What is Dust Mite?
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
e. Clean the beddings with 55? hot water regularly
f. Avoid using vacuum cleaner when children around.