Video: "Attack of the Dust Mites" via @MatthewBowdish.
The average bed could be home to up to 1.5 million house dust mites.
The bugs, which are less than a millimetre long, feed on scales of human skin and produce allergens which are easily inhaled during sleep.
Dust mite allergen avoidance. The main allergen is in the dust mite feces. Use 3 control measures for 3-6 months to see an effect on the allergy symptoms (click to enlarge the image).
Related reading:Educational Toys: 3 Dust Mites in a Petri Dish by GIANTmicrobes/Amazon 27% of individuals in the United States are sensitive to dust mite. AAAAI Ask the Expert, 2011. Dust mites: Lifestyle and home remedies - Excellent summary by Mayo Clinic.