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Dust mites are annoying, to say the least. Not only do these tiny creatures trigger asthma, but they are also one of the most common allergens, often lurking on all sorts of surfaces in your home. Luckily, you can keep your allergies and unsightly dust under control with a few quick solutions for less sneezing, easy breathing, and great air quality.

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1. Minimize carpeting

Dust mites often make their homes in thick carpeting. Keep in mind that carpeting laid over concrete is especially comfortable for dust mites, thanks to the high humidity and moisture levels. If you have old carpets in your home, consider replacing them with hardwood or tile flooring. Similar surfaces like horizontal blinds and upholstered furniture are other breeding grounds for dust mites, so think about some simple design changes you can make to decrease the dust.

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