Updated: Dec 1, 2019
Unfortunately for us, the average dust mite tends to like the same kind of ideal temperature and humidity level that we do. They prefer a warm climate and one that is reasonably humid without being too stuffy.
While fabric covered surfaces give them the perfect place to burrow and set up residence, a steady supply of food isn’t their only requirement and they will tend to gravitate toward warm, moist areas. In most homes, this usually means mattresses, carpets and upholstery.
Not only do we provide the perfect living environment for dust mites, we automatically provide them with a rich food source, as they eat the dead skin cells that we shed everyday without even realising it.
Sometimes even a clean room and a clean mattress can have dust mites!