How to Get Rid of Dust Mites?

How do get rid of dust mites infestation, I've tried bleach, Lysol, vacuuming, Raid. I've been cleaning for the past week washing my walls mopping the floors, wash my clothes throw everything out I'm down to a couple of bags of clothes and bedding but my house hasn't changed

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March 24, 20211 found this helpful
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It is impractical to think you can 100% rid your home of dust mites. There are ways to eliminate some, but the normal house has millions or more dust mites. Removing carpeting and throw rugs from floors, and daily vacuuming floors and upholstered furniture, using a good vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will help. Remember to empty or replace the vacuum bag outdoors each time, so dust mites can't escape inside your home. Do a daily dusting of wood furniture too. Also, you can enclose mattress and box springs, as well as pillows, in special protective bags or cases.


It's also best to take down drapes and switch to mini blinds, as any fabrics give hiding places to dust mites. Some people also put new dryer sheets under the bottom fitted sheets on beds, and also put them down under and alongside furniture cushions after vacuuming. Basically, eliminate or cover as many fabric items as practical and vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. One last thing is to set off flea bombs in your home every week or two -- you and any pets will have to leave the house for several hours after setting one off.

I'm unsure what you mean when you say your house hasn't changed after all you've tried. Dust mites are so small, you can't see them except under magnification. Good luck, and I hope this has given you some ideas to try.

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September 15, 20210 found this helpful

This was the easy way I got rid of mites. You don't have to do it. Do what works for you. I'm not in pest control. Ask an expert! But what I did is buy about the equivalent of 40 pounds of tables salt. I Threw it everywhere on wall, clothes, shoes, dirty laundry, clean laundry, drapes, carpets, every where, in beds, box spring, floors, lamps, appliances, in closets, in Chester drawers. My whole house and everything in the house was covered. From top to bottom. I even sprinkle ton of salt in my hair. Mixed with my body soap and took a shower with it.


Then sprinkle in my sheets an pillow case. Bed was not the most comfortable. But no bite. I left my house like that for a week. Remember to sweep salt to base board all around house. Then wash my dirty clothes in hot water and 1 cup of salt. Then wash them a second time normaly. I covered my inside of my car also. Plus parked in the hot sun. For a week. After week vacuum, cleaned. But left a little salt on everything. Just in case. Don't forget papers, records and so on. I covered everything.

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First, make life harder for dust mites: set the temperature inside your house to no higher than 70°F (21°C) and reduce the humidity to less than 50% by using vents and by frequently opening windows or by helping conditioning units and dehumidifiers. It will push them out and slow down their reproduction. Remember that dust mites love living in an environment where the relative humidity is around 70% to 80% and the temperature is between 75°F and 80°F (24°C and 27°C).


You have to clean and remove dust regularly. Use a vacuum with a sealed HEPA filter, use steam cleaner on your couch, bed and carpeting and other hard-to-reach places. After steaming, use again a vacuum to collect their droppings and dead bodies.
Use wash setting between 130° and 140°F (54° to 60°C) for washable fabrics, use heat setting in the dryer. Do this every week, especially for bedding. Dust mites do not tolerate high temperatures.
Items that can't be washed, such as stuffed animals, silk, or lace, put them in a plastic bag and then in the freezer for 24 hours. This will kill every single dust mite. Don't forget then to go outside and shake their droppings out.

Use diatomaceous earth. This is a natural fine powder made from silica rock and it's perfectly safe for both humans and pets. It killing dust mites instantly, when they crawl through it. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth anywhere you think dust mites might reside and then vacuum it up with a vacuum that doesn't have a filter because the powder can clog the filter.


Use tea tree oil. This is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal oil. Mix 2 cups of distilled water with 2 tbsp. of tea tree oil and 2 tbsp. of eucalyptus oil, pour it into a dark spray bottle and spray every day on your bed, pillows and furniture. It will keep dust mites away.

Use hypoallergenic mattress and pillow and/or a protective cover, or anti-allergen covers and protector, impermeable material. Tightly woven fabric makes it nearly impossible for mites to penetrate through.

Keep pets out of the bedroom since dust mites love pet dander. Bathe and groom your pets regularly.
Regularly clean your vents.
Don't overwater plants.

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March 28, 20210 found this helpful
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First - you will never be able to eliminate dust mites from your home as you, your pets, people will bring them in daily.
You can control them some but please do not think about using chemicals as this will just complicate your problem more.


Are you allergic to dust mites? If you do not know then you should probably see your doctor so they can order tests to find out. This will give you a base to start with.
If the tests show you are allergic to mites, your doctor will most likely provide you with instructions for how to cut down on an infestation.

In most cases, vacuuming twice weekly (maybe more if you have carpets) will be sufficient but you will have to use only HEPA filters and hopefully you can have several HEPA air filter/purifiers if you continue to have problems.

Other members have provided numerous suggestions for ways to keep dust mites to a minimum so hopefully you will be able to complete some of these so you can have a little peace of mind.

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March 24, 20210 found this helpful

I would buy mattress covers. They seal the mattress and dust mites cant get in. If you have allergies, it will help you sleep better. Avoid drapes and carpet in bedrooms also.

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March 25, 20210 found this helpful

There are all kinds of ways to try and treat your house. Start with checking air filters, vents, and having your air/heat system check. Also carpet if you have it, may need a deep cleaning. Here is a look at other possibilities and fixes -

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