Is your house unmatched in cleanliness? You don't escape mites! Know that a simple pinch of dust contains thousands of them and that they flourish fully in your carpets, mattresses, duvets and pillows. To reduce the number and reduce your allergies, here are some handy tips.
Tip # 1: wash the sheets
To get rid of mites, which are very present on the bed, wash the sheets, blankets and bedspreads each week with hot water (at least 54 ° C). Another tip: you can also put them in the dryer for 20 minutes on medium heat before washing them with lukewarm water.
Tip # 2: use synthetic fibers
In your bedroom, opt for synthetic fiber quilts and pillows. Exit, therefore, the down, cotton and feathers! To permanently get rid of mites, also invest in new pillows every two years.
Tip # 3: Avoid carpets and rugs
If you are very allergic to dust mites, say goodbye to carpets and rugs in your interior. You don't want to give it up? We advise you to treat them with an effective anti-mite product that is safe for you and your animals.
Tip # 4: Vacuum regularly
To effectively reduce the number, vacuum weekly in all rooms of the house. Also think of passing it regularly on the box spring and the mattress. On the furniture, do not hesitate to wipe it with a cloth, preferably damp (dry it only displaces the dust).
Tip # 5: use essential oils
To get rid of mites naturally, think of essential oils! Pour a few drops of neem leaf and seed extract, also known as Neem, Persian Lilac or Indian Lilac, on the mattress. Harmless for humans and animals, this wonderful 100% eco-friendly insecticide is able to scare away nearly 200 insects!