Dust mites are an allergy sufferer’s nightmare. Feeding on the dead skin that pets and humans shed daily, these microscopic bugs produce harmful allergens from their waste. That’s right – your allergic reaction, be it a runny nose or itchy rash, isn’t caused by a bite or sting, but by dust mite faeces.
Find out how to banish these creepy crawlies from your home and keep your family safe with these helpful tips.
Follow these steps to eliminate dust mites in your home:
As you take action to evict the existing dust mites from your home, remember that it’s equally important to prevent dust mites from coming back in the future.
Want to keep your home safe from dust mites? You can prevent dust mites from coming back in your home with the following steps:
If you prefer having carpet in your home, whether you love the soft and cosy feeling under your feet or just the warm and welcoming look, it’s important to select the right carpet. Keep your health in mind when choosing the type of carpet you want in your home.
The best carpet for allergy and asthma sufferers is natural wool carpet. Natural wool carpets reduce the risk of dust mites as they are:
They also dissipate moisture, and as dust mites love warm, humid environments, wool carpets aren’t as accommodating as other types of carpeting.
No matter what type of carpet you have in your home, professional cleaning is needed at least once a year to prevent dust mites.
Don’t like the idea of millions of tiny dust mites feasting away on your dead skin as you sleep? We hear you!
Cheap as Chips offers professional mattress cleaning and sanitising and carpet steam cleaning, so you can keep your home clean and your family healthy. Get in touch with our friendly team of cleaning experts to discuss your needs today, and don’t forget to clean your ducted heating system regularly.Back to resources page