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.