B6.5 Insects: Dust mites

Survey Data

 Percentage of housesTotal houses surveyedChange since 2006
Carpets in houses - carpets provide a known breeding place for dust mites
No carpet, or rugs only78%77123%
Some carpeted rooms12%77122%
All rooms carpeted9%7712-6%
Insulation and ventilation to reduce condensation and humidity in the house
Roof insulated37%77123%
No roof insulation or not known if insulation installed63%7712-3%
Walls insulated26%57984%
No wall insulation or not known if insulation installed74%5798-4%
Shower room ventilation89%76832%
Kitchen area ventilated89%56832%