DUST MITES CLEANING
Do you or does anyone in your family wake up itchy with red skin or irritated eyes?
Perhaps someone experiences symptoms like sneezing, wheezing, blocked nose, tightness of the chest, head or sinus aches, a generalised depression for no reason, or still tired even though you’ve just slept?
Any combination of these is an indicator that the suﬀerer could be one of many Australians that suﬀer from some kind of allergy. The reason may be millions of dust mites that taken up residence in your carpets, upholstery or mattress.
It’s technically not the dust mites themselves you are allergic to, it’s the droppings they leave! Yes, they feed on dead skin cells and deposit their waste on and in your soft furnishings.
Dust mites tend to infest most households, you constantly shed skin cells and dust mites eventually show up. For those with allergies to dust and dust mites, this can become a serious problem. If you have dust mite allergies, the most important thing that you can do is control the level of the allergen in your environment.
You are most likely to encounter dust mites where you spend most time with little or no movement, for most people this is in bed. Dead skin cells on the surface of your skin constantly fall oﬀ to reveal newer living ones. In bed each time you roll over or shift positions, the dead skin cells are left on your bedding and in your mattress – a ready-made food source for the dust mites.
The best way to kill dust mites and remove their droppings is to have your furnishings professionally cleaned and sanitised. Our Dust Mite Cleaning service specialises in eliminating dust mites as well as other allergens and bacteria. It’s what we do best.
Dust Mites (Dermatophagoides farina) live oﬀ of dead skin cells shed from humans and pets and make their homes in mattresses, couches, and other frequently used furniture or carpeting. One square meter of a rug can contain as many as 100,000 dust mites and your bed may be housing as many as 10 million. A two year old pillow can be composed of up to ten percent dust mite feces and carcasses. Dust mites favour a warm, almost moist surrounding – the condition of your mattress and pillow while you are sleeping on it. Dust mites are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye. Unless you have an allergic reaction caused by the dust mite’s waste droppings, you’d probably never know they were there. On average a single dust mite is able to produce approximately 20 waste droppings each and every day. It’s these droppings that typically cause allergic reactions in humans. As humans tend to shed approximately 5.5 grams of dead skin a week, the dust mites are never lacking for food. When you add in pets to the household, the dust mites surely are in heaven. Dust mites are not dangerous to anyone, however, if you are allergic, reactions will often include watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing, nasal congestion, itching, coughing, wheezing and diﬃculty breathing, headache, fatigue and in more severe cases, asthma attacks. If you notice these symptoms, you will want to talk to your doctor or allergist.
Dust Mites have a life cycle of 10 to 70 days. Females which have mated typically live for 50 – 70 days. And the average life cycle for a male is just 15 days. Female dust mites will typically lay 75 – 100 eggs in the ﬁnal weeks of her life cycle. Once an egg hatches a larva with six legs is produced. The dust mite larva then transforms into a nymph with eight legs. After the nymph stages, an adult is produced with eight legs. At this point it looks like a microscopic spider.
Dust is one of the most strongly allergenic materials found in the average household. This allergy is often made a lot worse by the addition of the dropping and carcasses of dust mites. Since dust mites thrive mainly by embedding themselves into carpet, clothing, and other fabric ﬁbres, they cohabitate well with humans. As the colony of dust mites grows, so does the amount of decaying body parts and fecal waste left behind from them and this is what most human allergies stem from.
1. Application Pre vacuum and pre-spray the aﬀected areas with an anti-allergen solution, this solution is environmentally safe and does not contain pesticides, perfumes, harmful solvents, or any other hazardous ingredients. It is derived from renewable plant source surfactants. Non-toxic to humans, animals, and plants. 2. Extraction The power cleaner cleans and extracts dust mites, dirt and excrement using a special ﬁlter which traps nearly 100% of common allergens and dust. 3. Anti-allergen treatment The ﬁnal step is to mist the surface of the aﬀected areas with our all natural anti-allergen spray. It works by denaturing the structure of the allergen, substantially reducing the antibody-binding capacity of the allergen. As a result, they will no longer be “recognized” by the body’s immune system and alleviate the body’s allergic response (allergy attack). This Provides a residual eﬀect for up to six months, when properly applied.