Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that feed on dead skin. They infest beds and carpets by the tens of millions, and there can be as many as 1,000 mites in one gram of dust. They are a major problem because they cause can some wheezing, itching, other allergic reactions, and possibly asthma. There is no way to completely eliminate dust mites, but there are methods to control them through chemical control or avoidance. Our web site was created with the purpose of educating the public through informative articles and news about dust mites and related allergies.
We invite you to learn more by visiting our "what are dust mites" page. Also, you should visit the Articles section to read about other allergies and tips for controlling dust mites.
Dust Mite News
We strive to keep our visitors updated on the latest research and findings. The news summaries posted on our web page may include research into new ways to combat dust mite infestations and further education on the health problems they can cause.
It is advisable to avoid using vaporizers or humidifiers which can lead to dust mites.
Dust mites could be particularly bad this summer due to mild winter.
AAFA will now certify mattresses for being able to keep out dust mites.
New study suggests wearing shoes in the house can track in dust mites and other unsavory allergens.