What are the major allergens in the home?
The major allergens in the home are dust mite waste, pet and pollen allergens.
What is a dust mite?
A dust mite is an arachnid, an 8-legged creature from the spider and mite family, which feeds on skin scales from humans and animals and fungi.
How do dust mites get into my home?
The common dust mite can be carried in on your clothing or body. Once a few are carried in, they reproduce rapidly and live for 3 months, laying hundreds of eggs each.
What is it about the dust mite which makes humans have such a negative reaction?
It is the proteins in the fecal pellets of the dust mite that make the human react as if infected with the flu. Common symptoms include sneezing, itching, watery eyes, wheezing.
How can I get rid of the dust mites in my home?
It is almost impossible to rid the home entirely of dust mites. It is however possible to reduce the number of dust mites in the home. A regular cleaning schedule consisting of vacuuming and carpet cleaning will help reduce the number of allergens in your home.
How will carpet cleaning affect the allergens in my home?
For cleaning away these allergens, focus on "dust control". You will need to reduce the concentration of allergens in the living areas. The BISSELL Multi-Allergen Removal™ formula for use with carpet cleaning machines will aid you in the removal of dust mite waste allergen, pet and pollen allergens.
Why should I use the Multi-Allergen Removal™ Formula with Scotchgard™ Protector?
The BISSELL Multi-Allergen Removal Formula with Scotchgard Protector is specifically formulated for a carpet cleaning action that helps clean and remove dust mite waste, pet and pollen allergens. Anyone that would like to reduce these types of allergens in the home should use this formula.
How will regular vacuuming affect the dust mite waste allergen, pet and pollen allergens in my home?
Vacuuming is part of the dust control portion of the cleaning process to help control these allergens. It is important you use a quality vacuum. Without a quality vacuum, you will be circulating dirty air throughout the room. What you need is a vacuum with an excellent filtration system. BISSELL's Healthy Home Vacuum® has an AireTight® HEPA Filtration System that traps and seals in 99.9% of pollen, ragweed, mold spores, and pet dander from the air in the vacuum.