It is allergy season in Oklahoma, and you are probably wondering what you can do to cut down on the harsh symptoms that come along. Many Oklahomans might not know that dust mites are the number one indoor allergen. Dust mites are so tiny that you never see them, but they are living in tiny areas in your home. Dust mites can be found in your carpet, bedding, and other furniture around your home. The mites themselves are not the only problem, but all of their droppings as well. Their microscopic droppings float around in the air inside your home causing your body to react. People with allergies and asthma are very susceptible to a reaction when exposed to these tiny creatures and their droppings.
Many people do not know that dust mites thrive in damp environments. If you have water entering your crawlspace or basement you likely have dust mites. Dust mites absorb moisture out of the air, so if there is an area with high relative humidity you want to get that dry as soon as possible.
A few different things can lead to a high humidity level such as water wicking, a leak, the entrance of water vapor, and unwanted air. As the weather warms up outside of your home the air inside condenses and causes a higher humidity level. You can maintain the humidity of your home and kill dust mites by having a special dehumidifier installed. Vesta offers a SaniDry Sedona that eliminates moisture and filters your air, making the air you breath safe and eliminating those pesky allergens.