House dust mites. American dust mites. European dust mites. Both kinds of dust mites are tiny. Very tiny.
Dust mites like to eat your skin...that is the flakes of your skin that fall off. These flakes are in your bed, chairs, just about everywhere...and that means dust mites are just about everywhere.
House dust mites are a bad pest...that is if you have allergies...dust mites cause your allergies to start giving you grief. You know you have dust mites at that point.
When you vacuum, if they rot in the vacuum bag, boy...do you get an awful odor...and that is a dust mite and his buddies rotting...but so tiny that you probably will not realize it is a decaying creature causing the smell.
House dust mites thrive in your house because outside they get quickly eaten by other little predators and zapped by the sun. Direct sun does a dust mite in. Inside your house there is not a lot of that commodity. Low humidity also kills the dust mites.
So...How to get rid of dust mites. How to kill dust mites. How to make dust mites stay away.
HOW TO PREVENT DUST MITES:
- Unfortunately, you cannot get rid of all the dust mites. But you can cut down their numbers by cleaning the house, vacuuming, washing bedding with hot water, using dust proof mattress covers, plastic window blinds instead of drapes, and wood floors not covered with carpets.
HOW TO GET RID OF DUST MITES:
- Vacuum the dust mites. Then clean the collection bag. Or you can freeze the bag because dust mites cannot survive freezing or the high temperatures of hot water that you use when you clean.
- Clean with disinfectant, hot water, and just do a good job...regularly.