How do I get rid of dust mites?
Shorty from Columbia, MO
Obviously you cannot put a mattress in a freezer, but you can put everything else in there, enclosed in a plastic bag (baggie). Leave in there for at least 48 hours and you will have frozen to death all of the parasites/dust mites. And best of all no chemicals. Works every time. (05/23/2006)
Washing things in "hot" water gets rid of dust mites. Also, consider an air filter. If you have carpets in your home, the only way to get rid of them is to get rid of the carpet. Good luck. (05/23/2006)
My husband is allergic to dust mites, and for large things (like the couch and mattress), vacuuming seems to do the trick. We have a Dyson, which is supposed to have great suction. I don't know if that has a huge impact, but it might. (05/23/2006)
You can't get rid of dust mites. The most important place to protect yourself from them is your bed because you spend most of your time there. Buy hypoallergenic protectors for your mattress and all of your pillows. Once a week you must wash your bedding, everything, including the mattress pad, blankets, pillow covers, and cases in the hottest water possible. The hot water kills dust mites. No amount of vacuuming will kill them. But regular washing with detergent and very hot water will kill them until you need to do it the next week. Also, if you have carpeting in your home, especially in your bedroom, have it removed. (05/24/2006)
By Carol in PA
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