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Dust mites excrete a protein in their feces that can trigger sneezing and a runny nose. You can’t see them but they are there. “In humid areas like the Northeast, where we are, a mattress will double its weight in 10 years from dust mites,” To remedy use hypoallergenic mattress encasements on your mattress, box spring and pillows. Bed encasements are also a great tool to find signs of bed bugs in the earliest stages. You should also wash your sheets weekly in hot water, lower the thermostat and keep humidity levels low. It will also help, he says, to use a HEPA-filter vacuum and to clean with microfiber cloths that trap dust instead of launching it into the air. Click here for in-depth information about dust mites.