Find out in this article what they are, how they look, where they hide from you at home, and especially how to get rid of dust mites as quickly as possible.
Dust mites are a very small class of spiders that are attracted to wet places with lots of organic matter (skin, dust, sebum, etc.) and can cause severe allergies to humans and animals.
Most often, the dust mites are found in beds, pillows, sofas, armchairs, blankets, blankets and other places in the bedroom where dust and sweat can accumulate.
Dust mites count more than 48,000 different species, ranging from mites that live and feed on the blood of animals, to mites and mites that live on apartment plants. Being so many and so small, mites are hard to find in time and hard to eradicate if you do not know about their presence in a particular place.
Most are microscopic, which means you can have an invasion in your home without knowing. To get rid of mites, you need to know where they are located and treat the problem with great care.
Where to find dust mites through the house
Most mite species are harmless to humans, but there are some species that directly colonize humans and can transmit disease or cause allergic reactions and irritation to the skin or lungs.
Carpets, mattresses, curtains, thick curtains, plush animals, and damp and dusty rooms are ideal places for the growth of mites, and the symptoms of so-called “dust allergies” are actually caused by these small insects.
Symptoms that you have allergies and mites in the bedroom are: red eyes, sneezing, asthma attacks, recurrent fever, mysterious neck pain, which is not explained by a throat infection or cold, itching and minor irritation on the skin.
Recent studies show that some mites, which cause warts in dogs, play a role in the appearance of rosacea in humans.
Mites may cause hay fever, eczema and sometimes aggravate cases of atopic dermatitis already present.
How to get rid of dust mites
Dust mites are hard to detect, being very small, but there are substances that can treat mattresses, carpets, and cushions to get rid of unpleasant insects.
The first step to get rid of mites is to wash the bedding, curtains and blankets or the pilot well, preferably at the highest temperatures (if you have sheets and pillows or synthetic pillows, they attract more mites and need to be changed with some stuffed with fluff Or cotton, which can be washed at high temperatures), with quality detergents. In addition, if you know you have mites in bed, regular chlorine disinfection can help kill the bedding.
As we sleep, our body sweats and removes various toxins that for these microorganisms are a heavenly hand. Not to mention mites, those beings who feed on the skin particles that we left in the evening on the mattress.
You will need:
1 cup of sodium bicarbonate (200 grams)
5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
A kitchen sink
1 Vacuum cleaner
The method of preparation:
Add the lavender oil drops over the bicarbonate, stirring gently. Once you have mixed them, put the preparation in a sieve and start scratching all over the mattress surface. Due to the ingredients contained, all microorganisms, including mites, will surface.
Leave the preparation to act for 1 hour, then with a vacuum cleaner, clean the mattress.
I assure you that doing this twice a year, you will have an immaculate mattress without any trace of microorganisms that will affect your health. I hope this article helped. If so, share it on Facebook and Pinterest with your friends.
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