Dust mites are small bugs found in the dusty areas of home. Inhaling the microscopic matter left behind by dust mites can cause dust mite allergies. Thus, knowing some simple home remedies for allergies is essential.
Let’s look at a few effective tips and tricks to get rid of dust mites at home.
1) Wash Your Garments, Linen and Bedding
To prevent a dust mite allergy, wash your bed sheets and curtains in hot water. Check the wash care label to know the recommended hot water temperature. If you prefer to wash your clothes in a washing machine, you can use Surf Excel Matic Liquid, being liquid it dissolves completely in water and leaves no residue behind (like powders do). It is specially formulated for washing machines and is easily available in the market.
2) Clean the Surfaces Thoroughly
Wipe all the surface thoroughly with a damp cloth to clean them. You can also mix 1 cup of vinegar in it. The acidic properties in vinegar may help cleaning them. If you are cleaning your kitchen, you can use a kitchen cleaner like Cif Kitchen Cleaner. Check the pack to understand the correct usage instructions.
If you’re cleaning the floor, mop with an effective floor cleaning agent that also has disinfecting properties. We recommend Domex Floor Cleaner, which is available in the market. It kills germs. Check the pack to understand the correct usage instructions and test on a small part first.
3) Use a Vacuum Cleaner
Run a vacuum cleaner over the floors, carpets, beds, and furniture using correct attachment. Refer to its product manual to understand the same. If possible, use a special HEPA filter to avoid sending dust back into the air to circulate. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. HEPA filters help trapping pollutants. It is a mechanical air filter that works by forcing air through a fine mesh to traps harmful particles such as dust mites, tobacco smoke and so on.
4) Use a Steam Cleaner
Steam cleaning is another effective method of lifting dust mites thoroughly. The heat from the steam helps killing dust mites. You can use a steam cleaner on your carpet and furniture once or twice in 6 months. Remember to check the product manual to understand the right way of using it.
After cleaning, you can disinfect them for better hygiene. You can use products such as Domex Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray. It contains Sodium Hypochlorite as recommended by leading health organisations for disinfecting surfaces. It kills germs on frequently touched surfaces and protects against infection causing germs. Always test on a small hidden area first and follow instructions on the pack for usage and compatible surfaces.
Keep your windows open to ensure maximum amount of sunshine into your house. Sunlight helps keep dust mites at bay.