House dust mites are about a quarter of a millimetre long. They live off human skin scales and thrive in humid climates.
House dust mite allergy is very common and is associated with asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis, especially in climates such as Australia where the allergen is present in large amounts. A major site of exposure to house dust mite allergen is the bed however it is important to remember that dust mite allergen is found in all rooms of the house, on the floor and in soft furnishings, not just in the bedroom.
Dust mites often cause allergies because humans react to various proteins (allergens) contained in their droppings. Each dust mite produces about 20 of these waste droppings every day and the droppings continue to cause allergic symptoms even after the mite has died.
Solutions Carpet Cleaning Specialist uses a specialised anti-allergy cleaning system that involves firstly utilising quality cleaning solutions followed by the application of “Allergy Relief Treatment” on your carpet, upholstery, rugs or bedding.
The treatment effectively changes the structure of the allergen proteins eliminating there affect on the body.
If properly applied the treatment will have a lasting effect of up to six months, but in acute cases may be required every 3 months.
Things that may also help
- Using a Mattress, doona and pillow covers. Make sure they are removable and machine washable.
- Washing of bedding, soft toys and soft furnishings at usual washing temperatures removes more than 95% of allergens but does not kill dust mites, thus washing should be repeated about every 8 weeks.
- Regular vacuuming may help reduce mite allergens in your carpets or rugs.
- Exposure to temperatures over 60 °C for a period of one hour or freezing, exposure to temperatures below 0 °C will typically prove fatal to house dust mites; Ten minutes in a household clothes dryer at lethal temperatures has been shown to be sufficient to kill all the dust mites in bedding.