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House Dust Mites

The House Dust Mites

Dust mites have 8 legs and are related to the spider. You are probably sharing your bed with thousands of them! Their main breeding ground is in bedding and carpets. They feed on microscopic House Dust Mitescales of skin, which we all shed. Their only source of water is from the air, so they prefer to live in areas where relative humidity is high. The higher the humidity, the quicker they are able to breed.

How Do You Get Rid of House Dust Mites?

No matter how clean our home is, dust mites cannot be totally eliminated. However, to live and breed, dust mites require the following:

  • Microscopic scales of skin shed by humans and pets
  • A continuous supply of humid air

If there are high levels of relative humidity in an occupied dwelling then you will find a breeding ground for dust mites. The quickest and most effective way in reducing the population of dust mites in a home is by reducing relative humidity by providing adequate ventilation.

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