Having a poorly ventilated home creates the ideal living conditions for dust mites. These dust mites especially in large numbers worsen the symptoms of asthma sufferers and contribute to numerous allergies.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to dust mites can trigger asthma in children who have not previously exhibited asthma symptoms.
Dust mites cannot live in dry environments, the best defence against them is therefore to control the humidity levels within your home. Through efficient ventilation humidity levels can be controlled easily and create an inhospitable living environment for the dust mite.
Every time you sit down on the sofa, walk around on the carpet
or lie down in bed, you’ll be sharing that space with thousands of
microscopic dust mites.
Dust mites belong to the arachnid family, which also includes spiders
and ticks. They feed on the scales of skin we all shed on a regular
basis, no matter how hard or often you clean your house you will
never be able to completely rid your home of them.
Dust mites live by absorbing moisture from the air and so thrive
in warm moist areas. The average dust mite lays 30 eggs over a
life span of around 60 days, their offspring then also have the same capacity to reproduce instantly!