Dust Mite

Dust mite

Dust mites are tiny arachnids that are found in house dust and feed on the dead skin cells of humans and pets. They can cause allergic reactions in some people, particularly those with asthma or other respiratory conditions. 

To avoid dust mite infestations, it is important to regularly clean and vacuum your home, particularly bedding, carpets, and upholstered furniture. Use allergen-proof mattress and pillow covers to prevent dust mites from colonizing to your bedding. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of a dust mite allergy, such as coughing, sneezing, or itchy eyes, see a healthcare professional for appropriate treatment. Antihistamines, decongestants, and allergy shots may be helpful in managing symptoms.