Do House Dust Mites Bite Humans?

House Dust mites–at a mere third of a centimeter in size, they’re so small you need a microscope to see them, but they can cause significant problems in your home. As part of the arachnid family, they are a distant kin to spiders.

You’ve probably heard some pretty gross stories about dust mites living in mattresses, carpeting, and other fibers. You may have even heard that these little pests bite humans; is it true?

We’re going to get to the bottom of that and teach you some important differences between dust mites and bedbugs.

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