I hate dust mites!
Every one of us spends six to eight hours a day with our intimate partner – mattresses. But do you know that why some of us keep having running noses, skin allergies and repeated asthma?
The culprit is dust mites
They are from the family of arthropods that include ticks, trombiculid mites (chiggers) and spiders. They feed on flakes of dead skin as humans shed around 40,000 skin cells a minute, totaling 28 grams per week. Therefore, dust mites are found at places where we shed those cells: in tatami, mats, carpets, crevices, futons, beds, pillows, sofas, cushions, clothing and soft toys. Studies have shown that:
“There are up to 1,000 dust mites in every square meter of carpets or rugs”
It’s not the dust mites that cause an allergy
It’s their faces! Dust mite faces contain highly allergenic proteins that trigger asthma or other allergic conditions. The allergenic protein is an enzyme used to break down the skin and fungal food the organisms eat. It gets excreted with any waste material left over from this process. Worse still, dust mite faces are so small and light that they can become airborne when disturbed by our daily activities, making them easy to inhale.
Thailand’s climate and houses provide the perfect conditions for dust mites to thrive. And even in cooler months when the number of mites is reduced, their faces continue to be a problem.
Healthy living doesn’t need to be expensive
So, you wonder how much do you need to pay for the service to eliminate those tiny bugs at your home?
At iCleanbed, we strive to promote healthy household living with affordable prices. We have a range of home care solutions to let your kids run around homes with peace of mind, your parents and beloved ones breath and live in an environment without those pollutants, allergens and dust.