How many dust mites can be found in the average household?



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    This is difficult to calculate; the more people, bedrooms and bathrooms, and humid or moist conditions in a household, the more dust mites are likely to be found. Statistics show that a typical mattress can have between 100,000 to 10 million dust mites and that almost 100,000 dust mites can live in one square yard of carpet. Add all that up and the average household contains a lot of dust mites!

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    To elaborate on lauren.justine’s answer, dust mites can also be problematic, as they can cause allergies and skin irritations.  They can infest your home and/or car if you do not stay on top of the cleaning, as their main source of nourishment is dead skin cells (a big component of household dust).  When left uncontrolled, they are a source of unclean air in many indoor areas where humans spend a lot of time.  Learn more at the link below.

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