Try to use organic gardening principles instead of pesticides on
your property and talk to your neighbours about doing the same.
Some pesticides have been implicated in triggering asthma. If you
suffer from airborne allergies, the rules are the same as they are
in the spring:
- Keep windows and doors closed, control indoor humidity by using
air conditioning and/or a dehumidifier, and avoid going outdoors
before 10:00 a.m. as pollen counts are at their peak in the morning
- Remove your shoes at the entrance to your home to avoid tracking
in pollen, moulds and pesticides.
- Shower or bathe before going to bed and wash your bed linens
- Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and remember damp wiping and
moping is best – no sweeping.
- To control dust, dust mites and other indoor pollutants, there
are two words to remember – clean and dry.
- It is especially important to remove clothing and paper from
the basement in the damp summer months. These items absorb moisture
and can provide a starting point for mould growth.