MitesHave you ever heard the saying, “Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.”  What they were talking about is the dust mites.  These little creatures will live in your homes, preferably in your bed, and feed off what you leave behind.  The following are some facts about the dust mites.

The dust mite is microscopic and can only be seen with the assistance of a microscopic lens.

The dust mite has a translucent body and is only about 300 microns long. 

Dust mites feed on dead skins cells from humans and animals. 

The dust mite will live in carpets, sofas, and their favorite place, mattresses.

People are not allergic to dust mites – they are allergic to their feces.

Once the dust mites is hatched from its egg, it will only live up to about three months.

Most people don’t know they have dust mites living in their homes. 

Dust mites prefer a warm, humid environment. 

To kill dust mites living in stuffed animals, you can place them in a plastic bag in your freezer for 24 hours.  You can also do this with pillows.

Another way to kill dust mites is to wash in very hot water (over 130 degrees).