Hey Springfield – have a dust mite allergy?

Symptoms include…

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Itchy throat
  • Itchy skin
  • Chest pain

We’ve seen a lot of properties in our time buying and selling real estate in Springfield… and virtually all of them have dust mites (it’s just a matter of how many).

So we thought we’d offer some quick tips for reducing the number of dust mites in a house.

Humidity — Dust mites are found pretty much everywhere, but the higher humidity, the more dust mites there will typically be. That’s why it’s recommended to use a dehumidifier, run the air conditioning, and improve the ventilation of your home by installing exhaust fans, ceiling fans, and soffit vents in the attic.

Gravity — Dust mites are tiny particles, but that doesn’t make them immune to the pull of gravity. They’ll settle on fabrics, pillows, bedding, and furniture. The possible solutions for this are to replace carpet with hardwood floors, mop and vacuum often, dust with a damp cloth, wash bedding in hot water, and use a HEPA air purifier in your home.

Pets — Not only can pets also suffer from dust mite allergies, but they can contribute to the problem as well. Possible solutions include washing all bedding and toys, using synthetic materials for bedding, frequent bathing, not leaving pet food out all day, and regular vet visits.

That should give you a head start on pesky dust mites.

Oh — and if you or someone you know ever wants to sell their house fast for cash, give us a call at (417) 246-2460 to get a fair as-is cash offer!

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