House Dust Mites

Those lovely beings love to be in our houses, cosmopolitan nature of them makes them very active in our nice and worm houses. They are feeding on the organic matter and are very small animals, measuring only 0.4 millimeters and they have eight legs. Those tiny guests in our houses are rather hard to see and one needs at least x10 magnification glass to see them on the black background.

Unfortunately they does not only bring life to our house  they also can cause some problems with allergies and with asthma at some people, that is why we need to talk about methods of getting rid of them from the house. Most typical symptoms of allergies caused by dust mites are: sneezing, infected eczema skin and watering eye, runny nose; and clogging in the lungs.

Methods to get rid of the mites

Most important is to make sure that humidity levels in your house are below 50%, second of all there is much recommendation to hoover your carpet on frequent bases and to make sure that any pillows and mattress are washed often to. Because dust mites are living on the organic matter, one should take under consideration how many people living in the house and adjust to this frequency of hoovering and then the frequency of having your carpets cleaned with professional equipment that will extract soil from the carpet of will steam clean the carpet.

Dust Mite Management:


  • avoid furry of feathered pets
  • reduce air infiltration – reduce access of air with possible pollen.
  • select appropriate furniture – furniture that is easy to clean from  dust.
  • lower humidity – reduce good conditions for the mites to live.
  • often vacuuming – reducing availability of the organic matter.
  • dusting – this will make sure that much of the organic mater is vacuumed and by this provide less food for the house dust mites.
  • air purifiers – research from university of Texas-Austin is showing that HEPA air filter are much more effective at moving dust then ion-generating types of filters.
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