Do you feel like your allergy or asthma symptoms are getting worse in your Trinity, Florida, home? If so, you may have dust mites. People who are allergic or highly sensitive will want to make their home inhospitable to these pests.

What Are Dust Mites?

Dust mites are microscopic pests that live in your home. They don’t bite or sting but feed off dead skin cells and pet dander that accumulate in your home. Many people are allergic to them and they are one of the most common indoor triggers for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. If you find yourself coughing, sneezing, and suffering from a runny nose, it is possible you’re having an allergic reaction.

Where Do They Live?

Dust mites are found by the thousands in bedding, mattresses, and furniture with upholstery. They live in carpets and rugs, and can even be found in soft stuffed animals that your kids sleep with. They thrive in homes with high humidity. They don’t drink water but absorb what they need from the air. When your home has high humidity levels, you are creating the ideal living condition for dust mites.

How Can I Get Rid of Them?

Adding a dehumidifier to your home can help to lower the moisture level so dust mites can’t survive. Air purifiers, such as our Trane Effects Air Cleaner, are extremely effective for eliminating them. Air cleaners can trap and remove over 99 percent of particulate matter that are found in your home. Vacuum often and be sure to use a vacuum cleaner with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. You and your family will breathe easier.

Schedule an appointment today with our experts at Nuccio Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 813-961-7895 to have indoor air quality products installed in your home.

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