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Wash Your Bedding Weekly
Dust mites are common indoor allergens for many. And they can be found throughout your home. However, they thrive in warm, humid environments such as bedding. Encase mattresses, box springs and pillows in special allergen-proof fabric covers. Also, wash your bedding weekly in hot water. While the sheets are in the wash, dust the bedroom thoroughly.
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Keep Humidity Low
Dehumidifiers can also work to cut down on dust mite allergens, along with mold and mildew. Signs your home is too humid and could benefit from a dehumidifier include: wet stains on walls and/or ceilings, rotting wood, condensation on windows and musty smells. And small, portable dehumidifiers can cost less than $200. A built-in system can run up to $2,000.