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JackRyan1975
25-11-2005, 03:33 PM
Anyone knows how to kill dust mites or any insects that causes itch? I suspect some are residing on the sofa. Thanks.

fedup
25-11-2005, 03:45 PM
Ensure there are no cats around your house as sometimes it's not dust mites thats killing you slowly but mites from cats. The alternative is put out all the furniture in the hot sun for a few hours :p :p

JackRyan1975
25-11-2005, 03:51 PM
Ensure there are no cats around your house as sometimes it's not dust mites thats killing you slowly but mites from cats. The alternative is put out all the furniture in the hot sun for a few hours :p :p

Nope...no cats or whatsoever pets. Any off the shelf products I can use to kill dust mites? I got no problem getting bitten...but for these pests to attack my baby calls for vengeance. :D

orchipalar
25-11-2005, 04:02 PM
Err...aiyo!...Orchi can almost visualize those bite marks on her tender baby skin liao...n the itch is making her very very uncomfortable...

Err...that must be daddy's fault!...for putting the baby bare on the sofa...without the bady cot or mat being laid first onto the sofa...:D

Hey...quickly go get some antiseptic cream(burnol) or Mopiko...n apply a bit of the cream on them itchy spots...:)

Err...could the baby be bitten by mosquitos or not...?

JackRyan1975
25-11-2005, 04:07 PM
Err...aiyo!...Orchi can almost visualize those bite marks on her tender baby skin liao...n the itch is making her very very uncomfortable...

Err...that must be daddy's fault!...for putting the baby bare on the sofa...without the bady cot or mat being laid first onto the sofa...:D

Hey...quickly go get some antiseptic cream(burnol) or Mopiko...n apply a bit of the cream on them itchy spots...:)

Err...could the baby be bitten by mosquitos or not...?

Haha...I know papa Orchi sure respond to this thread one :D

Actually she didnt get it from the sofa...I think she got it from the bed's head rest la (which I didnt specify in my initial post). May have touched it when she tossed and turned early this morning. Told by my wife this afternoon. Unlikely to be mozzies coz got vape mat and no evidence of them flying around.

So how to kill dust mites arr?

orchipalar
25-11-2005, 04:15 PM
Haha...I know papa Orchi sure respond to this thread one :D

Actually she didnt get it from the sofa...I think she got it from the bed's head rest la (which I didnt specify in my initial post). May have touched it when she tossed and turned early this morning. Told by my wife this afternoon. Unlikely to be mozzies coz got vape mat and no evidence of them flying around.

So how to kill dust mites arr?
Err...dear JackRyan:)...the mozzy in the outskirt would be easily seen n noticed...as normally they operate macam kamikaze...

But the mozzy in the city...are well 'educated' n immune to those 'everyday' punya sprays or mats...

n normally they are not easily seen...as they 'camouflage' themselves very well...n operate with commando tactics...'hit n run' ! :D

Err...as for dust mites...nothing beats taking the stuffs out for UV ray treatment...sure to kill them freaking dust mites one...:D

JackRyan1975
25-11-2005, 04:19 PM
Err...as for dust mites...nothing beats taking the stuffs out for UV ray treatment...sure to kill them freaking dust mites one...:D

These mites have put me on high alert and it's silly for them to do so. They should have learnt from their more savvy friends. Hope some vaccuming will help pending a surprise massive Operation UV :D

orchipalar
25-11-2005, 04:31 PM
Err...one thang Orchi learnt about dust mites...they survive feeding on dead human or animal skin cells...http://familydoctor.org/683.xml

Ahem...they DO NOT bite...http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mites.htm as mostly they are mistaken as fleas which do sting...like hell...! :)

CCY
25-11-2005, 04:39 PM
Could it be bed bugs instead of mites...!:eek:

JackRyan1975
25-11-2005, 04:46 PM
Thanks orchi for the info.

Bed bugs are visible and their venom is more potent...but dust mites are microscopic. So I'd rule out bed bugs.

kwchang
25-11-2005, 05:27 PM
As Orchi has rightly said, dust mites do not "bite". The problem with dust mites is that they are INHALED when we breath in the dust. Some people develop allergic reactions to these mites which afterall, are foreign bodies. Hence problems like asthma and such are the effects of dust mites. NOT itchiness of the skin. You may be talking about contact dermatitis - which is not related to dust mites.

By the way, I doubt if there is a way to kill dust mites.

JackRyan1975
25-11-2005, 05:35 PM
As Orchi has rightly said, dust mites do not "bite". The problem with dust mites is that they are INHALED when we breath in the dust. Some people develop allergic reactions to these mites which afterall, are foreign bodies. Hence problems like asthma and such are the effects of dust mites. NOT itchiness of the skin. You may be talking about contact dermatitis - which is not related to dust mites.

By the way, I doubt if there is a way to kill dust mites.

Ok ok...so it's not dust mites. But dust mites or whatever mites/bugs/insects, I wanna be rid of them all. Can the thread name be changed to reflect the type of insect that causes skin itchiness?:D

USJ27Resident
27-11-2005, 01:02 AM
if i may, my 2sen contribution.. :)

i kinda sanitise my 3 seater sofa with the steamer iron... it helps.. keeps the sofa clean. and when kena vacuumed... seems even cleaner. :) and less crinkles & wrinkles.. :p wifey oso happy...

after that, a small dose (spray) of Fumikilla H20... (its water based, so no oiliness) top & underneat the sofa...

ps. apart from the mattresses and that one 3 seater sofa, rest of the house chairs & furniture - made of wood :( ... butt pain becos of wife likings to wood...*sigh* :o

adriene
27-11-2005, 01:14 AM
i recall that Slumberland sells dust-mite resistant mattress covers. saw it in their advertisements.

HappyCouple
27-11-2005, 09:07 AM
my suggestion is to vaccum the sofa/bed and then spray it with an antibacterial spray such as Freebreeze.. It works..believe me! It will even be better if you can air the sofa in the sun for a while. Hope it works for you :o By the way, we are new to the neighbourhood.

mon
27-11-2005, 09:24 AM
Hi Happycouple. Agree that Febreeze is good (the extra strength one) and smells wonderful too.. :) For my sofa, I've always liked having it covered with a large soft cloth, and have the cloth washed more often. You could get very nice cloth from Jusco or Ikea..to suit your sofa. The blanket types would be very comfy.

orchipalar
27-11-2005, 09:30 AM
Err...Orchi sits on wooden chairs at home...so got no issue with bugs or mites...err...otherthan having...ahem...a constant sore butt...:D

adriene
27-11-2005, 03:22 PM
By the way, we are new to the neighbourhood.

Welcome to the neighbourhood!

JackRyan1975
27-11-2005, 11:58 PM
Glad to say we got no more invasion from mites/bugs/insects after my home minister vacuumed the upholstery. Lets hope they're gone for good until the next vacuum and not regrouping for a counterattack. :D