How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Home
Dust mites. You’ve probably heard of them, and maybe you even know you’re allergic to them. But do you actually know what they are? You can’t see the tiny, white, insect-like creatures living in your bedding, mattresses, and furniture with the naked eye, but if you look through a microscope, you’ll see that they have eight legs. Although dust mites don’t sting or bite, they can be problematic since some individuals develop an allergy to dust mite feces, which causes symptoms like a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing and coughing, itchy eyes, nose, mouth, or skin, and more.
Happily, there are steps you can take to rid your bedroom of dust mites, like using dust-proof covers on your mattress and box springs, washing sheets, pillowcases, and blankets weekly in hot water, and vacuuming weekly. Learn more about dust mites, how to ditch them, and what to do if you experience dust mite allergies in this informative graphic.