Quick Ways to Get Rid of Dust Mites

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Quick Ways to Get Rid of Dust Mites: No home is immune to these little critters. Read the article to find out what you can do to reduce their numbers.

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Quick Ways to Get Rid of Dust Mites

Dust mite allergy is one of the most common allergies around the world. The excretions of dust mites contain a type of protein to which the human skin is quite sensitive. A brief exposure to these dust mites may leave you with more than just a passing bout of sneezing.

Unfortunately, it is easier to deal with insects like ants and cockroaches than with dust mites. You can trace larger insects and eliminate them. But since dust mites are so tiny, it is impossible to see them, much less kill them. Even the cleanest of houses may be home to these invisible dust mites. As they multiply, their droppings and carcasses also increase, eventually becoming air borne. So, how do you get rid of dust mites?

Clean, clean, clean

The first step is to cut down the propagation of these mites. The single most effective way to do that is to control the environment, which is your house. Clean, clean, clean, especially your children’s bedrooms. Yes, cleaning sucks, but so does wheezing! Don’t forget to clean aircon vents and to vacuum stuffed toys. Keep bookshelves and fan blades clean and dust-free.

 Let the sunshine in

Open your windows and doors daily to let in sunlight. Remember, sunlight is an extremely potent natural disinfectant and can help kill dust mites in a completely safe and natural manner.

Take care of your linens

Keep allergy-proof covers on your mattresses and pillows. Dust mites feed on dead skin cells from the human body. The allergy-proof covers help keep check on the number of dust mites that reside in your bed linen.

Wash your linen regularly. It is important to wash your linen in hot water because cold water may not be able to kill most of them. Alternatively, you can get your linen and mattresses dry cleaned periodically.

Use an air purifier

A slightly more expensive way to keep your house free of dust mites is to use an air purifier. Though they can get on your nerves because of their low drone, they are a necessary evil in households where members have respiratory sensitivities.

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