There are over 150 species of dust mites known to science. It is possible, and even likely, that unknown to science exist. On the Internet and popular literature, the name of saprophytes was fixed to dust mites, although this term in biology rather refers to plants. In science, dust mites are called dermatophagoid or pyroglyphid mites. And they are more like symbionts.
It is impossible to examine mites with the naked eye (their size is 0.1-0.3 mm). They are distributed around the globe. And not all are homemade. Mites feed on any organic particles that are abundant in household dust – particles of the epithelium, hair, wool, feathers, cellulose are their usual and desired food. Tthe main thing that dust mites are doing in their life is the destruction of microscopic organic matter, and in the fight for a warm place they compete with fungi and microorganisms.
And mites are the main provocateurs of allergies.
The danger is not in the number of ticks, but in the fact that their metabolic products have the ability to cause allergies. The excreta themselves is toxic, and small fragments of the remains of ticks (from 10 to 40 microns) are also volatile. Having risen into the air, they do not settle for a long time, and when inhaled they get into our respiratory tract. Up to 90% of people suffering from a particular type of allergy are sensitive to the presence of dust mite particles in the air. Ticks provoke the development of allergic bronchial asthma, as well as a number of chronic ailments, in which it is difficult to diagnose allergies. Chronic runny nose and cough, inflammation of the skin, eye irritation can be caused not by the “poor ecology of the city” and “weak immunity”, which are usually blamed for the ambiguous causes of diseases. But by the lack of well-kept apartment in general and bed space in particular.
Warm but not hot; wet but not damp; light, but no direct sunlight; plus a lot of delicious food – you yourself would not refuse to live a little in such optimal conditions. It is such that mites provide our beds, sofas, mattresses, pillows.
In the villages, for a long time, at least twice a year, they carried out a procedure for bringing quilts, mattresses, pillows, and blankets to the street: they were dried in the sun in the summer and frozen in the winter. Then they knew nothing about ticks. Fought mainly with bedbugs and cockroaches. But for ticks, this method worked fine. House dust mites do not tolerate ultraviolet and negative temperatures. Therefore, for the inhabitants of villages and country cottages, this method is good today. Coupled with shaking out / knocking out dust – that is, reducing harmful waste products – this procedure will ensure an adequate level of cleanliness.
Use tension covers for bed mattresses and change them along with bed linen. When changing linen carefully vacuums the mattresses themselves. Periodically change the position of the top-bottom of the mattress (if they are bilateral). Prevent the formation of a terry dust carpet under the bed and remove accumulated dust with a damp cloth or use a wet vacuum cleaning mode.
But the safest way to get rid of mites and dust-causing allergies is by trusting a professional cleaning company, such as Vk Cleaning Solutions. If you live in the area of Leighton Buzzard – Bedfordshire, do not hesitate to search for them. Their professional cleaners use hypoallergenic detergents, friendly for allergy sufferers, but ruthlessly kill bacteria.