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Dust Mites

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.

How Do Dust Mite Allergens Affect Health?

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.

How Can Dust Mites Be Eliminated?

You can take action to reduce or eliminate dust mites in your home.

  • Reduce humidity. To minimize the growth of dust mites, keep your home below 50 percent humidity. In humid areas, air conditioning and dehumidifiers can help. On dry days, open your windows for one hour per day to help remove humidity from the house.
  • Reduce the places where dust mites can grow. Remove some of the furniture or use furniture with smooth surfaces, eliminate drapes and curtains, and cover mattresses and pillows to reduce dust mites. Wash bedding in hot water once a week.
  • Replace carpets. Carpeting should be removed from the home, especially if occupants are allergic to dust mites. If you must retain the carpet, use a vacuum cleaner with a high efficiency filter or a central vacuum cleaner. Damp mop floors often.
  • Dust regularly. Incorporating dusting into your regular cleaning routine can reduce the amount of dust and improve overall indoor air quality in your home. When dusting, use a damp mop, damp cloth or a duster that can trap and remove dust to reduce the amount of it that is stirred up when cleaning. Think beyond traditional cleaning methods like dry brooms or feather dusters and use a tool that removes dust from your home.

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