Pest Control in London & Essex

Safeguarding Homes and Businesses from Pests

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Mite Control


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Public Awareness

Although they have eight legs, Mites are indirect kin to spiders and can be found in a vast number of environments throughout the UK making them extremely commonplace. There are many species of mites all of which have specific appetites, though the four that are commonly found within a property are House Dust Mites, Mould Mites, Flour Mites and Bird Mites. .
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They are extremely small (only visible to the naked eye whilst amongst each other) and tend to reside in locations where warmth and humidity are present (such as birds nests, bedding, carpets and upholstery) though depending on the species, they may also be found in kitchen areas (pantries and food storage cupboards). That being said, mites aren't known for causing damage to structures or materials but most certainly will exploit them becoming stowaways where they will harbour, breed and utilise crevices to find their food source.
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Besides biting humans and animals, mites are capable of triggering allergic reactions to allergy suffers and can reproduce in the 1000s which makes them a considerable threat to occupants making their eradication extremely urgent.

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Steel Guard Pest Control are experts in Property Inspection, Mite Control, Pesticide Treatments, Prevention Methods & Techniques whilst providing knowledgeable advise with recommendations to prevent a reoccurring infestation. We aim to effectively resolve infestations as swiftly and efficiently as possible (which can depend on the circumstances of an infestation).

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Personal Preventative Measures

How to get rid of Mites!

Preventing a mite infestation can be extremely difficult due to their miniscule size and nature to mass congregate resulting sections of the group separating to congregate in multiple locations within the immediate surroundings. Self prevention may also be difficult if the circumstances of the infestation cannot be identified to help determine the species of mite. That being said, there still are a number of preventative measures that can be carried out by occupants to prevent or reduce their activity if not get rid of them before or whilst a mite treatment is in progress which are listed below:
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  • Ensure to Vacuum floors, rugs or carpet with a vacuum that is fitted with a HEPA Filter and that is leakage free.
  • Try to Wipe Down Stationary Objects often using a damp duster or cloth (as this prevents stirring up mite waste and allergens).
  • Keep Personal Fabrics Washed regularly (clothes, soft toys and bed linen) using an allergy friendly laundry detergent such as Allergen Wash.
  • Try Lowering Room Humidity creating an environment which makes it difficult for dust mites to thrive. Use a dehumidifier to keep the humidity level in your home at 50% or below.
  • You must Remove Clutter (old newspapers, books, magazines and personal belongings) reducing the build up of dust and preventing the harbourage of mites.
  • Keep Flour Content Foods in airtight containers preventing contamination and the infestation spreading.
  • In damp conditions Remove Mould from non-porous surfaces with mould removing chemical formulations.
  • An inspection should be carried out externally and in the loft space for Bird Activity or Bird's Nests as an infestation may be related.
  • An anti-itch cream or lotion may reduce or relieve Bites, Inflammation, itching and irritation is to apply relief creams containing Mepyramine Maleate or Hydrocortisone Acetate.
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Facts of a Mites Life