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DIY steps on how to control bed dust mites

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Get ready for the fall and control the dust mites population in your home.

Dust mites are known to create skin allergies and asthma and live on your mattress and pillows by the millions.

As gross as it sounds, they eat our dead skin and are a major cause of asthma and allergies; especially in children and the elderly. According to the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, approximately 10 percent of Americans exhibit allergic sensitivity to dust mites.

As we start cranking up the heather and close our windows, the concentrations of dust mites and their feces increases inside.

Pull the sheets and air out your mattress once a month.

Wash your pillows and sheets weekly.

Clean the top of your mattress on a regular basis with a DIY disinfecting solution.

Your family will thank you.

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