Dust mites are microscopic living organisms that are impossible to see with the naked eye. It is necessary to use a microscope to detect them. They fall into the arthropod-arachnoid category. Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides Farina are the most important and well-known species in Europe. Mites multiply mainly in autumn but in springtime as well. The signs of their existence are less in the summer due to the fact that we remove objects like blankets, carpets and we ventilate the rooms of the house more frequently.
Mites are one of the major indoor triggers for people with allergies and asthma.
Chronic, ongoing exposure to dust mites at home can dramatically impact the health of people with asthma and those who are allergic or particularly sensitive to mites. These allergens cause an immune system response, known as allergic rhinitis. A dust mite allergy can range from mild to severe. A mild case may cause an occasional runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. In severe cases, the condition is ongoing, or chronic, resulting in persistent sneezing, cough, congestion, facial pressure or severe asthma attack. People with asthma who are sensitive to mites face an increased risk of flare-ups or asthma attack.
You can take action to reduce or eliminate dust mites in your home.