Your home is supposed to be the place where you feel comfortable and secure. That is not the case when your house is infested with organisms that make you ill. One tiny bug that can make life miserable for people with hayfever and asthma are dust mites.

Dust mites are tiny pests that commonly live-in household dust. It eats skin cells shed by people and thrive in humid, hot environments such as furniture upholstery, bedding, carpets and curtains. Dust mites do not bite or feed on blood. It’s the waste of this organism that makes people sick. The faeces and dead bodies of mites contain a protein that can trigger sneezing, wheezing, inflamed skin, runny nose, red eyes, and itchiness.

While people living with asthma and people with hayfever are particularly susceptible to dust mite sensitivity, continued exposure to high levels of dust mite excretion can cause allergies to develop even in people who had none before. When the symptoms of dust mite sensitivity go untreated over time, it can cause additional health problems.

It’s impossible to eliminate dust mites from homes completely, but a monthly deep clean of all areas where they may thrive, such as couches, carpets, and mattress will minimise your level of exposure. If you suspect your house is aggravating your allergies or asthma, give us a call to discuss a regular deep clean.