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Dust Mite Facts

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Dust Mites

  • Beds are a prime habitat (where 1/3 of our life occurs). A typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million dust mites inside.

  • The dust mite’s Latin name translates as ‘skin-eating spider’

  • Dust Mites prefer warm, humid surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it.

  • We fill our lungs up to 20,000 times each day. Over time, contaminants can cause allergies, inflammation of the mucous membrane, upper respiratory problems, asthmatic conditions, headaches and flu-like symptoms.

  • The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine reports that exposure to indoor pollutants is a key contributor to asthma problems.

Dust Mite Facts
  • Male dust mites can live over a month, while female dust mites can live up to 90 days. The reason why dust mites are so prevalent in people’s homes is that they feed off of dead skin cells. On an average day, one person may shed 1.5 grams of dead skin cells, which can feed up to one million dust mites at a time
  • A female house dust mite may lay 1 to 3 eggs a day. After 6 to 12 days the egg will hatch producing a six-legged larva which will feed then pass through 2 nymphal stages before emerging as an adult to join the colony.

  • Dust mite allergies are most common for Asthma sufferers. Dust mites can also trigger Eczema, morning sneezes, runny nose, itchy skin, irritable red eyes

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