Protect Your Electronics From Dust Bunny Infestation

Protect Your Electronics From Dust Bunny Infestation

Jason Yang
Apr 21, 2011

It was a beautiful Easter Sunday with all the children dressed in their best suits coming back from church. Everyone was eagerly anticipating the upcoming Easter egg hunt which was tradition for the family. As the adults prepared lunch in the kitchen, the children scampered about in the yard. Sounds of glee filled the air as they innocently ran around, everyone happy as can be. All while unaware of the impending Attack of the Evil Easter Dust Bunnies!

Per Wikipedia and any number of websites:

Dust bunnies are small clumps of dust that form under furniture and in corners that are not cleaned regularly. They are made of hair, lint, dead skin, spider web, dust, and sometimes light rubbish and debris, and are held together by static electricity and felt-like entanglement.

Not content to simply be dirty, disgusting, and plotters of evil attacks, dust bunnies can actually pose quite a few risks to your health and home. Dust mites and other parasites living in dust bunnies can cause health problems, particularly respiratory. Their formation can block vents and restrict proper air flow within the home.

Computer Dust Solutions released a special report on the effect of dust on electronics. It discusses how dust can block vents or insulate components to cause overheating or even cause short circuiting when the dust contains conductive material. It can also create problems with mechanical components, bringing up memories of old computer mice and having to remove the ball to pull out gobs of dust and hair.

Put up a defense against dust bunnies with some of these prevention techniques and products covered by Unplggd that help keep dust bunny armies from forming an offensive within your home.

(Images: Flickr member Daniel Bowen licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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