House Dust Mite
Barely visible to the human eye they are translucent in colour with eight legs.
As the name suggests the house dust mite thrives on dust and organic detritus such as shed skin, loving, therefore, the sanctuary of our mattresses, carpets and homes.
They are known to cause or exacerbate breathing conditions such as asthma due to enzymes in their digestive system which are also present in their faeces.
They do not bite, burrow or sting.
A female mite can produce up to 100 eggs in her short 70-day life cycle and can produce thousands of faecal particles.
Home methods are unlikely to be successful with this pest.