Dust Mites: Why You Should Replace Your Couch Cushions

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Are you aware of the world of microscopic creatures living in your home? According to Environment, Health, and Safety Online, a typical used mattress can have 100,000 to 10 million dust mites living inside it. These minuscule creatures are invisible to the naked eye, but they are ever-present in human homes due to their diet of dead skin flakes. And as Dr. Darryl C. Zeldin said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, around 18 to 30% of Americans are allergic to their feces.

Dust mites are not like other insects in that they do not attack or bite humans. They only feed on dead skin that humans shed. However, EHSO mentions that a single dust mite produces about 20 fecal droppings a day. Furthermore, people who are not born with an allergy to dust mite droppings can develop allergies from high exposure to allergens.

Couches have lifespans for a reason. If you keep using the same couch cushions for a long time, they won’t be in the same shape as when you first got them. This might mean that dust mites and their waste have built up over the years. If your couch is past the point of cleaning, you may need some replacement cushions for a fresh start.

Contact The Foam Factory today for sofa cushion replacement options, including custom-cut cushions made to fit your exact measurements. If you’re dealing with dust mites in your bed, they also have some great foam mattress replacement options. You can reach them by phone at 586-627-3626 or by email at info@foambymail.com.