What do dust mites eat?
Dust mites are similar to insects like spider and ticks. They contain eight legs, and their size is this much small that it is not visible to the naked eyes. They can only be seen through a microscope, and their body length ranges between 0.2 to 0.4 mm only. Despite their small size, its female can lay 100 of eggs within its short lifespan of 2-3 months. They spend whole of their life in eating, reproducing and creating waste. These creatures do not have to struggle hard to get their food. The reason is, they consume cells of the dead skin that are available in abundance around any living beings. They need only two types of things to survive. One is the availability of dead skin, and other is the hot and humid atmosphere. For this reason, they find their suitable atmosphere almost in every other place, and they reproduce in an exponential way.