But I still have questions like how much square foot can an air purifier cover? Can it cover our whole house? If not, then I think I have to place it inside our bedroom or in our living room where most of the pollutants are. Also, my friend told me that there are four types of air purifier, the ionic, HEPA, ozone and ultraviolet but she cannot differentiate one from the other. Do these air purifiers release chemicals? I have to browse the net and start doing my research today for the best and safest air purifier before this asthma flares up again.
Sometimes even how clean our house is, we cannot control the existence of insects. These tiny pestering creatures somehow think that they belong with the family and have the right to stay in our house. Insects that we seldom pay attention to are the bed bugs.
Bed bugs live in tiny cracks of furniture, clothing and bedding. They suck blood from human and animals and though the bite itself is painless and is not noticed, itching commonly occurs. Though they have not been proven to carry infections, researchers have implicated bed bugs as possible carrier of trypanosomiasis or Chagas disease. Chagas disease infections can spread when person accidentally rubs feces of an infected bug into an open wound, mouth or eyes and it can sometimes cause death particularly to infants. Scientists still yet to determine whether bed bugs may serve as Chagas disease carriers but you do not want to take chances, do you? What we want is to protect our family from any infections and diseases.
The best thing to do is to find ways how you can prevent bed bugsfrom pestering you. And if your house is already infested, you do not have much choice but to dismantle your furniture most especially bed frames to expose bedbugs’ hiding sites and treat it with insecticides. There are several products on the market that works well for bed bugs. As for the garments and linens, soak them in hot water (120ºF minimum). Then clean very well the infested room. Brush all the possible corners and cracks to dislodge eggs. Or if you want, you can hire exterminators and they will find all the places where bed bugs are hiding, and will use various insecticides – sprays, dusts, and aerosols.
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The ventilation in our bedroom is not that good and we can’t sleep without using the air conditioner. In order to limit the use of electricity and save, we decided to sleep on the living room with a mattress on the floor and with the main door open for a well ventilation. However every morning, we have to carry back again the mattress in the bedroom. Because of this routine for almost three months now, our mattress is beginning to deteriorate. We need to buy a new one but what I want this time is an air mattress that can be easily inflated and deflated so we don’t have to bring it back in the bedroom everyday. It can be easily stored and can be used by our guests as well. But how to find a good twin air mattress? What are the things to consider before buying one? By doing some research, I found out three important things:
• Look for air mattress that is made from very durable materials and with sturdy side rails that could withstand puncture so as to prevent leak.