What are dust mites?
House dust mites are microscopic bugs which feed on dead skin cells normally shed by humans and pets. Although they themselves do not normally carry diseases they can cause allergic reactions especially to people who suffer from asthma and people allergic to their feces.
Where do dust mites live?
Dust mites are very commonly found in our beds! Dust mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it. Bedroom carpeting and household upholstery are also favourite dust mite territory.
What do Dust Mites live on?
Dust mites live on your dead skin. Humans shed around 43 grams of dead skin each week! About 80% of the material seen floating in a sun beam is actually dead skin.
Did you know that:
Beds are a prime habitat (where we spend one third of our life). A typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. (Ten percent of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings.)
What can you do?
Lawrence sofa and upholstery cleaners offer a specialized dust mite cleaning treatment in Malta to help you control the amount of dust mites in your bedrooms.