Dust Mites Love People's Homes
You may not realize it, but your carpets, drapes and bedding may be crawling with some crazy creatures that look as if they came from outer space. Dust mites are so small, you can't see them with the naked eye. Yet they're everywhere. Their diet will make your skin crawl, since that's what they eat. Not while it's on you, of course: people shed about 1/5 of an ounce of skin a week, and it can become food for dust mites. They top off their meals with helpings of fungi, pollen, and pet dander. Most people aren't aware of dust mites unless they have allergies. If you're one of those people, here are some things you can do to keep dust mites under control.