If like me you’re struggling with your dust allergy, it can be pretty frustrating to have an allergy to something you can’t see. But they’re in there, believe me. So I’ve decided to have a closer look on the internet at what a dust mite infestation looks like under the microscope.
Here are a few of the best examples I could find.
Here’s a standard closeup of a house dust mite infestation. As you can see, they’ve made their way into the fabric and are feeding away, leaving the allergen behind as they go.
You’ll notice that whilst this is obviously magnified, it doesn’t take a particularly strong zoom in order to see the mites close up.
Meet the Dust Mites
In this next example you can view a range of different mites, as well as the house dust mite. How frustrating it is that out of all these different mites, there are has to be just one that causes us such a serious headache…
This last video has got some seriously nasty footage of a dust mite infestation, explained in more detail.
So How Do I Remove a Dust Mite Infestation?
Well…you don’t really.
Although it’s interesting to look at them close up, ( I say interesting, perhaps that should be disgusting!) and try and focus on ways to keep them under control, in many ways it’s not worth worrying about too much.
The truth is, every house is infested. And there really isn’t anything you can do to prevent that entirely.
You see, dust mites aren’t like bed bugs, or cockroaches, or fleas. They’re just there.
You can reduce them, and you can try to avoid them as much as possible, but virtually every home has them.
I’ve written here about the best ways to dust to in order to keep house dust mites down to a minimum. And then with things like bedding and pillows, washing is the key.
But dust mites aren’t a pest in the sense of something being drastically wrong because they’re in your home. They’re in everyone’s home.
For example, if you came home one night and climbed into bed only to find 3 or 4 bed bugs, which are visible to the naked eye, chilling on your pillow you’d do something immediately.
You’d probably be on the phone to a local pest control dude asking for him to come round immediately and put some smoke on them, or whatever it is they use!
But dust mites aren’t like that. They’re too small to remove individually and they’re too common to avoid completely.
All you’ve got to do is find a way to keep dust mite habitats as low as possible. That’s how you’ll keep your allergy under control.