Use shades or vertical blinds instead of horizontal blinds, which collect dust. Replace drapes with curtains that can be washed regularly.
House-dust mites are almost impossible to get rid of. But you can keep them under control. Try some of these tips: Enclose your mattress, box spring, and pillows in allergy-proof casings.
Wash sheets, blankets, and mattress pads every 1 to 2 weeks in hot water. Wash bedding in hot water (at least 50 ° C) to kill house-dust mites. Warm or cold water won't kill them.
Remove stuffed animals and things that collect dust, such as wall hangings, knickknacks, and books– especially in the bedroom.
Have as little carpeting as possible.
Each week, have your home dusted with a damp cloth and vacuumed.
The dander, saliva, and urine of animals are all allergens. Cats produce more of these allergens than most other pets. Animal fur may also contain dust, mold, and pollen. The best way to avoid animal allergens is not to have a pet. If you already have a pet and can't bear to part with it, try to reduce your exposure as much as possible OR take allergen immunotherapy for pet allergens.
Enclose mattresses, box springs, and pillows in allergy-proof casings. Use washable blankets and quilts. Avoid feather pillows, down comforters, and wool blankets.
EXPOSE BEDDING TO SUNLIGHT!
Install a fan to keep the bathroom well ventilated.
Check stored food for spoilage and mold growth. Clean up spills right away.
Avoid dust-catching clutter. Have enclosed places to keep books, toys, and clothes. Keep closet doors closed.
Use washable throw rugs wherever possible, or have bare floors.
Keep your car clean. Vacuum the seats and carpets regularly. If you have air conditioning, use it instead of opening the windows.
Keep rain gutters clean. Remove leaves and debris that can grow mold.
Seal all the spaces between your cupboards and beds and the wall.
Do not use carpets.
Look for fungus on the walls and have the walls painted regularly. If you're allergic to mold, pay special attention to areas where water tends to collect. Here are some tips for avoiding mold: Clean the bathroom shower or tub regularly with bleach, and check the shower curtain for mold growth.
Get leaky faucets or leaks in the roof fixed right away.
While bathing or showering, leave a window open or run a fan so moisture can escape. If your house is damp, use a dehumidifier.
Carpet can trap allergens, so vacuum at least once or twice a week. If you have heavy drapes, vacuum these, too. If someone else can't dust and vacuum for you, take your allergy medication before doing these tasks. Wearing a filter mask may help.If necessary, choose a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
Also, perform regular dusting of blinds, baseboards, ceiling fans, furniture, and other surfaces.