Dust mites: the culprits of your allergy

Mites are a subclass of arachnids, of which there are almost 50,000 described species, out of a total between 100,000 and 500,000 species not yet classified.

The mites most frequently involved in allergic processes belong to the order astigmatitisin which only three superfamilies are responsible for causing allergic problems:
🇧🇷Pyroglyphoidae: to this family belong the Dermataphagoides (D.) pteronyssinus, D. farinae Y Euroglyphus maynei.
🇧🇷Acaroidae🇧🇷 acarus syrus Y Tyrophagus putrescentiae are the responsible species within this family.
🇧🇷Glychyphagodae🇧🇷 blomia tropicalis Y Lepidoglyphus destructor are increasingly recognized as responsible for allergic conditions.

As such, the mite is harmless to humans, It is their fecal residues that have a great allergic power🇧🇷 Their growth cycle (from egg to adult) lasts 25 days at 25 degrees Celsius, and most live between two and three months, during which they carry one or two clutches of eggs that usually contain between 20 and 40 units.


They feed on the dermal scales that humans shed (about 1 gram a day). or companion animals. They are usually found in sheets, pillows, rugs, curtains, furniture, stuffed animals and mattresses.

The latter constitute an excellent microhabitat for the acarine fauna, as it provides them with Warmfrom the sleeper’s perspiration; snackthat is, the scales of human skin and moisture, which rises thanks to the heat and perspiration of the occupant.

In other words, for at least 8 hours a day, you provide the conditions that dust mites need to continue their life cycle.

Dust mite allergy symptoms:

  • running nose
  • nasal itch
  • sneezing
  • Blockage and nosebleeds
  • itchy eyes
  • ripping
  • Red eyes
  • Increased production of legañas
  • Asthma
  • breathing difficulty
  • dry irritating cough
  • breath whistling

Recommendations to avoid the proliferation of mites:

  • If possible, remove rugs and objects that collect dust, for example stuffed animals.
  • Vacuum the mattress and pillow for 10 minutes at least once a month.
  • Expose the mattress and pillow to the sun for 30 minutes, 2 or 3 times a year.
  • Wash sheets and blankets in hot water.
  • Periodically clean the sofas.
  • use acaricides

As acaricides, in Of all the plagues, You can find Alphadex CE subject or the insect vacuum atrixfor commercial use such as hotels, dormitories, schools, bookstores, among others.

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