The House Dust Mite
Mattresses are generally considered the main living and breeding ground for dust mites since they provide ideal environmental conditions along with a plentiful supply of food, but this is not always the case. It is known that dust mites and food are more common at the top surface of foam and sprung mattresses, however providing food is available and conditions are suitable dust mites may be present throughout solid foam mattresses.
Contrary to popular belief, the dust mite concentration in mattresses are not directly related to the age. Differences between mite numbers in mattresses and carpets may be related to their age, but they will also be influenced by a number of other factors such as room temperature, humidity, vacuuming and type of
mattress or carpet. Rather many environmental factors contribute to the buildup within mattresses, likewise introducing regular mattress cleaning can reduce these concentration by millions.