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Pets & Guests: 5 Steps to Allergy-Free Harmony

Pets & Guests: 5 Steps to Allergy-Free Harmony

Let’s face it – pets aren’t just pets, they’re family. For those of us with four-legged fur friends, we’ve come to accept all the lovable pitfalls that can come with being human companions: errant bits of pet hair, the occasional accident, and any fun things they can track in, like dirt, leaves or (and this is for you cat lovers) the occasional dead lizard. But what do you do if you’re having guests over…and they’re – gasp! – allergic to…

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Asked & Answered: Can A Dehumidifier Help Control Dust Mites?

Asked & Answered: Can A Dehumidifier Help Control Dust Mites?

Q: Is it true that a dehumidifier can help control dust mites? A: Yes. Dust mites – barely visible to the naked eye – aren’t like typical bugs that bite or burrow into the human body. They feed on dead skin from pets and humans, and their fecal pellets contain an allergen to which millions of people are highly allergic. These little pests are nearly everywhere; roughly 4 out of 5 homes in the US have detectable levels of dust…

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