Mites

Mites get into the house or yard depends on their species. Clover mites often exploit tiny cracks to enter homes by the thousands. Well-fertilized lawns with fruit trees or gardens attract them. Other types, like dust mites are almost always found inside homes, while chiggers, and rodent or bird mites attach themselves to hosts and hitchhike into homes on people and pets. Mites are a broad category of pests that do a variety of damage. Some mites feed on stored grain and cheese products, while others are biting pests. Bites are small and usually not painful, producing only mild skin irritation. Frequent itching caused by mites may lead to more serious bacterial infections. On the other hand, dust mites are one of the most common allergens and can even trigger asthma attacks.

Types found in Singapore

  • House dust mites

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Signs of Infestation

Mite signs depend greatly on the species of mite. Most are difficult to see clearly without magnification. However, their movement across a surface can sometimes be detected. Some species of plant-feeding mites produce webbing and silk like spider mites. They also can cause discoloration of leaves and eventually leaf drop. Other mites like the clover mite can easily be seen due to their bright red coloration.

Prevention Advice

  • Remove clutter. This includes stacks of paper and laundry piles
  • Vacuum and dust regularly.
  • Cover your bed, mattress and pillow with dust-proof covers.
  • Wash all sheets and bedding in HOT water.
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