(1) What is Dust Mite?

Dust Mite is a microscopic, eight legged creatures, 0.3mm in length, and invisible to the human eye. They are arachnids relatives of spiders, not insects.

(2) What is the best environment for Dust Mite?

They like to live in environment of relative humidity 60~85% temperature of 20óJ~30óJ. They survive by eating dead skin cells from human beings and animals. A primary source of dust mite exposure in the home is in the bedroom which provides the best conditions of warmth, humidity, and food for their growth. And the most scaring fact is not just the living dust mite is the allergen, a kind of protein found in their droppings and carcasses are also the causes of problems.

(3) What does Dust Mite love to eat?

They survive by eating dead skin cells. They also live off water vapor which human provide for them through perspiring and breathing, approximately one pint per person per night. By study, the dead skin sheds from each person each day can support the living of three thousand dust mite for three months. And even without food, they can change the droppings into food through the enzymes and sustain their living. They really have a great power to survive !

(4) How does Dust Mite cause allergic diseases?

Research shows that most people can toss and turn up to 60 or 70 times per night. It means the dust mite & their droppings are frequently expelled into the air from bedding, and suspend in the air. When they are inhaled into the respiratory system, they can be easily attached to the tissue. And the droppings release a kind of enzyme which can damage the cell and cause asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis.

(5) How much droppings are produced by Dust Mite each day?

Each dust mite can produce 20 fecal pellets per day, and during its lifetime, it can produce feces which are 200 times its own body weight. In a typical bedding, it can have more than two millions dust mites living there. And for a pillow which has been used for six years, 25% of the weight is come from the dust & the mite.

(6) How many a dust mite can reproduce during its lifetime?

A6: Each dust mite has 3 months lifetime on average. And a female dust mite can produce 2 to 3 eggs per day, that is, around 100 eggs during lifetime.

(7) Is there a way to absolutely get rid of Dust Mite?

Impossible, we can only control the amount into a safety level. According to the research from environmentalists, it's still acceptable if there is less than 1000 dust mite inside each gram of dust. The recommendation is to control it under 100 for each square feet area. Unfortunately, we found from our study that many allergic family usually contains more than 10,000 dust mites for each gram of dust.

(8) How to reduce Dust Mite's spreading at home?

a. Avoid humidity, always keep the home dry & ventilated
b. Avoid using carpet and puffy toys
c. Avoid pet-feeding.
d. Avoid using hair spray, perfumes and insecticide in a closed area.
e. Clean the beddings with 55? hot water regularly
f. Avoid using vacuum cleaner when children around.