HOW TO PREVENT DUST MITES? 5 TIPS
We have seen that dust mites are the cause of 70 % of respiratory allergies, allergies affecting 7 out of 10 citizens. Therefore, it is important to take measures to prevent its spread and reduce its effects as much as possible. Here, we give you five tips to help you prevent their presence:
First, it is important to ventilate the home regularly. If possible, on a daily basis and especially the bedrooms in the morning, as mattresses, pillows, and sheets, that are one of the sites with more abundant dust mites.
Secondly, it is very important that we carry out a deep and constant household cleaning. To prevent mites, vacuuming is preferable than sweep, so we do not rise and disperse dust. The same happens with dusters: it is better to use wet rags to avoid spreading dust containing thousands of mites.
Another measure that we must consider is to forget rugs and carpets. Especially those people extra-sensitive to these microorganisms. If we are lovers of carpets and do not want to give them up, clean them very often will be important to avoid the proliferation of dust mites. The same goes for wool mattresses and pillows, as they are fabrics that promote the concentration of these animals. We must bear in mind that the average life cycle for a male house dust mite is 10 to 19 days and a mated female house dust mite can last up to 70 days, laying 60 to 100 eggs in the last 5 weeks of her life. In a 10-week life span, a house dust mite will produce approximately 2,000 fecal particles.
If you wash sheets, blankets, quilts, etc. over 50ºC, you have more numbers to kill dust mites.
The most effective way to forget about these small arachnids is to use devices with a specialized technology, which are also essential for allergy sufferers. This is the case of RADARCAN® MITES REPELLER & AIR PURIFIER HOME, that helps you create an environmental health in our home and forget dust mites and allergies.