Dust mites are found in every house. They are very small and barely visible to the unaided eye. They can survive in all climates, but survive best in mattresses, carpets, furniture and bedding. They are relatives of the spider family and feed on the shredded flakes of skin that fall off on a daily basis. No matter how clean your home is, they can not be totally eliminated. There are a few steps you can take to reduce the number of dust mites in your home.
-use a humidifier to keep thr relative humidity under 50%
-encase mattresses and pillows in a dust-proof or allergan impermeable covers
-wash all bedding and blankets at least once a week in hot water. Non-washable bedding can be frozen overnight.
-replace wool or feathered bedding with synthetic materials, and traditional stuffed animals with washable ones
-if possible, replace carpets with bare floors and remove fabric curtains and upholstered furniture.
-use a damp mop or rag to remove dust. Never use s dry cloth since this stirs up mite allergans.
-Lysol spray kills dust mites and other bacteria that mites spread.