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  • Writer's pictureNoel McCarthy

How to Get Rid of Mites - For Good!

This is an updated version of an article that was originally published Nov 30, 2021.

Mites, though minuscule, are some of the most ubiquitous creatures on Earth. And yet they often go completely unnoticed by humans until they become problematic. While most mite species are harmless to humans, some can trigger allergic reactions or even cause illnesses. Dealing with mites, especially for those with allergies, is critical. But how can you effectively eliminate mites?

Get rid of mites in 5 easy steps:

Read on to learn how to get rid of mites in 5 steps - affordably, quickly and effectively.

  1. Declutter your space. Start by removing clutter from your house or business. There are countless types of mites and they can be found almost anywhere, including in stacks of paper, bedding, carpets, air ducts, attics, and even on lampshades. Decluttering is the first step in getting rid of mites.

  2. Treat affected areas with Sterifab. Once you're reduced the clutter, disinfect the area to kill the mites and keep them away. Sterifab spray is an effective solution that can be used on most surfaces. It dries quickly, leaving no scent or residue. Unlike some products, Sterifab is a great choice for use in homes.

  3. Vacuum and dust regularly. Clean your space thoroughly every week, paying special attention to areas like couches, blinds and carpets. Dust mites, in particular, can burrow into fabrics and cling to surfaces. Regular vacuuming and dusting can help eliminate many mites. You also want to wipe down knickknacks and objects such as vases, picture frames and shelves. Anywhere that dust can gather can be a home to mites. Pro Tip: Use a damp cloth or rag so you don’t simply spread the dust (and mites) into the air.

  4. Cover your bed, mattress and pillow with dust-proof covers. Unfortunately, your bed is probably where you’ll find the highest concentration of mites. Like the common bed bug, mites love to make their homes in mattress pads and pillows. If you're having a mite problem, dustcovers can be a lifesaver. Cover your mattress and pillows in dust-proof covers to prevent mites from infesting your bed. Covers are available in various sizes and materials and are an affordable way to protect your bedding and stave off allergic reactions.

  5. Wash bedding, rugs and curtains in HOT water. Launder all bedding, including pillowcases, throws, and duvet covers, every 1-2 weeks in hot water (130-140 degrees Fahrenheit). If your problem is severe, consider washing curtains and cleaning upholstery as well. Hot water effectively kills mites and removes allergens from bedding.

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Preventing Future Mite Infestations

If you continue to experience mite problems despite following these steps, you may want to consider making some changes as home. For instance, replacing carpets with wood or tile flooring can help reduce mite populations. Additionally, removing fabric-based items such as long drapes, curtains, and area rugs can deny mites their preferred habitats.

Stay Vigilant

Preventing mite infestations requires ongoing effort. Stay vigilant and act immediately if mites return. By following the steps we outlined above and remaining proactive, you can effectively manage mite populations in your home or business.

Are you ready to say goodbye to mites for good?


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