You can’t see dust mites, but if you are one of the 20 million Americans who are allergic to them, you will know they are present in your home. Inhaling the byproducts of dust mites creates allergic reactions that range from cold-like symptoms to severe respiratory problems more akin to asthma.
It’s almost impossible to eliminate dust mites completely from your home, but you can certainly reduce their population. Dust mites can produce up to 200 times their body weight in waste during their lifetime. This waste may cause health issues, such as allergic reactions, nasal congestion, coughing and breathing difficulties. By following these steps to eliminate dust mites […]
While staying indoors during our cold Southwest Ohio winter will protect you from the elements, it does expose you to other health and discomfort issues. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, staying indoors all winter will expose you to a variety of allergy triggers. Here are some of the most common household triggers for asthma […]
Many allergy sufferers stay indoors in the fall to avoid high pollen counts that cause uncomfortable symptoms such as sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, runny noses and nasal congestion. Unfortunately, a well-sealed home can trap allergens such as animal dander, dust mites, mold spores and pollen. To make your home a safe haven from allergies this […]
To ensure allergen triggers are kept to a minimum, it’s important to maintain your home’s air filtration systems and cleanliness standards. Dust mites, pollen and animal hair can be overlooked when cleaning by hand, so be sure to keep a maintenance schedule for inspecting and changing your HVAC filter. Keeping fans, registers and filters clean can have […]