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Dust Mites

Size: 1/75"
Shape: Flat, broad, oval
Color: Off white to tan
Legs: 8
Wings: No
Antenna: No

Common Name: Dust Mite
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Acariformes
Family: Pyroglyphidae
Species: Dermatophagoides farinae

Dust Mites primarily feed on dead skin shed by humans and other animals. They can also absorb moisture from the air.

Dust Mites are most often found in beds. They may also be found living in carpet, furniture, and clothing.

Dust Mites are harmless to most people. They carry small foreign proteins, often referred to as "allergens". They don't carry diseases, but these proteins can cause allergic reactions in people by triggering the immune system to over react.

1) Change your sheets often.
2) Vacuum frequently.
3) High-temperature cleaning.
4) If Dust Mites are a real problem in your home, call a pest management professional.

1- The weight of the average mattress doubles after ten years due to dust mite infestation, and the weight of the average pillow increases 10% after one year.

2- In addition, your bed can be home to more than ten million mites and can hold over two and a half billion droppings.

3- A gram of dust in a house can hol
d over a thousand mites.

4- Many people are allergic to dust and, therefore, to dust mites. 

5- If you often wake up with congestion, a runny nose, watery eyes, itching, or sneezing, then you are probably allergic to dust mites.

6- A strict cleaning regimen is one of the only ways to cut down on the number of mites in your home.

7- Dust mites live an average of three months. 

8- They are a member of the arachnid (spider) family. A single mite is the one-tenth the size of the width of a single human hair.

9- Dust mites live in mattresses, pillows, blankets, and other soft, comfortable items. 
They dislike hard surfaces.

10- One of the only ways to really get rid of dust mites is through high-temperature cleaning.


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