What Are Mold Mites?

So, what are mold mites and how do you get rid of them? Mold mites are a type of pest that are attracted to and feed primarily on mold. Mold is enough to have to take care of but mold and mold mites present in your home at the same time is double the work you’ll have to do to get rid of them both. You may most likely not see them when you spot mold in your home because they are microscopic, a small patch of mold can even hold thousands of these pests. 

How can you find them in your home?

As stated above, mold mites are microscopic, so how do you spot them? You may see brown spots or something that looks like a stain on a wall. If you look closely or even better get your phone or camera out and take a picture you’ll probably see them when you zoom in. When you make the picture bigger you’ll most likely see that there are white insects all over.

How do you get rid of them?

Wiping them off your walls or vacuuming them up won’t be enough to get rid of them all together. One of the first things you’re going to have to do is get rid of the mold completely. Mold mites main food source is mold, so without it, they won’t survive as well. Mold and mold mites thrive when moisture is present so it’s a smart choice if you dehumidify the area and open windows and dry out the dampness. The best products to use when getting rid of mold mites include vinegar, baking soda, bleach, and surprisingly lemon! You can try doing this yourself but the best way to do this is to hire experts to come and make sure the mold as well as mold mites are completely out of your home. FloStop Restoration is a highly trained professional company that does offer 24/7 emergency services. 

 

The main factor when keeping your home mold mite free, is to keep your home free of mold! This means to always make sure there is no moisture in your home or ever any standing water. At the end of the day you want to make sure your family is happy and healthy. To do so, you need to make sure that there is nothing in your home that can affect anyone in it!

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