How Can I Get Rid of Dust Mites With a Natural Product From My Home?

Laying an average of eight eggs every week, dust mites can quickly infest your home.

Remove Dust Mites Naturally

Routine cleaning will help reduce the amount of dust mites in your home.Routine cleaning will help reduce the amount of dust mites in your home.
They feed off the dead skin cells that you leave throughout your home while living in fibers and fabric. A home infested with dust mites, will cause allergy sufferers' symptoms to flare up. Fortunately, there is an all-natural product that will help get rid of dust mites from your home. Eucalyptus oil -- made from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree --repeals dust mites naturally. Once you rid your home of the dust mites, take the necessary steps to keep them from returning.

Add several drops of eucalyptus oil to 1/4 cup of laundry detergent. Launder bedding, draperies and curtains with the mixture in the hottest water temperature allowed for that specific type of fabric.

Fill a spray bottle with 30 drops of eucalyptus oil and 1 cup of vodka. Swirl the bottle gentle in a circular motion to mix the vodka and oil together.

Liberally spray pillows, bedding, curtains, upholstery and carpets with the mixture. Let the mixture air-dry on the item. Repeat the process several times a week.

Prevent Dust Mites from Returning

Clean your home to remove dust mites without chemicals. Use a damp rag to clean fan blades, shelves, walls, picture frames, baseboards and other items dust can collect on. Start with the highest item and work your way down.

Vacuum you carpet and upholstery at least once a week. Use a vacuum that features a HEPA filter to remove dust mites and other air impurities.

Keep the temperature in your home below 70 degrees. Dust mites thrive in humid and warm climates. By lowering your home's temperature, you will be creating an unpleasant living environment for the mites. Furthermore, run a dehumidifier in your home. Dehumidifier help reduce moisture and lower the humidity level in your home's air.

Hang blankets, comforters and pillows outside on a warm, sunny day for several hours. Dust mites are not fond of sunlight. Beat the pillows with a broom handle to remove debris and dust mites.

Things You Will Need

  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Laundry detergent
  • Spray bottle
  • Vodka
  • Rag
  • Vacuum with a HEPA filter
  • Dehumidifier
  • Broom handle

About the Author

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.