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Dust Mites, how these creatures are so deadly. Let Lazy house cleaning tips teach you how to deal with them with only what you have at home! Part 3
Date: 10/14/2019

Dust Mites, how these creatures are so deadly. Let Lazy house cleaning tips teach you how to deal with them with only what you have at home! Part 3

 

Dust mites are allergy victim’s worst nightmares. What are dust mites you ask? They are microscopic insects, that cannot be seen with your eyes and they are critters that feed on yours and animal dead skin cells. They breed and multiply ridiculously fast like some infection, and there are literally millions of them living and feeding inside fabrics in your home, like your bed, carpets, soft furnishings, clothes, and anywhere where dust tends to accumulate.

A dust mite can produce up to 200 times its own body weight in waste product. It poop can trigger a range of health problems and allergic reactions, like breathing difficulties, coughing, nasal congestion, itching, and watery eyes. These problems can also have a detrimental effect on your sleep, causing you to wake up several times during the night.

Its not possible to completely eliminate dust mites but there are several precautions you can take to drastically reduce their numbers and mitigate their threat. Today we will introduce you one effective and natural way to get rid of dust mites in your house using things you already have at home.

Kill Dust Mites by Washing Fabrics in Hot Water

Fortunately, dust mites wont survive extreme hot temperatures. Put your bed sheets, pillows cases, clothes, curtains, drapes, and other washable fabrics through a wash setting between 54° to 60°C in order to kill them and remove their poop matter and skin particles. Use a similar heat setting in the dryer, and let the cycle run until everything is fully dry. The heat from the dryer should take care of any mites that survived the wash. Try to do this on a weekly basis to keep the dust mite population to a minimum.

Note: Wash your bedding every week because a warm, dark, and humid bed is the perfect habitat for dust mites to prosper. Additionally, the flakes of dead skin that humans shed during the night become ideal food sources for these little pests. It's not a pretty thought.

How to Prevent Dust Mites

  • Regularly clean and vacuum the house. Cut down on clutter, and don't give dust a chance to collect.
  • Regularly clean your vents to prevent allergens from spreading around the house.
  • Wash bedding every week using high temperatures of at least 54°C.
  • If you have house plants, don't overwater them. Clean up dead leaves on top of the soil.
  • Use hypoallergenic bed and pillow covers, which are impenetrable to dust mites.
  • Open windows regularly to lower humidity levels in the house.
  • Replace carpets, curtains, and soft furnishing with hard flooring, blinds, and leather or pleather furniture.

 

Having a frequent house cleaning schedule is not easy…. We get it, that is why lazy is here to help you fill the gap in your house cleaning schedules. Having constant house cleaning services scheduled is the best way to protect yourself from dust mites and allergens.

You can easily make your booking for house cleaning services here to maintain your home and health.

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