You can't see dust mites with the naked eye, you need a powerful microscope, but one thing is a fact... dust mites are everywhere. They are super-tiny (so tiny several can ride on a flea's back!) eight-legged "bugs" that are fairly harmless unless you have a specific allergic reaction to them.
The problem is an average bed can hold millions of dust mites, and they are actively eating and digesting flakes of shed skin and other biological matter that is a normal part of life (yes, your flakes of skin and stuff.)
Dust mite feces contains a strong digestive enzyme that can affect some people, especially those with breathing challenges.
If you can't remove all the dust mites in your home, whether those in the carpet, furniture or bedding, what can you do? Keep things as clean as possible. Regular vacuuming is a must, using a vacuum like a HEPA vacuum that traps more dust and particulates. Having your textiles, like the carpet, furniture and mattresses, cleaned on a regular scheduled basis is important. Professional carpet and furniture cleaners, such as those listed here at CleaningOutpost.com, are very thorough and... clean is clean. Keep your home clean and enjoy a healthier indoor environment.
Just a few friendly reminders from Jeff Cross, the executive editor of Cleanfax, the magazine and online authority for restoration contractors. Let me know if you have any questions. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org