Mites, Pet Dander, Pollen at Home
Allergies can trash the best of us. Grass and tree pollen irritate millions people every year. Dust mites,
mold and pet dander plague us, too. We want to
help you make your home an itch and sneeze free zone?
Allergy-proofing your home,
using the right
allergy control products (getting rid of outdoor and indoor allergens) isn't an easy task, but it's well
worth the effort. In the fight against allergies it's the first and most important step in dealing with
your allergies. A heck of better than any medication or shots.
During the spring
season, pollen and grasses are the biggest problem. Once pollen gets inside your house,
it becomes a problem. A few tips:
- As much as you would like to
throw open the windows open and let the fresh air in, don't. That also
includes your car windows. If you want to keep a window or two open then you
should look at using a window screen designed to stop dust, pollen and mold
spores from getting in.
- If you have an AC system that
pulls outdoor in set the unit to
re-circulate air to keep the pollen outside.
- Change your clothes as soon
as you get home. Leave your shoes at the door. Shower before you go to bed.
- Vacuum with a vacuum that
uses high-efficiency bags or HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners.
Now if dust mites and pet dander are
what triggers your allergies then there are other things you can and should do.
- Do your cleaning early in the
day. That way the dust and other airborne allergens you stir up have a chance
to settle before you go to bed.
- Dust with a damp cloth (old
tee shirt works great) or one that has been sprayed with a special dust
catching solution. Several good ones are on the market.
- Use high quality filter on
your air conditioning and furnace. This is not the place to be cheap
- Get rid of "dust
collectors" in your
bedroom. That includes curtains, extra pillows, books, upholstered furniture,
carpets, etc. Bedrooms are the
breeding ground for dust mites and they really love the bedding.
- If you can't get rid of it
then treat it with an anti-allergen dust mite sprays and carpet treatments.
- Wash sheets and pillowcases in very hot
water over 130 degrees or use anti allergen detergents or additives when washing bed sheets and clothes to
kill dust mites. Don't dry sheets outside, since that brings
more allergens inside.
- Cover mattresses, box springs, and pillows
dust mite proof covers.
- Wash your pets often with
anti allergen pet shampoos and use the pet dander solutions in between
- Use portable
air cleaners with HEPA
in the bedroom.
Some people that have
pet allergies mistakenly believe if they just rid of the pet all will be fine
and their allergy symptoms will go away. Wrong. it's going to take months to get rid
of the dander, even after the animal is gone. Pet dander is light and sticks to
everything including walls, ceilings, floors, furniture you and me.
Just remember to be
patient and you will eventually get your home just right.
Additional Helpful products:
MicroAir Window Screen
Allersearch Dust Mite
Electrostatic and Pleated Air
Allersearch Anti Allergen
Laundry Detergent and Demite Laundry Additive
Wishing you the best of health
The Allergy Store