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Dust Mites - Your enemies at home

House dust mites are microscopic eight legged insects that belong to the spider and tick families (Arachnid Family). Their scientific name is Dermatophogoides, i.e.-skin eater.

These are health threatening microscopic creatures that can cause severe allergies. They cannot be seen with the naked eye. Size varies from 100 to 150 microns.
They feed on animal material with high protein content like dead human skin cell. They also feed on mould.

A typical home is filled with millions of these creepy, crawly, dangerous bugs. These skin eating mites release potent ‘allergen’ which trigger allergies like:

Wheezing, etc.Watery Eyes
Running Nose


The most affected by them are the small children & the elderly. A female dust mite lays up to 50 eggs within 3 weeks and each egg takes just about 3-4 weeks to reach adult hood.They live long… the average life span of a dust mite is about 3-4 months.

Dust mite by itself is not allergic, but their faecal droppings and the decayed body parts is the allergy causing agent. The faecal pellets are much smaller and lighter in size than the dust mites and are easily inhaled into our lungs. A dust mite can produce 20 faecal droppings per day. It can produce faecal dropping 200 times their body weight in their lifetime.A warm humid climate is the ideal place for these Dust Mites to thrive – 70% RH (Relative Humidity) and temperature above 23oC (tropical climate).

The ideal home for these Dust Mites are our beds, pillows, carpets, soft toys, upholstery, etc. – basically, any place that traps dust and is not cleaned regularly. Vigorous activity, such as dusting, or even walking of soft furnishings can make the dust mites’ faeces become airborne. We inhale these particles and people sensitive to dust mites suffer from allergic reaction.

Over 85% of asthmatics are sensitive to the house dust mite. The main triggers are the allergens in the faecal pellets which mites excrete.

Traditional methods of sweeping and dusting with normal broom is not effective to remove dust mites from the deep layers of your bed, pillows and sofas. Deep cleaning methods like frequent vacuuming are most effective in reducing dust and dust mites from your home, apart from maintaining general hygiene.

The normal conventional cleaning methods adopted anyway give me a perfectly clean home!!! There is barely any dust inside. Is there a need of deep cleaning anyway?

Dusting, sweeping and swabbing are the most commonly adopted methods to keep one’s house clean. But does visible cleanliness alone ensure a hygienic place? No, not at all!!! All the conventional methods only help displace the dust but the smaller particles cannot be picked up and there is poor dust collection. The residual dust in the air causes allergy. Further a wet swabbed floor attracts dust particles which help bacteria breed further. More so it is incomplete and time consuming. Isn’t it?

Can dusting the house result in allergy?

Did you know that your home is filled with millions of dust mites? Dust Mites are microscopic organisms, which keep on multiplying in thousands. They are so tiny that 1 gram of dust would contain 19000 of these bugs which release a potent ‘allergen’ triggering off allergies such as Asthma, Eczema and Rhinitis!!! No wonder you end up with a dust allergy!!!

Do the dust mites affect the other members of the house too, who are not involved in cleaning and dusting?

YES!!! Apart from just the visible dust, the dust mites are present in the sofas, curtains, carpets and every other place you could think of. Did you know that the bed where your child sleeps too has millions of these creatures? Dust mites are dangerous bugs which affects almost each and every member of the household.

Which are the other possible hazardous areas of the house?

The filters of your room air conditioner, the refrigerator, the woolen blankets… each one of them are possible sources of fungal infection, which can spread to your entire house, if not taken care of.

What is the possible way out?

VACUUM CLEANING… Complete, healthy, hygienic!!! The only efficient, convenient, time saving way to thorough deep cleaning. With a wide variety of applications, it is the solution to your cleaning needs.

Does the Vacuum Cleaners give a shock while running?

Euroclean is “doubly insulated” with a PVC jacket to ensure complete safety. Even a child can use it safely.

How long Can you use a Vacuum Cleaners?

The suction operation can be run for 1.5* hours continuously depending on your cleaning area and requirement. The blower operation should ideally be done for 30* minutes continuous then a break of 2-3 minutes, then resume. In our Vacuum cleaners , we have a built in cut-off mechanism which switches off the motor if temperature goes above the specified limit, thus preventing any motor burn – out.

* Depends on various factors like ambient temperature, dust accumulated in the dust bag and condition of filters etc.

Can you upgrade my earlier Euroclean to current model?

We can provide you with accessories which will help you extend use of your Euroclean. However, the motor etc. cannot be replaced.

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