This is a Dust Mite
How many sleep in your bed and carpet?
What's in house dust that's so
Dust mites, Dust mite fecal pellets, Mold
Spores, Pollen, Shed skin cells and Pet
What are dust mites doing in my
They're living in upholstery, mattresses,
pillows and carpets. They feed on shed
human skin! Each one produces
approximately 20 fecal pellet each day,
and females lay 25 to 50 eggs every three
How many live in my home?
The population of dust mites increase and
decrease with seasonal changes in
temperature and humidity, but the average
mattress is host to around 2 million of
What can I do?
Scientific studies of dust-allergic
patients have shown that taking steps to
minimize dust exposure in your indoor air
environment leads to a decrease in
allergic symptoms and a decrease in
- Wash all of your sheets and blankets
1-2 times a week in HOT water to kill
the dust mites and remove the dust mite
allergen from your bedding. Dry your
clothes on the setting that you normally
- Vacuum often! At least 2 times per
week with a High Quality HEPA Vacuum
Cleaner that is sealed so dust and
allergens cannot blow through the vacuum
cleaners case or around the HEPA filter.
Note: Many lower quality HEPA vacuum
cleaners leak lots of dust mite
allergens and dusty air right through
the case of the machine only to blow
back into your indoor environment. These
vacuum cleaners are not properly sealed!
- Use Quality air cleaners in any
occupied room or open space where people
with allergies live or work in.
Stay away from the small, inexpensive
lower quality HEPA air cleaners you will
find in department stores. This is
because these air cleaners will provide
a very low air exchange rate per hour
even in a small bedroom which will not
be powerful enough to do a good job.
Also, these lower quality air cleaners
may cost less money up front, but the
future filter replacement costs can be
HUGE! Purchasing a high quality air
cleaner is the way to go! This is
because a high quality air cleaner can
save you many hundreds of dollars in
future filter replacement costs in only
a few years while doing a much better
job of cleaning your air.
- Replace your 5% efficient disposable
A/C or heating filter for a
cleanable/washable 90% efficient self
charging electrostatic air filter. These
higher quality air filters will last for
many years while stopping a great deal
of free flowing air borne Dust Mite
allergen and other allergens from
reentering back into you're A/C or
heating system's ductwork to blow back
into your living air space.
REDUCE ALLERGY & ASTHMA
Take and utilize these allergy control
measures to greatly reduce the Dust Mite
allergen and other allergens in your home