Do I have allergies or dust mites?
Allergies or dust mites can cause similar symptoms. Symptoms of dust mites range from sneezing, runny nose and itchy watery eyes, to postnasal drip and coughing. Sound familiar?
Some people are even allergic to dust mites and have symptoms like hives. And dust mites can also trigger off asthma attacks.
Dust Mites: A hidden danger lurking in your home!
Dust mites are just one of 45,000 different species of mites.
Since dust mites are microscopic, it's nearly impossible to tell whether you have them or not (see the super magnified and scary image of dust mites below. What looks like tree branches are actually fibers of a pillow magnified).
Some facts about dust mites and dust mite allergies from the American Lung Association.
- Dust mites can be found in 80% of homes in the United States.
- Dust mites are one of the major indoor triggers for people with allergies and asthma.
Dust mites are microscopic insects that feed on components of dust. Simply put much of the dust you see in your home is made up of dead skin cells that fall off your body. Contrary to what you might have heard, they don’t bite you, and they don’t get under your skin (burrow) and live.
Are dust mites harmful?
Yes. When they excrete, their feces can trigger of allergy symptoms ad described above and/or asthma. And when they die, their microscopic remains mix with dust further exacerbating allergy or asthma symptoms.
How to rid your home of dust mites.
- Keep the humidity of your home below 50%.
- If you have carpets or rugs, make sure you frequently vacuum (best to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter).
- For hard floors use a wet mop to capture all of the dust mites. Just sweeping up can actually cause dust and dust mites to become airborne and breathable.
Two steps you can take now to rid yourself of dust mites.
First of all you should wash your bedding weekly in hot water of at least 130 degrees. This will kill most dust mites that are in your bedding. To insure all dust mites are killed, you can simply an eco-friendly non-pesticide product like Premo Guard Bed Bug and Mite Killer to your wash cycle (2 ounces is the perfect addition)
To take care of your bed, carpet and rugs we recommend spraying Premo Guard Bed Bug and Mite Spray. Premo Guard kills mites on contact. It’s an eco-friendly product that works by breaking up the outer shells of mites, so they die quickly.
And, PremoGuard is stain-free, and odorless. It will not harm your bedding and can be used weekly to keep dust mites from returning!
Once you spray, a quick mop or vacuum and you are all set. Premo Guard is safe and effective, so much so that you can even travel and use it in your hotel bed, allow it to dry and rest comfortably.
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