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How to Kill Bedbugs & Dust Mites

Dust mites live everywhere from your carpet to the top of your book shelves and might even be on your skin right now. They are microscopic arachnids---closely related to spiders. They feast on dead skin. If dust mites aren't disgusting enough, bed bugs surely are. Bed bugs can live in different places, but most commonly within the confines of a bed. They come out at night and feed on human blood. Small blood splatter on your mattress may indicate the presence of bed bug.

Your bed might be home to critters other than yourself.

Dust mites live everywhere from your carpet to the top of your book shelves and might even be on your skin right now. They are microscopic arachnids—closely related to spiders. They feast on dead skin. If dust mites aren't disgusting enough, bed bugs surely are. Bed bugs can live in different places, but most commonly within the confines of a bed. They come out at night and feed on human blood. Small blood splatter on your mattress may indicate the presence of bed bug.

How To Kill Dust Mites

  1. Change and wash bedding once a week. Use warm water to destroy dust mites in bedding

  2. Remove carpets. Hard-surface floors are easier to keep clean. If you cannot remove carpets steam clean them.

  3. Dust and clean your home. Use a moist rag that dust will stick to. Start in high places and work down to the floor. Vacuum floors, furniture and curtains.

  4. Cool your home and keep the humidity down. Turn the thermostat to 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Use air conditioners and dehumidifiers to keep the humidity down.

How To Kill Bed Bugs

  1. Steam clean areas where bed bugs can live or lay eggs, including mattresses, box springs and carpeted areas beneath and around your bed.

  2. Encase your mattress in a vinyl or fabric mattress cover and starve the bed bugs. This can take six months or more as bed bugs do not need to feed very often to stay alive.

  3. Leave affected items outside in extreme temperatures. Heating or freezing bed bugs sometimes kills them.

  4. Discard affected items entirely to ensure the removal of bed bugs.

  5. Warning

    Do not use insecticides to kill bed bugs in your bed. Sleeping in insecticide is harmful to your health.

Warning

  • Do not use insecticides to kill bed bugs in your bed. Sleeping in insecticide is harmful to your health.