1. Learn how to recognize mugwort so you can give it a wide berth (there’s a picture at the top of this article)
2. Avoid going out at times of day when plants release most pollen; that is, in the morning and early evening
3. Keep windows and doors closed when pollen levels are high. Consider turning on the air conditioning instead, if you have it, to make life more comfortable
4. Wraparound sunglasses, a hat, face mask, hay fever nasal filter or cellulose spray may help keep mugwort pollen out of your eyes, nose and throat.
5. Clean regularly to keep your house free of mugwort pollen. Use a damp cloth and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
6. Keep coats and shoes by the front door so you don’t bring as much pollen into your main living space
7. Shower before bed and rinse pollen out of your hair
8. Wash clothes and bed linen regularly and dry your laundry indoors when mugwort pollen levels are high
9. Pets can pick up pollen so shouldn’t sleep in your bedroom.