Quietly lurking under our beds, inside sofas & carpet are creatures too small to see without a microscope. Dust mites are in the arachnid family which includes spiders, scorpions and ticks. Dust mites feed on dead skin from our bodies.
It's their bathroom habits that make us itch and wheeze. Many people develop severe allergies to dust mite droppings. Lie on a rug where they live and you might get itchy red bumps on your skin. Breath in dust and you may have more serious symptoms like difficulty breathing or even a severe asthma attack.