They're invisible to the naked eye, but not to your health.
These Aprilaire Products Can Help:
Dust mites are found in most every home—your home. Dust mites live in the fine layer of dust that continually settles on household items. At only .5 mm in length, dust mites are nearly impossible to see. Astoundingly, up to 500 dust mites can be found in a single gram of house dust.
Dust mites congregate in areas such as:
- Pillows and linens
- Beds and upholstered furniture
- Window coverings
- Carpets and rugs
Dust mites congregate in these areas in search of their preferred food sources which include:
- Shed human skin and pet dander
- Insect scales
- Plant fibers
- Pollen, fungi and bacteria
Dust mites have been associated with allergies since the 1960s and are known contributors to numerous medical ailments, including:
- Ecxcema—an inflammation of the skin
- Rhinitis—an inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes
No home is ever free of dust mites, but Aprilaire Whole-House Air Cleaners and the Aprilaire Whole-House Dehumidifier control dust mites like nothing else. These solutions effectively reduce the number of dust mites themselves, along with their preferred habitat and food sources.
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