Archive for the Allergies Category
Posted on August 14, 2012 with 1 Comment
According to Wikipedia, house dust mites reproduce quickly enough that their effect on human health can be significant. As dust mites like warm, fluffy furniture and materials, they are most likely to be found on beds, couches, carpets, rugs, toys, and curtains.
Methods of eradication:
- It is best to have a carpet-free house if dust mites or any house pests are dangerous for a person (e.g., because of their allergy), as flat surfaces are easier to clean and vacuum.
- Anti-mite mattresses or mattress covers which prevent any house pests should be used.
- Regular cleaning and washing of areas where dust mites thrive is necessary to keep them and their waste to a minimum. A simple washing will not completely remove all mites or their droppings, but it will remove at least 90%;
- Exposure to temperatures over 60 °C (140 °F) for a period of one hour or freezing, exposure to temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F), will typically prove fatal to house dust mites;
- Ten minutes in a household clothes dryer at lethal temperatures [near 105 °C (221 °F)] has been shown to be sufficient to kill all the dust mites in bedding.
Posted on May 16, 2012 with 1 Comment
If you are suffering from springtime allergy symptoms, allergies can also be caused by dust mites, cockroaches, domestic animals, mouse and rat dropping, and molds. There can even be a significant amount of pollen in your house at this time of year.
Dust mites like to live where there is food, moisture and warmth. This often means our bed. As like with bed bugs, your bed is the ideal spot for dust mites to be.
Keeping Dust Mites and Allergens Out of the Bedroom: There are a number of things that can be done to decrease exposure to dust mites, along with bed bugs and allergens in your bedroom. You should start by doing a thorough vacuuming of your room and furnishings and then install a mattress and box spring encasement set. These covers, made of tightly woven fabric, prevent dust mites from harboring or escaping from your mattress and box spring.
Posted on April 19, 2012 with No Comments
The weather has been unseasonably warm this spring, the onset of early warm temperatures and a lot of rain may lead to a lot of health problems, experts say. More than 7,500 daily record-high temperatures were set last month, and that included more than 540 places that set all-time highs, according to Chris Dolce, a meteorologist at Weather.com.
“We had a lot of precipitation during the winter and now we have these unseasonably warm temperatures,” said Dr. Clifford Bassett, medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of NY. “That really primes the pump for what we’re seeing now.”
Also on target to be on the rise are bed bugs in New York
. For those who live in areas where bed bugs have been on the rise for years, experts warn that the invasive critters may be in full effect a lot earlier this year.