How to Get Rid of Dust Mite Using Natural Home Remedies
Dust mite allergies can be absolute nightmare to deal with. It can lead to a lot of runny nose and sneezing, and for worse cases, cause wheezing and difficulty with breezing. If you are prone to dust mite allergies then here are our top suggestions for getting rid of the mites as soon as possible using natural home remedies.
1. Use a HEPA Filter Vacuum
If you don’t have one already, a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will be one of your most important assets for the fight against dust mites. A HEPA filter is designed to remove tiny airborne particles including dust mites and the allergen particles they create. When running the vacuum cleaner, pay close attention to areas where dead skin cells are likely to accumulate, such as the bedding, carpet, and sofa.
For long-term protection, it may be a good idea to invest in an air purifier which you can leave in the bedroom, living room, or both. Again, make sure the purifier comes with the appropriate filters in order to catch the dust mites.
2. Cover Your Bed with a Dust Mite Protector
The mattress is one of the most common hotspots for dust mites. A mite-proof mattress encasement will help keep your bed free of dust mites which will allow you to get a good night’s sleep. It’s important that you invest in a high-quality bed encasement that won’t fall apart within a few months of use.
3. Wash Clothing & Bedding Regularly
You need to get in the habit of washing anything that touches your body regularly. Your clothes need to be washed at the hottest water temperature setting the fabric can handle without getting degraded. As for bed sheets, we recommend washing it at least twice a week to reduce any possibility of dust mites accumulating in your bed. Anything that’s non-washable should be tossed into the dryer (assuming it can handle the heat).