“Of all the five, dust mites are considered the most notorious. While some people might think that dust mites occupy a small area of their mattresses or pillows, they’re basically wrong – in fact, dead dust mites and their waste can even double a mattress’s weight in ten years. Non-allergic people might be immune to these mites, but hypersensitive ones will find them quite bothersome; this is why quality anti-allergy bedding are their first line of defense.
Dust mites can be found almost everywhere, as long as there are “hosts” that they can feed on. Their favorite food are dead skin cells, animal dander, pollen, and fungi. Dust mite-allergic people often experience a load of symptoms whenever they come in contact with infested items. Symptoms include red and watery eyes, runny/itchy nose and constant sneezing, sore throat, coughing, and skin rashes/itching.”