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.
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.