Dust mites are tiny creatues approximately .5 millimeters in length and like to live in bedrooms and kitchens. Dust mites specifically survive well in mattresses, carpets, furniture, and bedding and eat dead human skin cells and other materials pre-decomposed by fungus.
A person sheds about 1.5 grams of skin cells a day which can feed approximately
1 million dust mites .
Many people are allergic to dust mites...or rather dust mite fecal matter.
Dust mites are known to cause asthma and allergic reactions resulting in itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, eczema, runny nose, itchy skin, hay fever, and clogging of the lungs.
Fighthing the Dust Mite
There are is no way to completely eliminate dust mites or stop mites from coming back, but here are a few quick points to help fight the problem: