Dust mites are extremely small bugs from the spider family. They live in house dust in carpets, beds, and all kinds of upholstered furniture. They are feeding with dead skin cells, that people regularly shed. Dust mites can survive at most altitudes in all climates.
When you experience their presence, your immune system kicks into high gear, producing antibodies against the normally harmless substances.
According to the research, the dust mites are found in even 4 out of 5 homes.
What are the signs of invasions of the dust mites?
The most common signs are:
– A runny nose,
– Sneezing, itchy nose, mouth roof, or throat,
– Red, watery, or itchy eyes,
– Swollen, blue skin located under the eyes,
– Congestion, itchy nose, cough, and
– Facial pressure or pain.
When the people are suffering from asthma, they have sleeping problems, difficulty breathing, chest pain, wheezing, and are prone to colds.
How to keep them at bay?
They can be kept at bay by regular washing and vacuuming sheets. However, the mattresses and pillows also contain them, so cleaning them is also necessary. Vacuuming should be done by using a HEPA filter because without it the mites will return to the mattresses and pillows again.
Here you can find the extremely helpful solution that kills and repel dust mites based on eucalyptus oil.
– 15-30 drops eucalyptus oil
– 2 cups distilled water
Mix the oil with distilled water and place it in a spray bottle.
How to use: All areas which cannot be easily washed in the bedroom, can be sprayed and then dry in a dry and warm place. To eliminate dust mites completely, you should do this three times a week.
As it is already mentioned, the dust mite infestations are efficiently destroyed by essential oils (e.g. eucalyptus oil).
Note: Be cautious when you use this essential oil, as it is not safe for children younger than 10, so you should use some other safe alternatives in this case, such as clove or fennel essential oils.
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