Exceedingly common, minute creatures of the genus Dermatophagoides. The main source of the house dust allergens implicated in allergic, respiratory reactions such as asthma.
Feed on human skin scales and require both warmth and humidity. Mattresses and pillows provide ideal habitat.
REMEDY: Air bedding, thoroughly vacuum, improve ventilation, fit dehumidifiers, cover mattresses and pillows with appropriate covers.
See also Dust Mite Allergy, Furniture Mites and Mites