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Monday, May 31, 2010

Ah, now we know why!

I moved into stately manor almost 4 years ago. I love this place! I mean the view from the porch is not bad!

Shortly after moving in though I became plagued with sinus congestion and related ailments. After 2 CT scans, a boatload of antibiotics, and related efforts someone decided an allergist might be a good idea. 

I am allergic to these:

The house dust mite. To be correct, I am not allergic to them, just the fecal matter they excrete.

Although this method of eradication may be emotionally therapeutic it would probably be expensive and may concern the neighbors somewhat:
Anybody have any tips on reducing the population of house dust mites other than the ones illustrated above?

I know the first step is to get rid of this hideous carpet. It's everywhere except the kitchen and laundry room.

6 comments:

  1. You could always move back to WS

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  2. If I could I would rid myself of carpets as soon as I moved in. Not always possible though.

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  3. @USA- True that! I had other overriding priorities for this property. A roof, a heat pump, a deck, you get the idea! So now I can turn my attention to this.

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  4. Get yourself some plastic liners to cover your bed. When you change the bedding you can wipe off the micro size droppings. Crinkle, crinkle.

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  5. @Supi- I hate the Crinkle, Crinkle! I have not fully researched your blogs, but I know you are an artist. There is a painting of a young Indian brave asleep on his horse on guard for the tribe at one of my work places. Love it! Do you know this painting? I would love to have some of your work here!

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  6. I think you have the right idea with the hand gun !

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