How to Kill Rodent Mites

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If you have found out that your home is infested with rodent mites, do not panic. Rodent mite infestations may be a result of having an infected pet mouse or rat, or a result of having a rodent infestation. Before you call in expensive professional to fumigate your home with harmful chemicals, try taking care of the situation on your own. There is a simple do-it-yourself method that you can use to rid your home of rodent mites. The method is easy and can be completed by using common household cleaners.

Things You'll Need

  • Large trash bags
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Clean wet rag
  • 12 oz. white vinegar
  • 12 oz. spray bottle
  • 4 to 5 drops lavender or tea tree oil
  • Place any mite-infested items into a large trash bag.

  • Sprinkle baking soda onto any rug or carpeted area that has been infested with rodent mites.

  • Vacuum the entire area to remove the baking soda.

  • Remove the vacuum cleaner bag and place it into the large trash bag that contains the other infested items. Discard the trash bag.

  • Pour a small amount of bleach onto a clean wet rag and wipe the entire infested surface.

  • Fill a 12 oz. spray bottle with 12 oz. white vinegar.

  • Add 4 to 5 drops of lavender or tree tea oil to dilute the smell of the vinegar.

  • Spray the vinegar on the entire infested area and allow it to dry completely. The vinegar will kill any remaining mites.

Tips & Warnings

  • Repeat this method weekly to prevent mites from returning.
  • Wear plastic gloves to avoid contact with mites and harmful chemicals.

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