How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

Dust Mite, How to Get Rid of


Dust mites are microscopic so they cannot be seen and they are hard to be found. They are about 0.5 millimeters. The body of a dust mite contains a striated cuticle, which is a hard but flexible covering. Dust mites eat flakes of shredded human skin and any where that has dust. Dust mites can survive in all types of climates except in high altitude. Dust mites are the most common allergen that triggers asthma.


Dust mites are found any place where humidity is. They are most of the time found in warm moist areas, beds, kitchens, and places where the sun rays do not reach. They often remain in mattresses, carpets, furniture and bedding. Some signs of dust mite allergies are: itchiness, sneezing, inflamed/infected eczema, watering eyes, runny nose.


Some ways to control dust mites are cleanliness and thorough vacuuming and also using a high-efficient filter that will reduce the numbers in dust mites including their feces dramatically. A factor that can also help is to control unnecessary moisture as in to air venting, or venting the area. Dust mites die when they are exposed to sunlight, so washing of your sheets, pillows, and blankets are in order. If possible expose your mattress to sunlight for a couple hours or use a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture in the room.

You can use Mattress-Safe covers (MATTRESS-SAFE BED ENCASEMENTS, MATTRESS-SAFE BOX SPRING ENCASEMENTS, MATTRESS-SAFE PILLOW ENCASEMENTS) to help control dust mites. These covers allow heat and moisture to transfer out of the mattress while keeping liquids from seeping in, in turn it will keep the dust mites from appearing. To be sure of protection from dust mites be sure to cover you box spring also while covering your mattress.

Also you can use STERI-FAB and BEDLAM INSECTICIDE SPRAY on your mattresses, box springs, headboards, walls, floors, carpeting, and baseboards. When using STERI-FAB, you should spray the infested area thoroughly and repeatedly directing the spray into all crevices, cracks, and other hiding places to control them.

For BEDLAM INSECTICIDE SPRAY, you will first need to thoroughly vacuum the entire room concentrating on areas where mites might live (mattresses, box springs, headboards, walls, floors, carpeting, and baseboards). Spray the surfaces until damp and when using it on a mattress remove the covers entirely and allow the spray to dry and vacuum it thoroughly once more before replacing the bedding. When using BEDLAM INSECTICIDE SPRAY please leave the premises for at least 3 hours.

Mattress-Safe Bed Bug Cover Mattress-Safe Box Spring Cover Mattress-Safe Pillow Cover
Mattress-Safe Bed Bug Cover Mattress-Safe Box Spring Cover Mattress-Safe Pillow Case
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Date: Wednesday, 13. January 2010 10:43
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