How to Get Rid of Mites on Wool


Mites absorb water from the air and environment. Their food consumption and development increases if the humidity is high. Wool has a much higher mite count than nylon or other similar materials. Luckily, there are a few solutions to getting these pests out of wool and decreasing their numbers.

Things You'll Need

  • Dehumidifier
  • Vacuum
  • Vapor steam-cleaner
  • Place the wool in direct sunlight. The sunlight will kill the mites.

  • Leave your bed unmade each morning if you have wool bedding. This allows the wool to dry out and cool. This creates an unpleasant atmosphere for the mites.

  • Run a dehumidifier in the room or area where you keep the wool. Make sure to keep the humidity below 70 percent.

  • Vacuum the wool thoroughly using a regular vacuum. Do this at least once a week.

  • Use a vapor steam-cleaner. Vapor steam can deeply penetrate the wool and get rid of the mites.

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