Why Is It Important To Reduce the Number of Dust Mites In Our Homes?
Dust mites are microscopic. About 50 of them can fit on the head of a pin. Dust mites eat the fungus that grows from dead skin cells and animal dander. The average adult sheds about 15 lbs of skin cells per year; 80% of that is shed in bed.
One dust mite produces, on average, approximately 50 fecal pellets daily. Their fecal matter is the most common cause of dust -related allergies. Approximately 80% of asthmas sufferers are allergic to dust mites. What you may not know is that it’s not the Dust Mites causing the allergies; it’s the feces they leave behind.
There are millions of dust mites in your home, which live in your furniture, carpet, bed, bedding, and even your children’s stuffed toys. To help prevent and treat asthma it is important to get rid of them!
How Does Norwex Matress Cleaner Work to Get Rid of Dust Mites?
The Mattress Cleaner has live, non-pathogenic (not disease causing) bacterial organisms in it, which use “enzymes” to rid the mattress of debris. The enzymes feed on the dead dust mites, dust mite feces, pet dander and dead skin cells, yeast and fungi. These enzymes are like a protein that feed on all the above and will continue to until all are eradicated. The end product is carbon dioxide and water – completely safe. Once there is no longer anything left for the enzymes to feed on they disintegrate.
There is a misconception that the Mattress Spray kills dust mites; the truth is that the mattress spray doesn’t actually KILL anything! It works by eating up organic waste such as dead dust mites and all of their accumulated fecal matter…as well as eating up all of the stuff the dust mites want to eat; i.e., it eats their food too…so dramatically limits their growth – a process microbiologists refer to as competitive inhibition!
HOW TO USE
•Use 2-3 times per year. 10 sprays does a twin mattress, 15 sprays does a queen-size mattress. (Use every 2 -3 months in asthmatic homes)
•Must be sprayed directly on the mattress (no need to flip), pillows, stuffed animals, furniture or carpet.
Is the Mattress Spray safe to use around children and pets?
The spray is perfectly safe for kids and pets because it is nothing different from what is around you on a daily basis. All around us is a micro world of bacteria and enzymes that keep each other in balance. What the makers of the Norwex mattress spray have managed to do is bottle up the good guys to eat up the bad guys!
So what is in the bottle, is really no different that what they are putting in their mouths all day long anyway! In fact, we have this same micro world in our mouths, on our skin, and throughout our body. The point of the mattress spray is to add more of the good micro-organisms to eradicate the bad ones