Carpet Bugs - The horrors in YOUR carpet!
- Why should we clean our carpets?
- Do you know what lives in your carpet?
- Are the following things familiar to you?
- You will say no, but they do actually live in our carpets, sofas and beds.
- Here are some facts and figures regarding dust mites...
How big are they?
The size of a dust mite is the size of the little dot between these quotation marks "."
What do they eat?
Dust mites eat your dead skin cells, dander from pets, human hair and food dropped on the floor. Every year we give off about three pounds of dead skin cells, so they have plenty of food to eat. A typical dust mite will produce 200x its own body weight in excrement. The excrement is very, very tiny powder and is the main pollutant found in our indoor air.
How fast do they breed?
A dust mite can produce 300 eggs in its life span of 4 months.
Do I have them in my house?
Yes, every home has a certain amount of dust mites, but high levels of mites in your carpets and sofas can cause breathing problems and itchy skin.
How do I get rid of them?
Vacuum regularly and steam clean your carpet and sofa. Food should not be allowed to fall on carpets.