Reduce Dust Mites in Your Home

dust mites, jacksonville, flEvery home is susceptible to dust mites. They’re small, they’re disgusting, and they cause a discouraging number of health issues, including allergies and asthma. Chances are, your home is filled with them. There is no way around the production of dust mites, but you can reduce the population in your Jacksonville, Florida, home.

What are dust mites?

Dust mites are arachnids, members of the spider family. They live in our mattresses, carpets, curtains, and soft furnishings. They feed on our dead skin cells that we shed. They leave excrement-containing pathogens all over your home.

If you suffer from itchy eyes, runny nose, skin rash, sneezing, snoring, and/or wheezing then you might have dust mites to blame. On your bed alone, you may have 2 million dust mites with you. Starting to feel itchy all over? Don’t fret, there’s a few ways to minimize the growth and population of dust mites in your home.

Invest in better bedding.

New innovation has lent a hand to dust mite reduction. In fact, new bedding, including mattresses and pillow cases are impermeable to dust mites. If you’re unsure if you found the right bedding to perform the task, be sure to ask a store associate for assistance.

Reduce humidity in your home.

You may minimize reduce dust mites by reducing humidity levels to less than 50%. Studies have indicated that air-conditioned homes have 10x fewer dust mite allergens than non-air-conditioned homes. Air conditioning also reduces the humidity levels that are essential to dust mite survival.

Try an Air Purifier.

A study conducted at the University of Texas-Austin campus found that a HEPA air filter is effective at removing dust and reducing dust mites.

Maintain Proper AC Maintenance

Routine air-conditioning maintenance is beneficial for your home in so many ways. It keeps your A/C unit working at efficient levels, allows your technician to notify you of any pending breakdowns, and keeps your system clean thus reducing the impact and survival of dust mites. In addition to proper A/C maintenance, be sure to ask about our air filter replacement and duct cleaning, which is also important to dust mite and allergen reduction.

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