|Dust mites tend to infest most households. They feed on dead skin cells, and since cleanliness doesn't stop humans from constantly shedding skin cells, dust mites will eventually show up. Where there's one dust mite, there are many more. For those with allergies to dust and dust mites, this can become a serious problem. If you have dust mite allergies, the most important thing that you can do is control the level of the allergen in your environment. How do you do this? You take aim at your bed!|
The place where you're most exposed to dust mites is the place where you spend the most time in little or no movement - for most people, that's the bed. Why? Dust mites like to live on the skin cells that you shed. Every day, dead skin cells on the surface of your skin fall off to reveal newer living ones. Each time you roll over in bed, or when you switch positions on your pillow, the dead skin cells are left behind on your bedding and in your mattress. Those cells are the dust mite's favorite food. So every night, for 6 to 8 hours a day, you end up feeding one of the main sources of allergens!
Dust mites are too small to be seen, but are the most common cause of year-round allergy and asthma. Dust mites live in mattresses, pillows, curtains, carpets, sofas, loveseats, chairs, other furniture, bedcovers, clothes - and anywhere else they get to eat dead microscopic flakes of human skin. The problem for us is what the dust mites leave behind. It is their droppings, the waste products, that are highly allergenic. People with dust allergies and/or mold allergies very frequently have a dust mite allergy to dust mite droppings.
What are the allergy symptoms for allergies to dust, dust mites and/or dust mite droppings?
Asthma, Bronchitis, Inflammation of the Mucous Membranes, Eczema, and Itchy Red Eyes, are some of the most well known symptoms. There is a whole host of other Allergy related conditions, including chronic fatigue, irritability, mood swings, and even depression, which have been proven to be caused by allergies. Please note, there may of course be other causes to your symptoms - check with your doctor to know for sure.
What can you do?
Your best bet to control and prevent dust mite allergies is to wash your sheets and blankets once a week in hot water. This will temporarily eliminate all dust mites in your sheets and blankets. Mattress covers and pillow cases are also very important for dust mite allergen control. But the key source of the droppings as well as the dust mites themselves is the actual mattress and pillow. Having your mattresses and pillows cleaned and sanitized is highly recommended at least twice a year, to keep dust mite and dust mite dropping infestation to a minimum. DustMitesCleaner.com will actually kills the dust mites as well as sanitizes the mattress, so that gives you more time than other methods.
How do you know if you even have a dust mite infestation problem?
You can fill out our online form, and we'll schedule a free in-home dust mite contamination and allergen test and find out for sure!
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|Dust mites are real |
|They feed on the dead |
skin cells humans shed.
|And the actual problem is |
the droppings they leave!