Bidding Goodbye to Dust Mite Allergies

People with dust mite allergies like asthma, eczema and hay fever are ready to go to any extent to get rid of dust mites from their houses.

What are Dust Mites?

Dust mites, commonly known as house dust mite, is a tiny bug which is a member of the spider and tick family. Your dead skin is their favourite food source. Dust mites belonging to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus species is most common in Australia.

The only good thing about dust mites is that they don’t bite! But they can do numerous other harmful things to your body. The fine dropping from dust mites are highly dangerous, as it contains proteins (allergens) which can be linked to asthma, persistent hay fever and eczema when breathed in by a sufferer.

Dust mites survive in warm and humid conditions. And that’s why your cosy bed is so tempting. Believe it or not, there will be hundreds of thousands of dust mites on your carpets, clothing, upholstered furniture and soft toys.

How To Avoid Dust Mite Allergies?

So far no one has suggested any perfect solution for dust mite allergies. However, it is often advised to take a few steps to reduce the presence of dust mites in your household. Even if you reduce the dust mite population, their dead bodies and faces may still trouble you. You should take every possible step to wipe out the dangers caused by dust mites.

Your mattress is the most comfortable place for dust mites. Make sure you have a proper mattress protector. They should be removable and machine washable. You should fully encase the pillows, mattress and doona in mite-proof encasing.

In Spring time, it would be a good idea to expose mattresses to the sun as mites are susceptible to dehydration.

If you are willing to say good-bye to your floor carpets, go ahead. Carpets are another welcome sign for dust mites. Otherwise, you need to regularly vacuum your carpets to reduce the mite allergens.

Soft toys and soft furnishings need a regular wash to keep away mites. If possible, replace soft toys with wooden or plastic toys. You can also think of reducing curtains and upholstered furniture in your house.

To find out how Mitey Fresh can help, talk to us today.

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  • Carol Parr

    We’re glad you’re here. We’re Carol and Tony, founders of one of the longest running Healthy Home Blogs in the world, Mitey Fresh Australia. We’ve been on this journey for the last 25 years and are passionate about helping families sift through health hazards and triggers like allergens, mould, water damage, chemicals and EMFs, to get clarity about what’s toxic and what’s not so they can create a healthy and happy home for their family they love. Each month, people visit this blog seeking focus on the health and wellbeing of their loved ones, sustainable and effective practice tips and guides, to help create and manage healthier indoor spaces, improve the built environment that is pleasing to the senses and support healthy living and nature, every day. Starting this blog was to help change people’s lives, one family at a time, and we can’t wait to share how its allowed us to stand next to you and show you how interpreting these synergies between buildings and the environment they are built in will impact upon the health and well-being of those who occupy them. Find out more about Healthy Homes and what this blog can do for you!

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