Experiencing watery eyes, restless nights, sniffling or other unexplained symptoms?
No matter who you are, no matter where you live, you never sleep alone.
But don’t panic…those sleeping with you are somewhat peaceful. And not really that noticeable, until the “Welcome” sign goes up and they start inviting a bunch of guests over. Once the invitation goes out, there can be millions that end up in one mattress alone!
Yes, we are speaking of dust mites, those super-tiny eight-legged creatures that live in every house and take up residence in virtually every pillow, mattress and other comfortable abodes in the world.
Commonly called the “house dust mite,” this little creature feeds on flakes of shed human and animal skin and known to be a cause of asthma and allergic reactions.
Dust mite feces contain a powerful digestive enzyme that causes all kinds of breathing problems — if there are enough of the creatures in your home.
Some people are highly sensitive to dust mites such as those with allergies, weak immune systems, our elderly or newborn children, while others never have a reaction.
What can you do?
First of all, like we already said, don’t panic. Dust mites are everywhere, and there’s nothing you can do about that.
What you can do is keep things clean. Dust mites reproduce quickly in mattresses, beddings, pillows and other areas because these absorbent items take up moisture, such as saliva, perspiration, and blood, from body contact. Dust mites prefer those warm, moist environments created by sleeping bodies.
Besides moisture, they need food. Dust mites are like any living creature. They need to eat. The skin flakes, dander, and other protein sources are food for dust mites, so regular vacuuming is smart, especially using one with HEPA filtering. And running an air cleaner in your home with HEPA filtering will help, too.
Professional cleaning every 12-18 months is a good investment for your home. Professionally treating fabrics with an anti-allergen agent and then steam cleaning mattresses, upholstery, and carpeting means you’re taking food away from these unwanted tenants. Logically, this equates to fewer dust mites coming over to party at your house.
Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is proud to be the “cleaner of choice” to many allergists, family physicians and sufferers of allergens. We are a Certified partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute. In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.
We know a thing or two about treating for dust mites.
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