Mites are incredibly numerous species of arthropod that is found virtually everywhere on Earth except for Antarctica. To the dismay of many, mites share all of the places where people live and work.
Of course, most people don’t even know that mites are present, and that includes those times when mites are actually crawling on or otherwise making themselves unwelcome on human bodies.
That’s because many of the most common species of mites are so small that they can only be properly viewed under a microscope.
Though both are arthropods with eight legs, this is where most of their similarities end. Their behavior, habitat and the effect that they have on people are markedly different from each other.
If you suffer from allergies or have a house filled with dust mites, you’ve likely been advised to get a dehumidifier.
Dust mites increase in population when the relative humidity is more than 50% and decrease in population when the relative humidity is below 50%.
Humidity control is a decisive factor for dust mites population growth.