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Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus)

Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) under a microscope!

Unless you live in Antarctica, you've got millions of dust mites living in your house (and we didn't even count the ones in those corners you keep meaning to clean). See what you're up against -- or put these little reminders where they're needed most!
  • Great gift for allergy sufferers
  • Perfect for teenagers and dorm rooms
  • Fun novelty to hide in corners or under the couch.

FACTS: Although many people credit pollen and animal dander with triggering allergies, dust mites are the primary cause of year-round allergies and asthma. Nearly 10% of the population is affected!

Dust mites feed on flakes of human skin; and the proximate cause of allergic reactions is a protein found in their droppings. (Each mite produces several thousand over the course of its 4-5 month life – and millions of mites inhabit the average house!)

Eliminating dust mites in your house is no small challenge. However, washing sheets and clothes regularly in hot water can kill large numbers. Dehumidifiers can also help control dust mite colonies, though to achieve devastating effect humidity below 40% must be maintained for an extended period of time – a difficult undertaking except for those who already live in dry regions. Because dust mites are particularly prevalent in pillows and beds, anti-allergenic covers can often provide significant relief. Finally, regular vacuuming is absolutely imperative; once dust mites burrow deep into rugs or sofas, they all but own the territory.

All of which makes these dust bunnies nothing to sneeze at!

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Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) GMUS-PD-0210
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Sizes Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Minis (MM) 2-4" each
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip
Materials Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Packaging Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
Safety Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All about Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus)

FACTS: Although many people credit pollen and animal dander with triggering allergies, dust mites are the primary cause of year-round allergies and asthma. Nearly 10% of the population is affected!

Dust mites feed on flakes of human skin; and the proximate cause of allergic reactions is a protein found in their droppings. (Each mite produces several thousand over the course of its 4-5 month life – and millions of mites inhabit the average house!)

Eliminating dust mites in your house is no small challenge. However, washing sheets and clothes regularly in hot water can kill large numbers. Dehumidifiers can also help control dust mite colonies, though to achieve devastating effect humidity below 40% must be maintained for an extended period of time – a difficult undertaking except for those who already live in dry regions. Because dust mites are particularly prevalent in pillows and beds, anti-allergenic covers can often provide significant relief. Finally, regular vacuuming is absolutely imperative; once dust mites burrow deep into rugs or sofas, they all but own the territory.

All of which makes these dust bunnies nothing to sneeze at!

Copyright © 2014 Giantmicrobes, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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