How can I get rid of mold and dust mites in my apartment help, need a quick/easy

  1. Lynda Swift profile image59
    Lynda Swiftposted 2 years ago

    How can I get rid of mold and dust mites
    in my apartment help, need a quick/easy solution please !

  2. pippap profile image85
    pippapposted 2 years ago

    Dust mites:  vacuum all furniture like your mattress and couch thoroughly on a regular basis.  Use protective coverings on your bed.  Keep your home dry - mites thrive in warm, humid conditions.  Wash your bedding in HOT water and dry on the HOT setting.

    Mould:  use sprays of water and vinegar or bleach or tea tree oil or baking soda or hydrogen peroxide.  Mix 2/3 water to 1/3 other.  Use generously on all mould on a regular basis until gone.

    Hope this helps you!

  3. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    If you have mold, the first job is to work out why, and fix the source, otherwise it will just keep coming back. 

    Is there mold on a specific surface like a wall or the corner of a room - if so, could there be a water leak somewhere?   Alternatively, is there not enough airflow through the apartment?  Are you using a gas heater that's causing condensation? 

    To get rid of the mold, spray it with tea tree oil (available from health food shops) in water.  1 teaspoon of tea tree to one cup of water.  The easiest way is to put it in a spray bottle, spray on, then scrub it off.  No need to rinse.  Caution - don't store the mixture in a plastic bottle long-term, as tea tree eats through plastic. 

    Bleach will remove mold temporarily but it won't kill the spores so it will just keep coming back. 

    Dust mites - you need a good vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.   Add some drops of eucalyptus oil when washing sheets etc.


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