Whenever we talk about topics related to the cleanliness of the home, specifically furniture, dust mites are always mentioned. We all know that they are harmful to us and our health, but few people have investigated more deeply. We are glad that you are interested in this topic, that is why we have prepared this article.
The number of searches on Google on the topics “what are mites” and “mite allergy” have been increasing in recent years. More and more people are interested in this topic because there is a lot of talk about them and we don’t know what they are and what they look like. Find out below what mites are, why they are harmful and how you can fight against these invisible enemies.
What are mites?
In one word – pests. Mites are parasites that are found all around us, literally. Every home is home to millions of these microorganisms. They are invisible to the naked eye, they are so tiny that they can only be seen under a magnifying glass.
They feed on the remains of human skin, and dandruff is their favorite delicacy. They love damp places, so it’s best for them to snuggle into beds, and especially into the mattresses we sleep on. Although they are invisible, mites emit unpleasant odors, and they can be felt most in vacuum cleaner bags.
In addition to furniture, they can be found in carpets, curtains, but also in many other parts of the home where there is dust. They hide there because they cannot survive in sunlight, i.e. high temperatures, but also in very low temperatures.
Why are mites harmful?
Did you know that dust mites are the most common cause of asthma? Yes, that’s right, inhaling mites, their feces and the enzymes they release very often leads to respiratory problems, and mostly to the onset of asthma.
Very often, almost always, it happens that we sneeze when cleaning the dust. Has this ever made you think you are allergic to dust? In fact, if you sneeze frequently, you are not allergic to dust, but to the mites that are in that dust. There are a huge number of people in the world who have problems with this allergy.
If you come into contact with a large amount of mites that stay on your skin for a long time, there is a possibility of damaging the skin’s defense system. Then there is itching and allergic skin infections. Also, very often we transfer dirt together with mites through our fingers and thus touch our eyes, then conjunctivitis will occur in most cases.
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Tips for fighting mites
Although there are so many of them everywhere, there is a way to fight them. It is difficult to say that we can get rid of them completely, but we can certainly drastically reduce their number and make it difficult for them to live and reproduce.
Use some, and preferably all, of the tips below and come out victorious in this battle even though you can’t see the enemy. Tips for fighting mites:
- Regular washing of bedding at high temperatures: change the bedding once a week, and wash it at 60-90 degrees, because only at higher temperatures can we get rid of these attacks;
- Remove all carpets: we advise you to remove carpets from all rooms as they are a breeding ground for mites and other microorganisms. If you don’t want to throw out a carpet, there are carpet sprays against these critters;
- Airing the rooms: In addition to bringing some fresh air into your home, it can also be useful against mites;
- Avoid smoking in the home: tobacco smoke can seriously increase the reaction of people who are allergic to dust mites.
- Reduce the air humidity in the home: by using the air conditioner and generally increasing the heating, you can achieve this effect, and this will drastically make life difficult for these parasites.
We have another interesting tip. Occasionally do not make the bed after sleeping, leave the “ruddy” on the bed throughout the day. In this way, the bedding dries faster, and such an environment is not conducive to mites.
Deep cleaning of furniture – a safe way against dust mites
From the list of tips for the fight against dust mites, we deliberately left out the strongest weapon, which is the deep washing of furniture. The only way to be sure to get rid of a large number of these pests in a short time.
Have you ever cleaned your furniture using deep washing machines? If you haven’t, we are sure that you immediately thought of the price of the service. But don’t worry, today this service is so cheap that everyone can afford it. They are even recommended 2-3 times a year.
Washing is done in your home, the process is quite simple and takes a short time. Most of the process goes to drying, because after washing, 20-30% of moisture remains, which must be dried naturally. The length of drying depends on the outside temperature, so it can last from a few hours to 24 hours.
We advise you to carry out the washing during the spring or summer when the temperatures are higher and in the morning. Then the furniture will dry quickly and you will be able to use it the same night.
How to schedule a deep wash?
Due to the great competition among companies that offer deep cleaning services, the prices are much lower than they were before. That’s why the choice of a company is now difficult, because we can find one in every part of the city.
If you are in Belgrade or its surroundings, we would like to shorten your search time and recommend the company “Skviki“. You can see their price list and proof of service quality in the form of pictures on their website.
Source: Portal o ekonomiji by www.economy.rs.
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