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Jun 21, 2011 (03:06 PM EDT), a leading online retailer of healthy home products for allergy relief, recommends several steps an allergy sufferer can take to control dust mites in their home and dispels five frequent myths about dust mites and dust mite covers.

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live in mattresses and upholstery and the unprepared home or apartment can be the host to millions of them, causing red and itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, sneezing and congestion.

Your first step in dust mite control is to keep your home cool and at a humidity level below 50%. Dust mite covers that encase your mattress, box spring and pillows and made of comfortable, breathable fabrics should be your next line of defense.

Here are five frequent dust mite myths that, a leading online retailer for allergy relief products, would like to dispel to help educate consumers:

  1. All homes have dust mites. No, they do not, which is why recommends that you use a dust mite test kit before you go to the expense of dust mite remediation.
  2. Dust mite covers are sufficient to kill dust mites. While doctors and allergists recommend dust mite covers for your bedding, research has shown that dust mites get onto your carpets, clothing and upholstery. Studies show that a combination of a steam cleaner and a Hepa vacuum regimen at an 8 week interval is recommended after protecting your bedding.
  3. Everyone is allergic to dust mites. If you have environmental allergies, chances are that you suffer from dust mite allergies. However, always recommends that you go to your doctor and get tested first.
  4. Dust mites bite. No, they do not because dust mites are too small to bite human beings; It is their fecal matter and body parts which are the irritant to humans.
  5. Dust mites fly. Strangely enough they do not fly, but the adolescent ones do jump around and their droppings can be moved around. Air purifiers are recommended after other measures have been taken.

For more information, contact Gary McEldowney, Marketing Director, Boston Green Goods, Inc. at 781-419-5500 ext: 222 or mceldowneyg(at)bostongreengoods(dot)com