How to Remove Dust Mite From Your Home For Good

How to Remove Dust Mite From Your Home For Good

Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by in Indoor Air Quality

Remove Dust Mite From Your Home

Dust mites are microscopic spider like creatures that live off of discarded skin cells and residue found in bedding, furniture, carpets, draperies and any place dust collects. You can’t see dust mites, but if you have a tendency toward allergies or have asthma, you can feel the effects of their feces. Yes it is dust mite feces that cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in susceptible individuals. This thought makes many people cringe, but there are several ways you can effectively remove and prevent dust mites in your home. These methods will protect your family from common respiratory problems that plague thousands of people anywhere dust collects, which is all over the world.

Bedding

One of the easiest ways to protect your bedding is to cover your mattress with an allergen proof cover. You can find these in many styles, but the most effective are the type that zip up and completely cover your mattress and box springs. Pillow covers are also a good way to protect your bedding. Covers can be removed and laundered weekly in very hot water to ensure they are mite free. Use a dry steam cleaner on your mattress between bedding washings to kill and remove dust mites and their feces. If you don’t have a dry steam cleaner, vacuum your mattress with a rotating brush attachment. Wash your sheets and bed covers in the hottest water possible once a week to cut down on dust mites and allergens.

Household Surfaces

Dust mites congregate wherever dust collects. Vacuum your draperies regularly to remove any excess dust and residue. Use a dry steam cleaner on carpets and furniture to kill and remove dust mites. Keep your house dust free with regular cleanings. When it comes to dust mites, one of the best ways to keep down the allergens associated with them is to keep your home as clean as possible. And the best appliances to use are a vacuum cleaner and dry steam cleaner. Look for appliances that offer allergen rated filters.

Air Quality

Air filters that collect allergens and dust help to keep your home clean and cut down on the amount of dust mites present in your home. You might also want to invest in an air purifier system, one that has a HEPA rated filter and removes as many allergens and dust from the air as possible.

These simple steps can considerably help to cut down on dust mites in your home as well as significantly reduce your allergy and asthma symptoms.

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