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Dust Mite

How to control the dust mites?


Dust mites are too small to be visible to the naked eye. It is an eight-legged emerges and close relatives of spiders. They are only 170-500 microns in width and 250-322 microns in length. Dust mites prefer warm environment and moist surroundings. Their favorite food ids dander. Dust also contains the feces and decaying bodies of dust mites and it’s the proteins present in this dust mite “debris” that are the culprit in dust mite allergy. Dust mite allergy symptoms caused by sneezing , runny nose, nasal congestion, wheezing, respiratory allergy and dermatological allergies.

(A) Reduce temperature and humidity

An effective control of mites would require the maintenance of relative humidity’s below 50 percent. If you use a humidifier in the winter or use air conditioners on constantly in the summer and dry heat in the winter, it may have lower mite counts and efficiently.

(B) The most effective means is to enclose

Use the dust mite impervious mattress and pillow case cover to prevent the accumulation of human skin scales on the surface. The human skin scales is the food of dust mites. Besides, the cover may keep the humidity as low as possible.

(C) Wash your sheets, pillows and blankets in very hot water

Wash your sheets, pillows and blankets in hot water (should be at least 55 degrees C and over 10 minutes) every week. Besides, hair washing in daily will help also. It is also a great way to kill the dust mites.

(D) Remove carpet, curtain and decoration in fabric

Carpet, curtain and decoration in fabric have a lot of dander to develop the dust mites. Do not use the carpet in damp environment. The curtain change to use a blind to be better. Decoration in fabric choose to use the vinyl or leather material material. Furniture may consider to use wooden type.

(E) Vacuum cleaning

Vacuuming your carpets and upholstery every week and often change the filter bag.

(F) Freezing and sunlight kills mites

Regularly place soft toys and small particles in the freezer (below -17 degrees C) for 24 hours before you wash them or wash them in hot water (at least 55 degrees C). Extended exposure to sunlight and low levels of humidity also destroy the mites.