Find out what dust mites are, how they look, where they hide from you at home, and especially how to get rid of dust mites as quickly as possible.
Mites are a very small class of spiders that are attracted to wet places with lots of organic matter (skin, dust, sebum, etc.) and can cause severe allergies to humans and animals.
Most often, the mites are found in beds, pillows, sofas, armchairs, blankets, blankets and other places in the bedroom where dust and sweat can gather.
Mites count more than 48,000 different species, ranging from mites that live and feed on the blood of animals, to mites and mites that live on apartment plants. Being so many and so small, mites are hard to find in time and hard to eradicate if you do not know about their presence in a particular place.
Most are microscopic, which means you can have an invasion in your home without knowing. To get rid of mites, you need to know where they are located and treat the problem with great care.
Where to find mites through the house
Most mite species are harmless to humans, but there are some species that directly colonize humans and can transmit disease or cause allergic reactions and irritation to the skin or lungs.
Carpets, mattresses, curtains, thick curtains, plush animals, and damp and dusty rooms are ideal places for the growth of mites, and the symptoms of so-called “dust allergies” are actually caused by these small insects.
Symptoms that you have allergies and mites in the bedroom are: red eyes, sneezing, asthma attacks, recurrent fever, mysterious neck pain not explained by a throat infection or cold, itching and minor irritation on the skin.
Recent studies show that some mites, which cause warts in dogs, play a role in the appearance of rosacea (cuperosis) in humans.
Mites may cause hay fever, eczema and sometimes aggravate cases of atopic dermatitis already present.
How to get rid of dust mites
Mites are hard to detect, being very small, but there are substances that can treat mattresses, carpets, and cushions to get rid of unpleasant insects.
The first step to getting rid of mites is to wash the bedding, curtains, and blankets or the pilot, preferably at the highest temperatures (if you have sheets and pillows or pillows with synthetic filling, they attract more mites and need to be changed with some stuffed with fluff or cotton, which can be washed at high temperatures), with quality detergents. In addition, if you know you have mites in bed, regular chlorine disinfection can help kill the bedding.
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