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Dust Mites: Everything You Might Not Want To Know!!!


I've been suffering from it for years.

No matter how 'clean' you are, it just hard to get rid of them.

They are everywhere and their out of control often make my body, especially my nose out of control.


Anyone has any good idea of killing them once and for all?

Well, I know it's impossible. Or it should not be done.


Dust mites exist must have their reason.

Any biologist has any explanation here?


After all, I have this feeling.

Human being is 'dust mites' to Mother Nature.

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Suffer from a dust mite allergy? Apparently, black tea kills dust mites. Just make some black tea as you would normally and let it cool. Fill a spray bottle and apply it to the carpet, (always test a spot first to make sure it won't stain).

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Mites eat human dander (skin). you need to vacuum any carpets and bedding daily.

Wash your bed clothes using a good dash of essential oil (eucalyptus, lavender or Tea Tree) in the wash or in some drops the drier if you use one. (put the oil on a little pad of cloth and thow this in the drier-oils can dissolve some synthetic fabrics)

you can nebver completely elimate them but you can reduce their population drastically.

Spraying with tea seems to be effective in killing the mites but even their dead bodies can cause allergies.Dust mite 'poo' can also cause many to have an allergic reaction.



This is a good article from Australia which is worth reading.

There are also links to other helpful pages.

Symptoms of allergic reaction to house dust mites

House dust mites can trigger respiratory or dermatological conditions including asthma and eczema. Symptoms can include:


* Wheezing

* Coughing

* Breathlessness

* A tight feeling in the chest

* Runny nose

* Itchy nose

* Itchy eyes

* Itchy skin

* Skin rashes.

. . .

Tips to reduce house dust mites in your home

Strategies include:


* Cover mattress, pillow and quilt with dust mite resistant covers. The covers must be washed every two months. Some health funds may provide a rebate for these items.

* Wash sheets and pillowcases weekly in water hotter than 55°C. Alternatively, if washing in cold water, use a commercial product containing essential oils, like eucalyptus or tea tree oil.

* Hot tumble dry (for half an hour after dry) or dry clean household items - this will kill house dust mites but not the allergen they produce.

* Wash blankets and non-encased doonas every two months.

* Use synthetic rather than feather pillows and doonas, as these tolerate regular washing.

* Remove sheepskin or woollen underlays and any other sheepskin products.

* Remove all soft toys from the bedroom and replace with wooden or plastic toys, which can be washed. Or, if a soft toy is allowed, it should be washed weekly using the same method used for sheets. (Freezing soft toys overnight does not work because it doesn’t remove allergen).

* Damp dust or use electrostatic cloths to clean hard surfaces weekly, rather than a feather duster.

* Reduce humidity - have a dry and well-ventilated house. Have adequate floor and wall insulation and avoid evaporative coolers.

* Avoid upholstered furniture - leather, vinyl, plastic and wood are best.

* Windows - venetian blinds or flat blinds are better than heavy curtains. Washable curtains or external shutters are other options.

* Wash clothing before use if it has been stored for a long time.

* Remove carpets, rugs and mats (where practical and affordable) - bare boards and tiled floors are preferable as they can be damp mopped or cleaned with electrostatic cloths.

* Wash rugs and mats regularly and dry them outside in full sunshine (if possible).

* Vacuum weekly, including the seams of mattresses and upholstered furniture. Vacuuming causes house dust mite allergens to become airborne for up to 20 minutes, so if you are allergic to dust mites, you should wear a mask or ask someone else to vacuum. You may air the house for an hour or so after vacuum cleaning to help clear the air.

House dust mite - Better Health Channel.


The Dust Mite does not eat dust – ah, would that dusting had such a dedicated helpmate. Rather they feast on the 50 million flakes (about 1 ½ grams) of skin we shed each and every day. About 80 % of the "dust" you can see floating in a beam of sunlight is your own dead skin, and fodder for these microscopic herbivores. And our mighty mite companions also enjoy munching on hair, pollen grains, fungal spores and bacteria, as well as cigarette ash and tobacco, clothing fibers, fingernail clippings and filings, food crumbs, glue, insect parts, paint chips, salt and sugar crystals and even graphite.

Redding.com: Blogs: Marc Beauchamp's blog

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