Dust Mites, Bugs (and others) Sanitising Service
House dust mites are microscope bugs that primarily feed on dead skin cells regularly shed from humans and their animal pets. Dust mites are generally harmless to most people. They don’t carry diseases, but they can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics and others who are allergic to their faeces.
Skin cells and scale are often concentrated in lounging areas, mattresses, frequently used furniture and associated carpeted areas, often harbouring large numbers of these microscopic mites. Since the average human sheds around 10 grams of dead skin a week, that gives dust mites a lot of potential food. Cats and dogs create far more skin cells for dust mites to consume.
A typical mattress can contain tens of thousands of dust mites. Nearly 100,000 mites can live in one square yard of carpet. A single dust mite produces about 20 waste droppings each day, each containing a protein to which many people are allergic. The proteins in that combination of faeces and shed skin are often the cause of allergic reactions in humans. Depending on the person and exposure, reactions can range from itchy eyes to more serious asthma attacks.
It therefore makes a lot of sense, for health reasons alone to have your carpets and mattresses professionally, regularly cleaned.