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How can I get rid of and prevent dust bunnies?

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Vacuuming and dusting regularly are obvious ways to banish dust bunnies. But cleaning can also stir up dust. Wear a mask when you clean if you've got a dust mite allergy. Unfortunately, you can't totally prevent dust bunnies and mites. But keeping a clean home can control them. Dust mites like moisture. To keep them from gathering in the first place, it helps to use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. Keep the humidity below 50%.

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Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

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