Dust Mites

A microscopic insect that clings to dust particles. Dust mites feed on organic detritus, such as flakes of shed human skin. House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms world wide. House dust mites, due to their very small size (250 to 300 microns in length) and translucent bodies, are not visible to the unaided eye.The average life cycle for a male house dust mite is 10 to 19 days. A mated female house dust mite can last up to 70 days, laying 60 to 100 eggs in the last 5 weeks of her life. In a 10-week life span, a house dust mite will produce approximately 2,000 fecal particles and an even larger number of partially digested enzyme-covered dust particles. The house dust mite survives in all climates, even at high altitude. House dust mites thrive in the indoor environment provided by homes, specifically in bedrooms and kitchens. Dust mites survive well in mattresses, carpets, furniture and bedding. . Even in dry climates, house dust mites survive and reproduce easily in bedding (especially in pillows), which takes up moisture from body contact. Exposure to the mites should be reduced as much as possible.

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