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How to Get Rid of White Mites

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White mites are another one of those nuisances that makes our lives relatively difficult without doing anything. That’s true. White mites are a nuisance just because they exist or should we say co-exist with us in our homes. And if we leave these white mites untreated and unattended, they soon multiply in numbers and then there are even more unseen pests for us to hate.

But they are not entirely invisible; it’s just that they are too tiny. Tiny in a way that when you leave a loaf of bread on the dining table, you are more likely to wake up with hundreds of mites feasting upon it. If something like this happens, it’s your cue to get up and start looking for ways to get rid of these mites pronto, or else the next place you’ll find them could most probably be your bed.

Fortunately for you, we know just the things that will help you say goodbye to these mites, but before we get to that, let’s first find out a little more about white mites.

What are White Mites?

White mites are also called spider mites, probably because they share one very obvious feature with our arch nemesis. They too have eight legs, just like spiders. If these white mites are lucky enough to find their way to your yard, then you’ll be unlucky enough to lose all those plants. White mites love to feed on plants.

And when these white mites are indoors, they’ll take over everything: your furniture, carpets, curtains, linens and everything else. Seemingly, white mites are considered harmless because they don’t bite or cause any structural damage, but in truth, they are harmful because they have long hairs, which they shed frequently, these airborne hairs are notorious for carrying allergens and hence cause allergic reactions in housemates.

Before your house gets invaded by white mites, we suggest you follow out these instructions and get rid of them at once.

How to get rid of White Mites

  • Clean up

We know that this one will hurt you, but if white mites have really taken over your house, then you will need to get rid of some stuff and carry out a major washing fest in the house. First off, you’ll need to remove the carpets and cut off the extra spread which has been going up to the walls. The carpet must be sized properly so that it only covers the floor. You’ll also need to wash all the beddings, curtains and linens in the house. These are all the things in your house, where the white mites are most likely breeding.

  •  An Insecticide

Now that you have cleaned up all the breeding grounds in the house, you need an effective insecticide, that you can keep by your side and spray away every time you find an infestation of white mites in your house.  JT Eaton Kills Bed Bug Plus Spray Aerosol, as well as Bedlam Aerosol and Bedlam plus Bed Bug Killer are smart choices for getting rid of white mites.  If you’d like more options, you can speak to one of our representatives who will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Use these insecticides per their instructions and send the white mites on the run.

  •  Vacuum

After the thorough clean-up of the house and the generous use of insecticides in your home, expect the white mite population to reduce by great numbers. You’ll hardly ever catch sight of one. But that doesn’t mean they are all gone. These little buggers have a way of hiding into cracks, and hidden corners of your upholstery. And to reach these parts, you’ll need to take out your vacuum and pull them out of their hiding.

  •  Moisture Control

Mites are pulled to our house because of moisture.  Or more accurately, they are attracted to the mold growth because of the moisture. The first thing you need to do is find this source of moisture in your house and have it fixed immediately. A house with moisture ends up with more pests than just one. Therefore get all the taps and water lines in the house fixed. Seal the foundation if that is damaged. Once you find these sources of moisture and deal with it, the conditions will become unsuitable or the mites and they’ll begin to look elsewhere for their infestation.

In case you live in a place with naturally moist conditions, then you might want to consider dehumidifying or central heating to dry the air.

Preventing White Mites from entering our homes

One of the major perpetrators of white mite infestation in the house is moisture. More than normal water and moisture in the house will definitely invite the white mites to take residence in your home. In order to prevent that from happening, again, make sure all the taps and water lines in the house are fixed and none of them leaks anymore. Also if the mites are starting to take over your yard, then do not hesitate to pull the whole mite infested plant and throw it away. This will instantly stop the mites from spreading to all over your yard.

For indoors, make sure you keep your carpets, floor, and curtains clean. Wash them once every three to four months. Wash the beddings, one every three weeks. Also, these little buggers love your beds, so you can keep them away by securing your beds with plastic cover or dust-proof covers and then

Better a plant than the whole garden. Also, make sure that there is no dust on leaves and trees.

As frightening as the sudden infestation of white mites might seem, we suggest you don’t panic. Just attack the problem without laid out methods and soon enough you’ll be looking a white mite-free house.

Conclusion

We hope this article helps you in your quest to eliminate white mites. If you have any more concerns, you can talk to us live and receive expert advice by calling us at 800-479-6583, emailing us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chatting with us online.

 

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