Pest Guides

House Dust Mite

Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus

Appearance

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  • Adult – 0.2 – 0.5mm. A hairy soft cream white body with eight yellow–brown legs.

Lifecycle

  • Egg to adult in 10 days (via a larval stage) at normal room temperature.
  • An adult female can live for up to two months, laying eggs for the last 30 days of her life.

Habits

  • Favours warm moist conditions. Very common in beds, carpets and other soft furnishings.
  • Medical conditions that are caused by dust mites include: rhinitis, asthma, and eczema.

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