Did You Know?
A typical bed mattress contains anywhere from 100,000 to ten million dust mites.
Ten percent of the weight of a two-year old pillow may be composed of dead mites and their droppings.
Dust mites live primarily in mattresses. Why? They’re warm, cozy, easy to hide in and since mites feed off dead skin (we shed around 10,000 skin flakes a day, most of which are on our mattress), they make perfect homes for these critters.
What Effects Do They Have?
Dust mites are known to cause these allergy related problems:
- excessive sneezing
- itchy, red eyes
- hay fever
Worse yet, it’s not the mites themselves that we are allergic to, it’s their excrement. With that being said, mites produce 200 times their body weight in excrement during their normal life span.
Household vacuums or shop-vacuums don’t have the effective power to remove the dust mites or their droppings. You need a professional cleaner like Preferred Carpet Care of Redding to safely sanitize and deep clean your mattress. Around 85% of allergy sufferers are allergic to dust mite droppings, so having your mattress professionally cleaned significantly reduces the severity of allergic reactions.