Three or Four Hours of Housecleaning Services from Eco Cleaning and Concierge Services (Up to 56% Off)

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  • $69 for three hours of housecleaning services ($150 value)
  • $89 for four hours of housecleaning services ($200 value)

Dust Mites: Invisible Flesh-Eaters

Dust mites exist wherever humans do, eating our shed skin and making our eyes itchy. Read on for more about these tiny garbage disposals.

Dust mites are permanent houseguests, freeloading off of our dead skin cells and making themselves comfortable in our beds. Unlike a distant relative or a persistent vacuum salesman, they're hard to kick out since they're nearly impossible to see. Each mite measures about 1/80th of an inch, visible only under the lens of a microscope. Close up, they echo back to something prehistoric. Their eight legs are equipped with suckers and hooks and their thick bodies seem to be covered in armored plates. In fact, fossil evidence suggests that mites have been on earth for 400 million years, predating dinosaurs by more than 100 million years. And since that time, they've made themselves at home inside damp, dark spaces brimming with dead skin cells, their current favorite homes being carpets, duvets, and pillowcases. Humans make it easy for mites to find food, since we shed about 1.5 million skin flakes every hour.

Though our relationship with mites is partially symbiotic—they do dispose of our biological waste—mites also pose a health threat, especially to children. Their droppings can trigger asthmatic reactions in those with mite allergies, and their terrifying appearance can give any kid with a microscope a new reason to fear the boogeymen under the bed.

In a Nutshell

Technicians use eco-friendly supplies to sanitize the bathrooms and kitchen, dust surfaces, and mop and vacuum floors

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per household. Appointment required; subject to availability. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Valid only within 15 miles of 60610. Not valid for move-in/move-out services. Must use promotional value in one visit. New customers only or those who have not used within 6 months. Can't be combined with any other offers. Valid up to 1,400 sq. ft. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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