GOT DUST MITES?

These little rascals are only a quarter of a millimetre long.  For food, they chomp on human skin scales, and they love humid conditions.

Dust mites can live in soft furnishings, carpets, rugs, clothes and bedding.

If someone is allergic to dust mites it’s not actually the mite that causes the problem, but it’s the protein rich droppings.  Just 1 dustmite excretes approximately 20 of these each day,  and these droppings keep on causing problems long after the dust mite is dead.


 HOW TO DEAL WITH DUST MITES AT HOME.

Problems caused by mites are asthma, perennial allergic rhinitis eczema and eczema.  A lot of this exposure happens when asleep so The use of allergy-proof covers on bedding.  Also, keep bedding washed and clean (once a week at 60 degrees)

The use of allergy-proof covers on bedding.  Also, keep bedding washed and clean (once a week at 60 degrees)

Also, keep bedding washed and clean (once a week at 60 degrees)

Any sensitive children should not sleep on bottom bunk as allergens can drop down.

Keep carpets, curtains and soft furnishings vacuumed as often as possible with a high-filtration vacuum cleaner.  Don’t forget to keep any floor tiles clean too.

Any soft toys that can be washed, should be washed regularly.

Control your indoor humidity with a dehumidifier, and keep it at under 50%,  but over 30%.


DUST MITES AT THE WORKPLACE.

Any air conditioning units should be regularly serviced.

Keep office carpets clean as well as industrial seating area’s.

Check the in-house cleaners use hepa filtered vacuum cleaners.


HAVE YOU GOT DUST MITES?

There are dust mite test kits available.  These pop inside your vacuum cleaner.


So what we have learnt is that dust mites don’t like clean conditions.  Wash your bedding, clean your carpets and suites and keep humidity down.  Don’t do these things and you might have mites on you now…

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