Mould Mites

Old 07-12-11, 09:14 AM
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Mould Mites

We recently went away and forgot we left bread in the bread bin, so when we came back we had an infestation of mould mites, i looked them up to be sure, they're like clusters of dust when they group together and little white/light brown specs when on their own.
They were crawling throughout the cupboards and over my packets of pasta and rice etc, and a lot of them decided to make home in the lids of bottles and the kids beakers. I binned everything and cleaned everything down with bleach. I'd say 90 per cent is cleared up, but i can still see the odd few on work surfaces (our house is new so we don't suffer from damp) the kitchen is muggy so ive kept the window open constantly to air it out. Im worried because ive noticed them venturing up door frames etc. If the house is damp free and the mould has been removed with constant hoovering and cleaning and making sure everything is damp free and dry will they eventually die off? I am absolutely petrified of mites etc as im a clean freak so to come home and see there being millions of them really freaked me out.

I hope you can help - im in the UK and we have Rentokil etc here for pest removal, but a lot of sites i have looked at just tell you to hoover and clean and use pest control services as a last resort? Thanks x
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We have just discovered mould mites, coming from some hay that had rotted with the hot weather, did you manage to get rid of them? Any useful hints on how to get rid of the blighters?

Old 08-13-11, 12:32 PM
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Sorry folks...I guess none of us over here even know what mold mites are.....

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