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Carpet is a giant air filter and needs to be kept clean.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AFFA),"the role of carpet has been scientifically proven to trap many of the allergens which trigger allergies and asthma and keep them out of the breathing zone to help alleviate problems for those who suffer from these conditions..."

What can you do about it?

There are many steps you can take to help eliminate dust mites, and make our homes healthier places to live.

  • Clean your carpets!
    We can't stress this enough. Vacuuming removes live and dead dust mites, and also their source of nourishment - dead skin.
  • Reduce the humidity in your home. Dust mites cannot drink, so they can only live in humidity higher than 50%, and they thrive in humidity over 70%.
  • Clean your bed linens often - in hot water - at least once a week.
  • Vacuum your kitchen and hard surface floors at least once a week.
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