As an exterminator who deals in the control of insects and other trouble making pests I am probably not qualified to
give you very much info about dust mites, but I will tell you what I know about these parasites. They can cause allergic
reactions in many of us humans. A question I commonly get about dust mites is " something is biting me, I must have dust mites
in my house". The answer is no. Dust mites are very small and can't be seen with the naked eye. They do not bite
you and you don't need an exterminator. Dust mites do cause allergies in many people. These are the mites that
live on house dust. It is the droppings of the dust mite that can cause breathing problems in many people. Their droppings
are light enough to float in the air, so they are easily breathed in. There can be thousands of dust mites on one flake of
dust. Much of these dust mite feces enters your into your lungs every time you take a breath.
Your indoor environment
is especially vulnerable to dust mites if you live in a humid area, or if your home is subject to humid conditions for whatever
other reason. Humid environments create the ideal habitation for dust mites, primarily since they result in a greater food
supply for dust mites. Dust will eat plant materials, molds, and fungi, with their favorite being dead human skin particles.
you see in a ray of sunlight coming through your window is not all dust, much of it is flakes dead human skin which dust mites
feed on. The best way to avoid dust mites are to use mattress covers on your bedding and to vacuum and damp dust regularly
of the dust mites in your house live in your mattress. Put an airtight plastic or polyurethane cover over your mattress. Wash
your sheets and blankets in very hot water every two weeks. Wash your pillow every week or put a plastic cover on it. (The
pillowcase goes over the plastic cover.)
Dust mite feces, can last for many years on your mattress
bed and may cause symptoms for many years.
Dust mite allergy is an allergy to a microscopic organism
that lives in the dust that is found in all dwellings and workplaces. Dust mites are perhaps the most common cause of perennial
allergic rhinitis. They usually produces symptoms similar to pollen allergy and also can produce symptoms of asthma.