There are different types of mites that are found in our homes. Among them, dust mites are the most common type of mites. They are a microscopic form of bugs that live on the dead skin cells of humans and animals. As the dead skin cells are mostly found on our bedding, pillows, stuffed toys, furniture, carpets, etc., dust mites are found maximum in them.
How to Kill Mites Naturally?
When your home is infested by mites, try to avoid use of chemicals to kill them because they can cause harm to the children and pets in your house. Here are some natural ways to get rid of any kind of mites from various parts of your house:
Place those items in plastic bags and put them inside the freezer for the whole day. Then take them out and you will find that most of the mites are killed. Repeat it once again if required.
If you have a pet rat, inspect the body of the rat regularly to detect mites. If you find signs of mites, then it is advisable to visit a veterinarian. Do not try to use medicines that are used for dog or cat treatments. Veterinarians often administer sprays that can kill mites on rats.
A mixture of alcohol and water is one of the best natural made insecticides. Mix equal quantities of water and mixture and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture all over the infested plant with special attention at the bottom of the leaves. This is because spider mite are found more under the leaves.
Maintain your house at a low temperature and humidity, because mites enjoy a warm and humid environment. To protect your plants from mites, ensure that you give them adequate amount of water, as dryness of plants promote growth of mites on them.