Dust Mites

Dust Mite Control

If you are a sufferer of Asthma or if you think you might have a dust mite allergy, investing in a dehumidifier is an absolute must. A dehumidifier will reduce the levels of humidity in the atmosphere and greatly help dust mite control.

What are Dust Mites? Why would it affect me?

House dust mites are tiny (up to 0.3 mm) animals related to ticks and spiders and live in house dust. There is not a house without them, but some houses contain huge numbers and other houses contain almost none. This does not only depend on cleanliness, but depends very much on the amount of moisture in the house; dry houses in very cold climates or on high mountains have few mites, but houses in temperate climates and normal altitudes have more.

How Dust Mite Control will help Asthma Sufferers

House dust mites eat the dust which comes from our skin all the time. They leave droppings everywhere they go – their droppings contain left-over enzymes which the mites use to digest the skin dust. It is these enzymes which are the most important part of mite dust in causing asthma and other allergic diseases. Direct contact with the excrement can cause skin irritation, breathing it can trigger allergic rhinitis or even an asthma attack. High exposure to dust mites during the first year of a child’s life can also trigger a life long allergy, and there is no cure for this, only relief.

Do I have a Dust Mite Allergy?

Many people believe they have a house dust mite allergy, and there are some common symptoms to look out for. If you have Asthma then you might notice that your symptoms become worse in certain places in your house – such as your bedroom.

Some of the common symptoms of a dust mite allergy are a runny nose, inching, sneezing, watering eyes and difficulty in breathing.

How Do I Control House Dust Mites?

One of the best ways to reduce the number of house dust mites is using a Dehumidifier. Dust mites thrive in humid and warm environments, with beds being one of their favourite habitats.

Temperature wise, there is not much to do to control their breeding, so instead you would need to concentrate on bringing down humidity levels in order to control the occurrence of mites. A dehumidifier is the best tool to do this. It will not only help bring down levels of humidity below those required for house dust mites to reproduce, but fitted with special air filters it can also help clean the air of any existing irritants. This is one of the best ways to treat a dust mite allergy.

Which Dehumidifier do I need for Dust Mite Control?

There are many different types of dehumidifier available for dust mite allergies and dust mite control – and to help you choose the one that is right for you try our Product Selector. This will offer you a dehumidifier specifically suited to your house dute mite control needs.
All Ebac dehumidifiers are specially designed for the European Climate, unlike our competitors who import their units from temperate countries. Our dehumidifier also feature our patented Smart Control, Hydrophilic Coils, and a larger Extraction Rate than other dehumidifiers. An additional feature of Ebac dehumidifiers is that they all contain a permanent drainage facility which allows the dehumidifier to be left operating at all times.