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Why Do Dust Mites Cause Allergic Reactions

Dust mites are incredibly ugly and if they were visible to the human eye, we would all be horrified to know that our homes are full of them. Ever wonder why they cause allergic reactions in some people?

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How to Reduce Your Exposure to Allergens
If you have allergies, you aren’t alone. There’s a crowd in the doctor’s office because allergies and asthma account for over 10 million visits to the doctor's office every year. If you want to cut down on the doctor visits reduce your exposure to allergens. Here’s how. view more»
Seasonal Shedding: How To Handle The Extra Fur
If you have allergies, you probably associate springtime with pollen. However, that is not the only allergen in the air! Soon, your pet will be shedding so much that your fur balls will have fur balls. It can get so bad that the hair rolls across the floor like tumbleweeds. It does not have to be that way. view more»
Spring Allergy Cleaning - Finally the Living Areas
Spring cleaning comes from a time when we relied more on wood, oil and coal burning sources for heat. By the end of winter, after a home had been closed up for months in an effort to keep it warm the air was stuffy and most surfaces had accumulated ash and soot. Warmer days meant a time to open the windows and doors and scrub away soot, ash, and dust. view more»
Spring Allergy Cleaning - Kitchen Cleanup
Ack! Spring cleaning the kitchen can be such a big job that it can tire you out just to think about it, much less do it. But, if you have a strategy, a plan, and the right tools, it doesn't have to be so bad. view more»
Spring Has Arrived and So Have the Allergies

Spring is in the air, warm weather is here for many and for others its' just a few short weeks away. The down side is the airborne allergen levels are going through the roof. For Allergy sufferers April truly is the cruelest month for allergy sufferers, bringing nasal-assaulting tree pollen along with all those lovely spring flowers.

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Where Do Dust Mites Live?
Where do dust mites live? That can be a more complicated question to answer than you might think. The easy answer is in bedding, mattress and pillows and that’s generally true, but mites can be found in other parts of your home too. view more»
What are Dust Mite Covers?
If you or someone in your family is diagnosed with an allergy to household dust or dust mites, your doctor’s office has advised you to cover your bed in dust mite covers. Allergists, immunologists, and family physicians may differ in their treatment of allergy symptoms. However, the one thing on which they all agree is the need for dust mite covers for your bed. view more»
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Does your dog or cat have an area of their body that they lick constantly? Do they chew and pull and tug at their fur? Does your pet scratch and scratch and scratch? Have they licked or chewed at one spot so much that the fur is gone and the skin is inflamed and even possibly bleeding? view more»
What does hypoallergenic really mean?
Hypoallergenic is a term you see used to describe everything from skin care cream to laundry detergent and even cats and dogs. If it’s hypoallergenic it’s got to be good, right? How well do you know what the term means? Try this quiz. view more»
How Allergies Affect Your Eyes
Allergy symptoms can be more than sneezing, coughing, stuffy nose, or runny nose. Allergies can affect your eyes as well. view more»
Can’t Shake that Winter Cold? It May be Winter Allergies

Did you wake up this morning with a runny or stuffy nose? Have you had sinus congestion, sneezing or wheezing since last fall? The kids get blamed for bringing home a constant stream of colds from school or daycare but the real culprit may be allergies; not colds.

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The Art of Staying Warm – A Winter Bedding Primer
Cold upon us. There’s no doubt that winter is heading your. Awake or asleep, staying warm is a priority. When it comes to winter bedding, the options can be bewildering. Here’s your primer on winter bedding materials. view more»
What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a chronic condition that is characterized by inflammation of the skin. Like asthma, eczema can be controlled but not cured. Symptoms, flares or outbreaks are more common in children than adults.

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Dust Mites And Asthma: The Deadly Connection
Can dust mite allergens trigger asthma attack? The answer is a resounding yes. Not only can these microscopic pests cause giant problems for asthmatics, they are actually the most common cause of allergy-induced asthma in children and adults on the planet. view more»
How to Avoid Bed Bugs When you Travel
When you come home from a trip you want to make sure that all you bring back are memories, a few photos and maybe some souvenirs in your suitcase. The last thing you want to bring home are hitchhikers like bedbugs. view more»
Sneeze-cation: Traveling with Allergies
Step one complete: your home is protected and your family has a safe-zone from allergies. However as the summer traveling season comes to an end and the holiday traveling season looms in the distant future, it is time to start thinking about the necessary precautions to dust mite proofing your vacation. view more»
Yes to Holiday Fun and No to Holiday Allergies
Halloween is behind us and before you know it Thanksgiving and the December holidays will be here. Don’t let allergies and asthma turn you into Ebe-Sneezer Scrooge. Avoid the wheezing and sneezing that can be triggered this time of year by following these tips. view more»
Making Your Home Pet Allergy Free for Holiday Guests

It won’t be long before families will be gathering together to celebrate the holidays. The house will be cleaned, tablecloths pressed, and all sorts of baking will be done in anticipation of the arrival of out-of-town family and friends. The question is what do you do if Aunt sue is allergic to Rover or Uncle Bill can’t be anywhere near Fluffy? 

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Forget About Vampires and Zombies, Dust Mites are Scary
I went the the local Boy Scouts Haunted Forest once and will never do that again. I mean, dark, haunted, and out in the woods! Scary! But what is really scary is right there in your house and in your bed. And you sleep with these terrors every night! Dust mites are scary. view more»
Tengo bichos en la cama? Entérese cómo lo tanto, no vuelva a ocurrir
¿Cómo se las chinches? Es, el AM no es tan sencillo una respuesta como usted podría pensar. La gente tiende a asumir que resultan bichos de la cama de un hogar mal estado o las condiciones miserables de vida, pero que, el AM no es realmente cierto. view more»
What Is Allergy Bedding
Specifically, we are talking about especially designed zippered covers for the mattress, pillow, box spring and duvet. If you have dust mite allergy, these covers can be the difference between waking up feeling well or waking up knowing it is going to be one of those “allergy” days. view more»
What are Dust Mites and Dust Mite Covers?
If you were recently diagnosed with an allergy to dust or dust mites, your doctor has recommended that you encase your mattress, box spring, and pillow with dust mite covers. What are dust mites? Are all mattress covers dust mite covers? view more»
What are Bed Mites
The most common "Bed Mite" is the house dust mite but there are several others that can make life hard. view more»
How to Neutralize Refrigerator Odors For Good
One question we often get asked is " What do you have that gets rid of the odors in my fridge?" Amazingly, the foods that spoil the fastest outside of the refrigerator are responsible for most refrigerator odors. view more»

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