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Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live in your home such as your mattress, pillows, carpets, clothing, or upholstery covered furniture. Female dust mites lay up to 80 eggs and their populations can increase during humid months. They feed off dead skin from humans and animals and they may also feed on protein based dried foodstuffs and they are one of the greatest causes of allergies in Australia. Allergies have become a common place in Australian society and if one or more of your family members suffer from allergies you’ll have good insight of the effects allergies have in their everyday life. Approximately 50-80% of asthmatics may have symptoms due to house dust mites. Allergies occur when the immune system mistakes dust mites for harmful invaders like bacteria and viruses. Humans may be allergic to house dust mite cast skins and dust mite droppings. The allergy reaction is mainly a respiratory constriction which is a common symptom of asthma however itchy, watery eyes may also occur. This comes about due to the immune system releasing certain chemicals to fight the invaders and thus an allergic reaction occurs.

Hertz Pest Control have specialised equipment that can exterminate dust mites and their eggs including removing their cast skins and droppings without the use of toxic chemicals. The higher population of dust mites in your home, the worse or more regular the allergic reaction becomes. Therefore, it is vital that homes are free from dust as much as possible and that dust mite treatment is effectively applied to your mattress, pillow and upholstery in order to reduce dust mite populations in your home.