What You'll Get
$45 for duct-cleaning package ($139 value)
- Cleaning of unlimited supply and return ducts
- Cleaning of one main duct under negative pressure
- Dryer-vent cleaning
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.
Although 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 boogeyman under the bed.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per household. Valid within 50 miles of zip code 55404. Appointment required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About US Duct Cleaners
Forty pounds. That's how much dust the EPA says the average home collects in a year. Much of that dust is made up of dead human skin cells, the glitter from Elton John's glasses, and other irritants. That's why the licensed, insured, and bonded technicians at US Duct Cleaners make interior air quality their main focus. Using tools that extend into HVAC systems' nethermost regions, the team sweeps out age-old dust, allergens, pollen, and debris. They demonstrate their commitment to quality work by backing up each of their services with a firm guarantee on parts and labor.