Everything you need to know about pests
Cleaning your home is an act that means more than just getting rid of dirt and grime. It also means you have to keep your household free from pests for your family’s safety and convenience. Otherwise, it could signal a start of a lot of visits to the hospital and a huge amount of money for pest extermination services. One such residential pest to look out for is the dust mite.
What Are Dust Mites?
They are microscopic bugs related to ticks and spiders because they have eight legs not the six that insects have. They don't bite but they feed on dead skin that humans shed continuously. They are a problem because their droppings are very allergenic and have been known to be responsible for many medical problems such as asthma, rhinitis (a form of hay fever), and eczema.
Dust mites have also been linked to a host of other diseases such as conjunctivitis and dermatitis and in extreme cases where the allergy to the dust mite enzyme is severe, anaphylaxis, certain types of pneumonia, angioedema and others. The severity varies from unaffected to some of the severe allergic reactions mentioned.
They get into your home by clinging with hooks on their legs to material, fur or anything that gives them a place to hide like socks, soft toys, or pajamas can transport them to a bed.They can live on top of covers and pillows.
How Do I Get Rid and Prevent Dust Mite Infestation?
One of the things you can do to eliminate dust mites is to take out all organic materials from your house. These include wool-made products, pillows with feathers in them, carpets, clothes, and silk sheets. Once they have been removed, dust mites will have no place to live and multiply.
After taking the aforementioned items, vacuum or wash them immediately and regularly. When it comes to dust mites, you can never be too sure. Plus, remember to use cleaning products that can eliminate these pests from your belongings.
Once you have accomplished the cleaning of these things, the next step would be to apply a protective cover made of allergen. This act will deter dust mites from infesting your things. At the same time, this product can prevent any allergies from forming on your skin.
Another suggestion you can do is to take control of the humidity inside your home. Dust mites thrive in humid environments and taking that benefit away from them reduces their numbers. A good example to reduce humidity is to use an air conditioner in your home.
Last, but definitely not the least, remember to bathe your pets from time to time. Leaving them unwashed is basically an invitation for dust mites to live in your dogs or cats. Plus, don’t forget to wash your pets’ belongings too when you give them a bath.
If you’ve done these suggestions and yet, you still suffer from dust mites, don’t be afraid to call the pest control professionals from Jersey City Exterminators. They possess the proper training and equipment to solve your dust mite-related problems with finality.