Dust mites are microscopic organisms found in 90% of all homes. They are eight-legged arthropods that feed on dead flakes of skin and dander from both humans and pets. Typically, dust mites stay alive anywhere between 10 and 70 days. Although they may have a short life span, what they leave behind is dangerous to our health.
THE DIRT ON DUST MITES
Millions of Australians are allergic to dust mites. Contrary to what most people may think, it’s not actually dust mites that are the problem but the waste that they produce. One dust mite can produce roughly 20 fecal pellets a day.
What makes this hazardous to humans is a protein found in their waste products that sparks allergic reactions in some people. Common dust mites symptoms include itchy or runny nose, sneezing, postnasal drip, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, wheezing and chest tightness.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an average human can shed a maximum of 1.5 grams of skin in one day. The amount of daily shedding a human makes comfortably feeds one million of these tiny creatures!
When it comes to ridding the house of dust mites, the Australasian Society of Immunology and Allergy states “The first room to tackle is the bedroom and in particular the bedding, where we spend the greatest number of consecutive hours”. Once your skin sheds, the flakes fall into fabric in your home like bedding and carpet. It’s areas like these where dust mites live and multiply, feeding on our dead skin cells and detritus.
Airbiotics works at the microscopic level, which is perfect for targeting and eliminating dust mites. Our StaBiotic Mist, comprised of organic probiotics, breaks down bad bacteria that pollutes indoor air and triggers allergy symptoms.
Places like furniture and bedding can be hard to clean, but that’s where dust mites thrive! This is why Airbiotics is so easy and convenient to use in your house. Just spray it on areas like curtains, closets, bed sheets, pillows, pet beds, trash cans and gym bags.
Once indoor allergens are removed and replaced with a layer of probiotics, dust mites don’t stand a chance. By eliminating their food source with probiotic bacteria, the bad bacteria can no longer survive.
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