We have all heard about dust mites living in our carpets, furniture and bed but we rarely pay attention if we don’t have a health condition related to them. But we really should if we pay attention to the facts.

House dust mites are microscope bugs that primarily live on dead skin cells. Dead skin cells are shed not only from humans but also from pet animals. Dust mites don’t carry diseased, but they can cause allergic reactions in people, especially in those prone to such, like asthmatics for example.

A double mattress can contain tens of thousands of dust mites and your bedroom carpet can contain ten times more than that. They have every condition to thrive in your home as humans shed about 1/5 ounce of dander (dead skin), which is dust mites food, every week. Mattresses, carpets and upholstery support high mite populations.

Unfortunately you cannot prevent them forming but what you can do is control and remove them. Cleaning your mattresses and carpets regularly will be beneficial for removing dust mites. The hot water extraction method that ABClean offers sprays harmless for your health chemical and water into the mattress and then at the same time extracts it with all the dirt, dust and mites in it and brings it to the dirty water compartment of the machine.

We recommend cleaning you carpets and mattresses at least twice a year.

If you are already allergic there are further things you can do after we have done the cleaning. It is said that the most effective means is to enclose the mattress sides and top with a plastic cover or other dust mite impervious cover.

The other thing that is good is to reduce the temperature and humidity as dust mites love warm and humid conditions.