What are dust mites?
Dust mites are multicellular, tiny organisms that can not be seen by a naked eye. They live alongside humans because they feed on skin flakes and dandruff. Daily people may shed 1.5 grams od dandruff, which can feed up a million mites. That is why mites can prevail so long and can usually be found in clothes, beds, carpets, pillows, air ducts.
Are dust mites dangerous?
If the house is not clean enough, for example, if you haven’t been cleaning your air ducts for a long time, the number of dust mites will go over the top. When dust and debris build up in the ducts the stuffy air circulates your home carrying mites. Usually, problems caused by dust mites are allergies and asthma, followed by symptoms such as teary eyes, sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy eyes and throat, coughing…
How to get rid of dust mites?
People prone to respiratory problems should pay close attention to the following piece of advice to get rid of the dust mites.
-Wash your carpets once a year, also change a carpeting every five years. You can also replace carpeting with hardwood flooring.
-Change your bedsheets and pillowcases once a week.
-Dust and vacuum daily or every second day.
-Use the dehumidifier or an air purifier.
-Change AC filters every other month.
-Clean your ducts at least twice a year. It is for the best to call your local air duct cleaning guy and schedule an annual cleaning service appointment.