sleep properly because of them. They may be small, but the stress it can give to you can be troubling. There are many ways to eliminate them and help your surroundings be allergens free.

Here are the ways you can eliminate them:

Take immediate action and fight your allergies with these simple methods:

•    Reduce the humidity in your home

Dust mites love to live in areas with high humidity; it is the perfect temperature for them to be happy and multiply continuously. Keep the humidity of your home below 50 percent to minimize the growth of dust mites. Reducing humidity in your house can help in eliminating house dust because they cannot survive in an environment with low humidity.

Tip: Every morning or every afternoon, you can open your windows for at least one hour per day to help lessen the humidity inside your house.

•    Clean the places regularly where dust mites can grow

Use a clean cloth to wipe the furniture in your house that you think are getting dustier or maybe you can replace it with smooth surface furniture. Wash your bedding with hot water every week, try to minimize your curtains and cover all your mattresses and pillows.

Tip: Remove your carpets if your family is allergic to dust mites. You can also try using HEPA vacuum or HEPA filter if you do not want to remove your carpets at home.

HEPA vacuum contains filters that can trap 99.97 percent of all airborne particles which are extremely small and microscopic in size while, HEPA filters work by absorbing air through a fine mesh that can trap airborne particles such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander. Most air purifiers have HEPA filters.

Securing your safety with a healthy environment sometimes can be a hassle, especially if you are working and don’t have enough time in cleaning your house regularly. Fun Guy Inspections can help you, busy people, to test your home for molds, pollens, and other indoor airborne particles by testing the air quality within your homes. Try consulting them now and be free from your allergies today. Visit our website: or call us today: (888) 399-3994.