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Dust Mites, how these creatures are so deadly. Let Lazy’s house cleaning tips teach you how to deal with them with only what you have at home!  Part 2
Date: 09/16/2019

Dust Mites, how these creatures are so deadly. Let Lazy’s house cleaning tips teach you how to deal with them with only what you have at home!  Part 2

 

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.

Clean and Remove Dust Regularly

If it isn't already obvious, dust mites dwell and feed on dust, which is made of dead skin cells. With the average human shedding enough dead skin each and every day to feed one million of these pesky critters, maintaining a frequent cleaning schedule is vital.

Wipe Down Dusty Areas

Make a note of all the places in your home where dust tends to accumulate and wipe these areas several times a week with a damp cloth or a microfiber duster. Make sure you are picking up the dust rather than just sweeping it off. You don't want the dust flying about the room and collecting in your carpets. By wiping down dusty cabinets and countertops, you can dispose of the dust by either washing away the cloth or shaking it out in a trash can outside.

Vacuum Rugs, Carpets, and Fabric Furniture

To actually capture dust, dander, and other airborne allergens, you must use a vacuum with a sealed HEPA filter. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air, and it works by trapping small particles in the fine mesh, including pollen, dust, and even tobacco smoke! Regular vacuums will only suck up big pieces of dust but may send tiny microscopic particles flying right back out into the air. HEPA filters can capture more than 99% of particles that are at least 0.3 microns in size and prevent them from being released back into the air. If you suffer from dust allergies, wear a dust mask and open the windows when you vacuum or ask someone else to do it.

 

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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