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Cleaning To Control Asthma: Wash Bedding

Dust mites in the bedroom are a trigger for people with allergies and asthma. Every home has dust mites. You can't see them; they feed on invisible skin flakes in pillows, bedding, upholstery and carpeting. You can control them by keeping bedding clean and controlling dust.



To Control Dust Mites in the Bedroom

  • Use special dust mite-proof covers to keep dust mites from going through pillows and mattresses. They're sometimes called "allergen-impermeable" covers. Wipe covers with a damp cloth every week. If you don't use covers, wash pillows at least 4 times a year, and replace them every year.
  • Don't use carpet in the bedroom. Use linoleum, vinal or wood flooring and washable area rugs. Wash rugs once a week.

Wash Bedding to Control Dust Mites


Cleaning to Control Allergies & Asthma: Basics
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Bedroom
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Wash Bedding
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Bathroom
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Kitchen
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Refrigerator
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Clutter Control
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