A "Mitey" Solution

How to rid your home of dust mites

(HealthDayNews) -- Dust mites are a major source of allergens, and their favorite place to live is a nice warm mattress. Your warm mattress.

But did you know dust mites also need moisture? And, according to the journal Allergy, the amount of moisture generated by a single person lying in bed isn't enough to keep mites alive.

So one way to reduce the number of mites in your mattress would be to wait for a really cold day and then turn the temperature way up. The relative humidity will be too low to let the mites survive.

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