The most common mites found in your home are dust mites. The reason for this is that your home offers the dust mites the most comfortable environment they could possibly wish for. Carpets, soft furnishings, clothing, and above all, your warm, snugly, comfortable bed, are all the perfect places where dust mites are mostly found. Dust Mites are tiny and they love warm and humid conditions. They live by feeding off the skin scales that we shed into sofas, carpeted areas, mattresses, linen and pillows. If you have a dust mite problem in your home, you will know it from the symptoms you experience. These include itchiness, coughing, wheezing, and even skin rashes.
You have probably never thought of bird mites but they do exist, particularly in homes where there is poultry or birds are nesting in eaves, wall cavities and roosting on window sills or roof tops . They love warm climates and that’s what makes them a common problem in Sydney. They are so small that they are barely visible white/grey in colour and are fast moving. These pests are known to grown into big populations rapidly and can infest your home quickly especially when bird have left their nests . While bird mites cannot survive on humans, they do bite and leave very itchy red bumps on your skin that can get quite painful and irritating.