Dust Mite Allergy

If you have allergies or asthma, a tiny creature living in your home could be making big problems for you. Although you can’t see them, you may be having an allergic reaction to them. They are dust mites and they live in many homes throughout the world.

Dust mites may be the most common trigger of year-round allergies and asthma. They are on every continent except Antarctica. It may not be possible to rid your home entirely of these creatures. But there are ways in which you can lessen your allergic reactions to them.



What Is a Dust Mite?

A dust mite measures only about one-quarter to one-third of a millimeter. They are too small to see with your eyes alone. Under a microscope, they look like white bugs. They have eight legs, so they are not insects, but arthropods, like spiders.


An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. Both the body parts and the waste of dust mites are allergens for many people. Most dust mites die in low humidity levels or extreme temperatures. But they leave their dead bodies and waste behind. These can continue to cause allergic reactions. In a warm, humid house, dust mites can survive all year.

Dust mites thrive in temperatures of 20-35 C which is the average year round temperature in Malta. They also like humidity levels of 70 to 80 percent and in Malta we have always over 90% humidity. There are at least 13 species of mites. They are all well adapted to the environment inside your home. They feed mainly on the tiny flakes of human skin that people shed each day. These flakes work their way deep into the inner layers of furniture, carpets, bedding and even stuffed toys. These are the places where mites thrive. An average adult person may shed up to 1.5 grams of skin in a day. This is enough to feed one million dust mites! Do not attempt to vacuum your furniture if you want to remove dust mites as you need a vacuum with  HEPA filtration to safely trap dust mites, there eggs and there droppings.

What Is a Dust Mite Allergy?

What Are the Symptoms of Dust Mite Allergy?

Common dust mite allergy symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, red or watery eyes
  • Stuffy nose
  • Itchy nose, mouth or throat
  • Postnasal drip (a flow of mucus from behind your nose into your throat)
  • Cough

If you have Asthma these are the most common side effects of Dust Mites in your home

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • A whistling or wheezing sound when breathing out
  • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing

Remove Dust Mites from your home and relieve conditions of Asthma , Allergies & dermatitis.


Prevent or relieve symptoms of Asthma, Dermatitis, Eczema and Allergies and help us raise the awareness about the growing problem of the massive Asthma and allergies epidemic in Malta with a 100% free Dust Mite Inspection which takes about 5-10 minutes of your time and will get you fully educated on the problem & how to resolve it, permanently in your home.

Contact the only Professional Cleaning Service with HEPA filtration to safely remove dust mites,  Buffer Boys today to find out more.

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