Unfortunately invisible to the naked eye, dust mites are invading our homes. In fact, they use warm and humid places, such as carpets and mattresses, to multiply. As a result, they can cause irritation in the throat and nose. However, don’t panic! Dust mites are present in every home.
What you should know:
Firstly, dust mites become lethargic when it is cold. Therefore, it is important to aerate all the rooms in your house for about ten minutes. Particularly the living room and the bedrooms. It is in these rooms that we find the most fabric elements such as carpets, rugs, sofas and beds. Above all, airing the rooms, especially in winter, helps to reduce humidity.
What to do with our beds:
Most importantly, beds require regular maintenance to reduce dust mites.
- Wash your bedding in cold water at least once a week. If allergies are present, wash bedding in hot water.
- Aerate the bedspread and comforter outside. You can also put them in a dryer on cold for 15 minutes.
- Put baking soda on your mattress. Baking soda kills dust mites in less than 2 hours. Afterwards, vacuum the mattress and everything is clean.
- Use anti-dust mite covers for your mattresses and pillows. These covers have a built-in treatment that eliminates dust mites.
What to do with our rugs and floors:
- Aerate the rugs and pillows outside. You can also put them in a cold dryer for 15 minutes.
- Dust furniture and shelves weekly. Dust mites can live in the dust that accumulates in your home.
- Vacuum carpets, rugs and floors at least twice a week. Also, pay particular attention under beds and couches.
- Wash the floors of your home every week.