With so many detergents out there claiming to get rid of dust mites, you may think that they are the solution. But, many of these chemical detergents are not always as effective as they say they are. Thankfully, there are some other, more natural methods, known to lessen the number of dust mites in the home. Here are some of them:
The ideal environment for dust mites is a warm and humid one. Naturally, then, if you want to reduce their numbers, look for ways to reduce levels of humidity. Air conditioners and electric blankets are known to help with this.
Regularly dust your home using a damp cloth which will help to avoid redistribution of dust onto a different surface. After you have dusted then do your vacuuming and make sure you include soft furnishings and other textiles as well as carpets and flooring. Try to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter which will help to prevent dust from re-entering into the air.
Dust mites are known to thrive in bedding. If you want to completely get rid of them then the best thing to do is wash all bedding at a high temperature (a minimum of 140 degrees Fahrenheit). You can also place bedding in a dryer at a high temperature for 10 minutes which also kills them.
Allergy sufferers may benefit from using an air purifier in their homes. When choosing an air purifier, look for one that has a HEPA filter. We should also mention here, though, that while air purifiers will help to minimize dust mites from the air, it will not remove them altogether because dust mites are not usually airborne.