How to deal with house pests and beat allergies
Dust mites, bed bugs, fleas and moths are all common in UK homes and can be the cause of infuriating and often painful symptoms. These often irritate the skin causing rashes, bumps, itching and even swelling and blisters. Those who are allergic to the pests may also suffer from coughs, runny noses, and sneezing. In fact, for many, these symptoms can wreak havoc on their day-to-day lives.
At any time of the year, these pests can cause allergies. We recommend that warmer areas in your home are well-ventilated during the summer and that during the winter, a vacuum or air purifier with a HEPA filter is used to trap any fine particles. Mites including fleas often prefer the summer months but during colder times, home heating can stir up dust increasing allergic reactions.
We can also help improve the health of your home with a spray. Our new Anti-Pest Fabric Spray kills and staves off house pests. Harnessing the power of Palmarosa essential oil, this spray can be used on textiles in the home, such as bedding, mattresses, sofas, and cuddly toys, as well as indoor furniture and more.
The Anti-Pest Fabric Spray kills and prevents reinfestation with itch mites and dust mites including Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, the main dust mite responsible for allergies. It also helps kill other common house pests such as clothes moths, fleas, and bed bugs. The spray formula contains 0% Propellant Gas and leaves the space with a fresh fragrance when used. Plus, a multi-directional pump means the spray can be used in any direction, making application even easier.
The Anti-Pest Fabric Spray can be used on all textiles that are machine-washable at temperatures over 60°C, as well as non-washable textiles such as furniture, curtains, and car seats, at risk of infestation. It’s best however to treat one textile at a time. Pay particular attention to bedrooms as these areas normally contain lots of soft furnishings such as carpet, bedding, curtains and clothes, especially for those who let their four-legged friends up on the bed.
To use, spray the surface you wish to treat for 16 seconds per metre² from 30 cm away. One 150ml spray will cover the equivalent of around four standard double mattresses. Leave the spray for 4 hours and then air and vacuum or, if you’re working on textiles that come into contact with skin, opt for a machine wash.
Puressentiel Anti-Pest Fabric Spray is available here. It’s recommended to test the Anti-Pest Fabric Spray first on a non-visible part of the surface to be treated. If you or those around you are highly allergic, repeat the process once a week.