What parasites live in the carpet?

Do you know what's right under your feet right nowthere may well be a whole colony of creatures whose appearance may inspire Stephen King to write a new masterpiece of horror. Despite their repulsive appearance, these amazing creatures are so tiny that only a powerful microscope can see them. Especially for those who do not have one, has prepared a selection of incredible organisms that you have never seen before.

If suddenly you feel lonely, remember: saprophytes are always nearby

Who lives in your carpet?

The same carpet that maybe right nowlocated under your feet, it is a reliable shelter for microorganisms such as dust mites, mold, carpet skin-eaters and some bacteria. In long-pile carpets, creatures such as dermatophagoides can often be found. For all these creatures, your apartment is a real gastronomic paradise, where dead human skin acts as the main energy source for parasites. It would seem that in such an unusual way nature cleans itself, and your apartment only heals from dirt and dust, but here's the catch. The fact is that carpet parasites secrete during their life such a quantity of excrement, the weight of which exceeds the own weight of a microscopic organism by 200 times. Constant contact with harmful substances can cause a person to experience various types of allergies, coughs and dizziness. In addition, due to exposure to toxins in humans, there is a risk of greatly reducing immunity.

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Dust mites - human neighbors in the apartment

Who are saprophytes?

Saprophytes are microorganisms thatnature fulfill the function of processing organic substances into simple inorganic compounds. The brightest representatives of saprophytes include the dust mites mentioned above, which, despite their unpleasant appearance, are considered to be peculiar “orderlies” in nature, without which the planet would simply suffocate in its own waste. In addition, it is saprophytes that participate in the process of lactic acid fermentation and, thanks to these microorganisms, there is always milk, sour cream, cottage cheese and cheese on our table.

Despite the formidable appearance, saprophytes function as natural orderlies, saving the planet from pollution

Saprophytes live in colonies of up to 10 thousand insects,moreover, their population may change throughout the year. A large accumulation of these creatures in dust can cause chronic runny nose and allergies in people with weakened immune systems. In order to avoid any harm caused by these microorganisms, scientists recommend not to postpone wet cleaning until later.

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