Why Dust Mites Cause Disease

House dust mites are a major cause of allergic asthma and chronic rhinitis. They are tiny scavengers that live in colonies in warm, still, dark, and damp environments. Go to questions for more details or follow the 5 steps to get rid of dust mites in beds.

For parents and patients

General information about the dust mite House Dust Mites
A good starting point if you want to understand the basics to the dust mite

The associated diseases Asthma and dust mites
There are several diseases associated to the dust mite, find out more here

Avoidance and the indoor environment How to kill dust mites
Want some tips on how to avoid or kill dust mites in your own home? This page is for you

A deeper look at the mite

Curious about the house dust mite For the curious
Are you curious about the house dust mite and fancy reading a bit more?

For dust mite studies For dust mite studies
Deeper studies into the dust mites, this section is ideal for academics.

Hardcore research about the house dust mite Hardcore research
As deep as we can go, these pages are useful if you want some hard facts.