200,000 DUST MITE DROPPINGS A DAY
Did you know that almost 30% of all visits to the doctor are to treat allergies or allergic reactions?
The invisible cloud in your home may be entirely to blame for any non-food allergic reactions experienced by you or your family.
In fact, top local and international GPs, pediatricians and ENTs agree that dust mite droppings are the cause of:
- Skin rashes
- Hives (urinary)
- Breathing problems
- Eye infections
- Pink-eye (conjunctivitis)
- Hay fever (rhinitis)
- and other allergic reactions
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can solve the dust mite problem, prevent all of the unpleasant conditions listed above and protect those around you (especially your children!) in one easy step.
But before we get there, you need to know that dust mites aren’t a symptom of a dirty house…
DON’T WORRY, YOUR HOUSE ISN’T DIRTY
Dust mites are like people in a way: they like soft, warm, homely environments; particularly mattresses, pillows, linen, carpets, curtains, cots, fluffy toys and pets.
And a dust mite infestation does not mean that your house or pet isn’t clean; it just means that it’s comfortable. Comfortable enough for these eight-legged creatures to get settled, breed, eat, excrete and die.
BABIES ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE
You probably spend an average of six to eight hours a day in bed, right? Well, those are six to eight hours of dust mite exposure. And if you have a baby or toddler, you need to be aware that he or she spends up to 14 hours in a cot or crib each day – at the mercy of up to 10 000 hungry dust mites!
Early exposure to dust mites can cause a lifetime of suffering for your child, in the form of asthma or eczema – and, unlike seasonal allergens like pollen, dust mites are present all year round. Your cat or dog may even be infested. How many times a day do you or your children pat the dog or cuddle the cat?
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
Instead of having to medicate yourself or your family to deal with the symptoms of allergy, and rather than going through the discomfort and unpleasantness of allergic reactions, why not challenge dust mites at the source? You’ll feel better, your family will be healthy and you’ll have peace of mind – especially when lying in bed or spending time in your home.
How Do Home Air Ducts Add to The Problem?
Dust mite excrement is tiny enough to circulate in your home as part of normal dust. Dust mites can also live in your air ducts. As the layer of dust inside your ducts builds up, it’s constantly re-circulating throughout your home, including the dust mite debris that can trigger allergies. The more debris in your air ducts, the more dust mite debris there is to circulate.
Does Cleaning Air Ducts Solve the Problem?
Regular, thorough duct cleaning goes a long way toward minimizing the quantities of dust mite allergens in your home. If there’s no buildup of dust in your air ducts, it can’t add to the allergen load in your home.