mites in the home
The best place to attack dust mites is in the bedroom where we spend about one-third of each day. These microscopic pests thrive on dead skin flakes as a food source. The average bed can contain up to two million dust
mites. To reduce dust mite exposure in the bedroom and home, here are a few simple suggestions.
all pillows, mattresses, box springs and comforters
in dust-proof, zippered encasements to create a barrier between you and the dust mites as well as other allergens.
all bedding - blankets, sheets, pillow cases and mattress pads - in hot water (130 F.) weekly. If cold or warm water is required or desired, de-mite is an effective dust mite
control laundry additive. AllerSafe and Allergen Wash
are concentrated laundry detergents that control allergens created by dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mildew and mold.
the quality of air in your home by installing high efficiency A/C filters to help trap airborne allergens. High efficiency filters such as an electrostatic filter or disposable pleated filter.
HEPA AIR CLEANERS can be used to reduce airborne allergens and improve overall air quality, especially in the bedroom. Purchase air cleaners made by quality manufacturers such
as Honeywell (Quiet-Care) and Austin Air.
VACUUM using a HEPA-filtered unit designed with a sealed system to lower the allergen level
in your carpets and home. Most vacuums offer powerful pick-up action while releasing unfiltered, dirty air from the back of the unit. Purchase vacuums made by quality manufacturers such as Eureka and Nilfisk.
and rugs with products that neutralize protein allergens and/or kill dust mites in carpeting and upholstered furniture. Dust Mite Control
, AllerSafe Spray and Allersearch ADS Spray are safe and effective products.
can be controlled on the pet by using AllerSafe dander neutralizing shampoo and Aller-Pet conditioner. AllerSafe and Allersearch ADS Sprays can safely and effectively be used on carpets and furniture to neutralize pet dander.
AVOID using down-filled comforters and pillows. Consider using the hypo- allergenic
Primaloft comforter, pillows, dust-proof duvet covers and dust-proof Allersoft pillows.
USE CLEANING AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS developed for people with allergies,
asthma and chemical sensitivities. Products by Envirorite
do not compromise air quality because they are free of common respiratory and skin irritants, petroleum solvents, fragrances,
dyes and toxic and semi-toxic ingredients. Cleans powerfully without health risks.
MINIMIZE dust buildup by avoiding dust collectors such as wall pennants, throw pillows and
knickknacks. Use an electrostatic dust cloth
to aid in dust removal. Wear a mask while dusting or vacuuming if you are dust-sensitive.