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Dust mites can be a real annoyance to people mainly with a dust mite allergy so we've got some information on the following; killing dust mites, what dust mite spray(s) are about, dust mite control, test kits...

Dust Mites

The mite
Dust Mite

Mites belong to the Arachnid family, oval shaped, cream coloured with eight legs with sticky pads on the ends helping them to dig deep in to fibers and furniture. The dust mite is so small it cant been seen with the naked eye, only when the mite is dead can it be vacuumed away effectively.

They live on human shed skin, finger nails, hair, pollen, fungi, bacteria and animal dander. They absorb moisture from the air and their environment. Their development and food consumption increase if the humidity is between 70-80 percent and with temperatures between 75-80 degrees. If the humidity is below 40 percent dust mites can not survive.

The number of mites you have in your home has nothing to do with how clean or dirty you keep your home or if you keep pets. The amount of mites in your home all comes down to the humidity of your home, and the amount of fabric or upholstery you have in your home. Dust mites cant survive on vinyl or hardwood floors but are every where that dust accumulates.

The dust mite population can increase very rapidly. Each egg-laying female can increase the population by 25 to 30 mites every three weeks. Also each mite produces between 10 and 20 waste pellets each day. The life span of a mite is only two to three months, however.

It doesn't matter how much you hoover or dusting you can not reduce or get ride of the number of dust mites you have in your furniture. There are steps you can take to make their little lives more difficult though, one step is to reduce the humidity in your home. The most important tool for managing dust mites droppings and body particles is the powerful high filtration vacuum cleaner. Vacuuming thoroughly the carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture, curtains and draperies once a week will reduce the dust mite allergens in your home.

Studies have shown that clothing is also a source of dust mite allergens. Clothing should also be washed in very hot water and dried thoroughly to kill the mites.

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European Red Mite

Kill Dust MitesKill Dust Mites - Even though you are never fully rid of dust mites keeping the arachnids population down can help lead to fewer problems. To kill dust mites refer to the two products featured on this page.

Dust Mite AllergyDust Mite Allergy - Rhinitis, wheezing, coughing, itchy and runny eyes are some of the more common signs of a dust mite allergy. Help is at hand with a helpful little booklet and chart or with Total Hygiene spray.

Dust Mite SprayDust Mite Spray - Try one of the three dust mite sprays featured on this page. If you have a dust mite problem and are allergic to them then one of these three sprays should help decrease the number of mites in your home.

Dust Mite ControlDust Mite Control - There are a number of ways that dust mite control can be done, chemical control of the house is just one and comes in many forms, including aerosol sprays, gels, powders, liquids and foggers.

Dust Mite Test KitDust Mite Test Kit - Allergen dust mite test kits are designed to identify dust mite allergens in the carpet that may be the cause of asthma and allergies. These test kits quantify and identify allergen sources.

Dust Mite Proof BeddingDust Mite Proof Bedding - Looking for dust mite proof bedding? Then look no further, featured here are duvets, pillows, bed covers and pillow cases. All designed to stop that pest of a dust mite.

Dust Mite RemovalDust Mite Removal - Silent Mites is the UK Main Dealer for Hygienitech and one of the UK's premiere mattress cleaning companies, with a large network of approved dealers covering the whole country, helping in dust mite removal.

How to Kill Dust MitesHow to Kill Dust Mites - It seems the best and safest way to kill dust mites is to steam them, though this is only a short term remedy its very effective. Why not read " My house is killing me!" by Jeffrey C. May on how to kill dust mites.

Dust Mite Allergy ControlMite Allergy Control - Dust mite allergy control is made a whole lot easier if you own a dehumidifier which reduces mite allergen and mold production during the humid seasons.

The most relevant links we could find, placed here free

Family Doctor - Dust mites in the home, I don't want to rip out my carpet. Is there anything I can do to treat it?. www.familydoctor.org

Wikipedia - The house dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in Europe and Dermatophagoides farinae in North America). en.wikipedia.org

Globalnet - House dust mites, Disadvantages and pitfalls of mite control. www.users.globalnet.co.uk

Asthma UK - House dust-mites. www.asthma.org.uk

About.com - Dust mite allergy, a whole load of different articles on allergies. allergies.about.com

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House Dust Mite

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