Dust Mites Faq's
Male dust mites are
slightly smaller than females. They are whitish in colour and thus can only
be seen in dust samples when they are moving on a dark background, or when
suspended in the air in a ray of light. They have 8 legs, no eyes, no
developed respiratory structures and by volume
are mainly a walking stomach and respiratory system.
(Mites and Allergens, MADD 1, 1993).
three types of mites commonly found in homes. These include Storage Mites (Tyrophagus
putrescentiae) which are found in food products, grain, and old books,
and the Predatory Mites (Cheyletidae) which are larger and predate on
Dust Mites found in mattresses, bedding, carpets, upholstery, stuffed toys,
and clothes, are the European house dust mite (D. pteronyssinus), and
also the American house dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae), their
names literally mean "skin-eating mites."
of these mites are the most common trigger of reoccurring allergy and asthma
symptoms, especially in humid conditions where dust mites tend to thrive.
Each mite produces approximately 20 fecal pellets each day, which means
approximately 2000 during its lifetime. The dust mite can get nourishment
from its own droppings and may eat them up to three times over.
The average mattress has over 2 million dust mites
25% of the weight of your pillow is dead and living dust mites
Research shows that 45% of all homes (12 million homes in the UK, 44
million homes in the U.S.A.) have a very serious dust mite problem.
At best, normal vacuuming removes only 5% to 10% of dust mite populations.
Your body sheds millions of dead skin flakes and you perspire 75 ml of
fluid while sleeping. A perfect diet for the hungry dust mite!
Dust mites love the humidity, warmth, and the safety mattresses bring.
Your mattress may contain more than 2
of the tiny scavengers at one time!
House Dust Mites
are found in places which provide a source of food and shelter along with
adequate humidity. Mattresses and Soft Furnishings are perfect for
their needs! The fibrous
and cellular structure of these environments allows mites to cluster and
reduce water loss. Dust mites live around
three to four months each, and females lay 25 to 50 eggs every three
House dust mites and harmful bacteria are not
restricted to the mattress! These contaminants can be found in pillows, duvets,
all types of carpets,
rugs, upholstered furniture, including
futons, beds & chairs, bunk beds,
window curtains, window blinds, and soft toys.
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