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How To Get Rid Of Dust Mites

One of the most common miniature pests you can find in your home is the dust mite. In the UK allergic reactions are most commonly caused by dust mites. They actually affect more people than pollen or other allergies. Which is why you don’t want them in your home. Here we are going to take a look of how to get rid of dust mites in your home.

Reduce items that collect dust

These are the objects that provide a dust mite with an all you can eat buffet. Dust mite soften live deep inside the fibres of old furniture and are difficult to remove. If you cannot eliminate all traces of dust mites, they will re-infest your home very quickly. Common items you will find dust mites in are pillows, mattresses and blankets. These all have a shorter lifespan. So it’s better to replace them.

Use anti-mite products

Wash everything you can like bedding, curtains, clothing and toys. Then move on to cleaning carpets in your home with a special anti-mite shampoo. Be careful when purchasing anti-mite products as they can be irritant to skin.

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Clean surfaces that collect dust

Feather dusters won’t do the job here because they stir the dust up into the air. Afterwards the dust, along with the mites, will fall back down onto the ground. Getting a damp cloth will remove all of the dust it touches no matter where it is. This eliminates a dust mites food source so you have more of a chance of ridding your home of them.

Allow sunlight into your home

Washed bedding and clothing can be hung outside or in places that get a lot of direct sunlight. Air out heavy rugs and curtains as much as possible, remembering that direct sunlight kills dust mites.

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Reduce the humidity and temperature

Dust mites thrive in a humid warm environment. This can be prevented by airing out your home. You can also purchase air purifier to keep your home dry.

Adopt a minimalist approach

The more items you have means the more dust that collects. You can’t clean everything individually on a weekly basis. You wouldn’t have time to do anything else! Lose the items that you haven’t used in the last year or put them into storage. The less things you have around the home collecting dust the better it will be.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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