DUST MITES LIVE ON MATTRESSES?

A human cannot see dust mites in direct sight because they are tiny and almost invisible. However, they can appear anywhere; on your couch, bed, upholstery chair, etc. The mattress is a major breeding ground for dust mites. Do you know that when you go to bed, there are thousands of dust mites with you? Yes, that is true.

A human cannot see dust mites in direct sight because they are tiny and almost invisible
A human cannot see dust mites in direct sight because they are tiny and almost invisible

The dust mites love dark places to breed and live. Thousands of mites can breed in your mattress within a few months. These mites not only breed, but they also poop. Nothing can be as horrifying as sleeping on dust mite pooh. The pooh from one dust mite can weigh twice as much as its own body weight. This means your mattress may have more pooh than mites. What a disgusting feeling! However, I’m not joking.

Why Do They Live in a Mattress?

Among the reasons dust mites breed and live in mattresses are:

  • They like to be in dark places.
  • They get enough food in your mattress. How? They eat dead skin cells, which we leave back every night we sleep. According to a study, humans live on an average of 1 Kg dead skin cells every year, which gives more than enough food to dust mites.

Do Dust Mites Live Even After Regular Mattress Cleaning?

Depending on the type of mattress cleaning you perform, the answer will vary. If you are just dusting and vacuuming, then the answer is, yes, they are in your bed.

The fact is, unless you use a water vacuum with high power, such as Lura Premium, even if you dust and vacuum every day as part of your mattress cleaning routine, you are still leaving these creatures behind since that is not enough to remove them.

Water vacuums are a great way to get rid of dust mites in the home

Why You Must Remove Dust Mites Completely?

However, some people think, anyway, they aren’t visible, so why bother? Right? It is important to get rid of them completely since they can make you very sick. Impurities left behind by them can cause respiratory diseases because you will inhale them.

How to Get Rid of Dust Mites?

There are many ways of removing these tiny creatures and remaining completely from your mattress. However, one-time mattress cleaning will not be enough because they can come back and breed again. You need to follow these effective cleaning instructions on a regular interval:

  • Use a clean mattress cover. Make sure that you are not using too old cover.
  • Wash the mattress cover every week or at least biweekly. It will remove dead skin cells to reduce the food source of mites which may get them out of your bed.
  • Daily, or as frequently as you can, open the windows to get sunlight inside your room. Dust mites cannot stand UV lights emitted by the sun.
  • Put your mattress in direct sunlight for an hour. Do this at least once in a quarter. You do not need to flip the side as the sun rays are enough to get those dust mites out of it.
  • For mattress cleaning, use a rotating brush that beats it and gets mites out.

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