Mighty Mites

They’re in your carpet, clothing, pillows, your child’s stuffed animals—even in your bed. And they could be affecting your asthma or worsening your allergies.

Dust mites are nothing to sneeze at. They can live on and under many surfaces. But a simple routine may help you take the might out of the dust mites in your home.

Experts recommend washing all bed linens in hot water that’s at least one hundred and thirty degrees Fahrenheit. You can also place linens and pillows in the dryer for at least fifteen minutes at the same temperature.

Doing this once a week significantly reduces dust mites. This is a good general practice, but it’s especially important if you have allergies or asthma.

Washing this way could have you or your child breathing easier, and have the mites in your home biting the dust.

BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.

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