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​How to get rid of dust mites from your floors and carpets

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How to get rid of dust mites from your floors and carpets

You should consider buying a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, if you do not already own one. (HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter; it works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke.)

You should vacuum your home several times a week to reduce the risk of dust mite eggs hatching. Your vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will also be able to pick up any droppings that dust mites leave behind. REMEMBER: You should replace your HEPA filter every year or so.

Carpet is a perfect breeding ground for dust mites, some people with more serious dust mite allergies may wish to replace their carpet with linoleum, laminate or hardwood flooring.

It may be a good idea for you to steam clean your carpets regularly if you have access to a steam cleaner. The heat from the steam is a very effective way to kill dust mites and eggs. If you are to use a steam cleaner on your carpet you may want to use some Your Choice Dust Mite Stopper afterwards so that you know there is little chance any dust mites will survive this heavy cleanse.

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