Dust Mites in Carpet – 10 Facts

We've discussed how keeping a clean carpet in your home can greatly increase your quality of life and the health of your family. Dust and dust mites in carpet, upholstery, rugs, and mattresses are responsible for large amounts of harmful allergens in the home.

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We've discussed how keeping a clean carpet in your home can greatly increase your quality of life and the health of your family. Dust and dust mites in carpet, upholstery, rugs, and mattresses are responsible for large amounts of harmful allergens in the home. The facts below will show you how prevalent the problem is, and how to combat dust mites where they live!

Top 10 Facts About Dust and Dust Mites in Carpet:

1. The average six room house carries 40 pounds of dust a year.

2. Up to 2000 dust mites can live on one ounce of carpet!

3. Dust mites like to eat dead skin from pets and humans.

4. The average person can shed enough skin a day to feed a million dust mites.

5. In the spring dust mite problems can turn into infestations and not cleaning correctly can make it worse.

6. The Fall and Winter months are a particular problematic, as we close up our houses and the concentrations of dust mites and their feces increases inside.

7. Dust mites are at their multiplying peak during warm humid weather.

8. Dust mites are not parasites; they don't bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. But the harmful allergen they create comes from their fecal pellets and body fragments.

9. Approximately 1o% of Americans exhibit allergic sensitivity to dust mites.

10. Dust mites are a major cause of asthma and allergies; especially for children and the elderly.

Are dust mites causing you problems in your Southern California home? Let Zerorez Socal do some dust mite clean up for you and give you a fresh start!

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