Are dust mites a parasite?

Answer Dust mites are microscopic bugs. They aren't parasites, as they do not live or survive off people or animals. They live in household dust and feed off dead skin and dander that humans and animals s... Read More »

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Do you ever start looking around your house thinking of dust mites, all the mites in your bed......?

When I first saw this science show about dust mites and how they look under a microscope it really did freak me out. We drop all of these dead skin cells and that's what they eat. How disgusting! ... Read More »

The Best Way to Get Rid of Dust Mites?

Dust mites are microscopic members of the spider family that feed on dead human skin flakes. Dust mites live where skin flakes are prevalent, such as carpets, drapes, bedding and cloth furniture. T... Read More »

How many dust mites are in a bed?

According to, the house dust mite (dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) numbers from about 100,000 to 10 million on a typical bed mattress. Dust mites consume the human and animal ... Read More »

How do i know if i have dust mites?

Dust mites are microscopic bugs that are common to many houses. They feed on the dead skin and dander that people slough off during the average day. While you cannot see them with the naked eye, th... Read More »