Getting Rid of DUST MITES

Dust mites are very small living creatures; they do not transmit diseases to people or human beings but can cause severe allergic reactions to some people. People who are prone to allergies and asthma can be adversely affected by these pests, resulting to symptoms that might include a runny nose, problem breathing and coughing. Asthma is very dangerous and if left untreated, it might lead to death. Here are a few tips that can help you eradicate and prevent dust mites at home.

Lowering Humidity

These pests germinate in warm, humid temperatures. Houses with 75-80 percent relative humidity and above 70 degrees Fahrenheit attracts dust mites 10 times more than houses with air conditioners. Using either an air conditioner or a humidifier to reduce the humidity of your house might help you prevent and get rid of dust mites at the same time. You should maintain your rooms’ relative humidity at 50 percent or below.

Frequent Laundry

Since dust mites prefer to live in beds more than any other place, you might consider washing your blankets, pillowcases and sheets in hot water on a regular basis. Hot water has high temperatures which can easily kill all the dust mites that had accumulated in your bedding. Another alternative is to freeze your bedding if they are not washable. You should wash or freeze you bedding on a weekly basis in order to eliminate all the dust mites including the ones that have hatched from eggs.

Regular House Cleaning

By cleaning your entire house regularly and vacuuming your house floor at least twice a week will help you get rid of dust mites. If you are allergic to dust, wear a mask in order to avoid breathing dust particles. You might also use damp cloth to pick up the dust before using a vacuum. Choose the right vacuum for the job, for instance a micro filter bag or double-layered vacuum cleaner might be useful.