ERMI will show molds. MARIA will show dog, cat, rat, mouse, and dust mites.
If your Allergist or Medical Team find you are allergic to specific animals, then it is worthwhile to test your home, office, or vehicle for the presence of animal allergens.
Many people are allergic to dust that usually contains molds, pollen, cockroach parts, and dust mites. This dust will be found in highest levels in carpeting and carpets as well as upholstered furniture.
If dust mites are your primary concern, there are less expensive tests than MARIA that show dust mites.
Most carpets, carpeting, and upholstered furniture have dust mites. Frequent vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum will help. To most effective cure for dust mites is to remove the carpets and carpeting. That’s not always realistic, so vacuuming will help. We don’t recommend pesticide to kill dust mites.
Of course, we will perform MARIA testing for you at your request. We want to be sure you will benefit from this expensive testing. We can request our lab analyze for a specific animal, such as horse, if needed.
Call us to discuss at 415-337-2923.