March 9

Dust Mites And Carpet

Health

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Your carpet is a great place for dust mites to live. They are a big reason that you have allergies. We are going to give you some information about how to remove the dust mites from your home.

What is a dust mite?

Dust mites in carpet

They are in the same family as spiders. They feed off dead skin, pet dander, & dust.

They find a home in every residence. Dust mites are attracted to moist, warm areas of your home.

They are in your carpet and upholstery.

Just like any other animal they go to where they can find food. So carpet and upholstery is a great place for them because it is one of the biggest air filter in your home.

How do you get rid of them?

  1. Heat is the easiest way to kill dust mites. Steam cleaning your carpets and having your upholstery cleaned with hot water is the easiest way to kill them. EPA recommends having your carpets cleaned once a year.
  2. In-between Steam cleanings using a good vacuum with a HEPA filter at least 2 times a week.

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