Dust mites are a no-no for our indoor air quality and home health. Here's why and how to get rid of them in your home.

There are some times in life when the phrase "out of sight, out of mind" doesn't apply—like when you lose a giant spider in your car or have a giant basket of laundry in your closet waiting to be washed. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there and causing stress.

Dust mites definitely fall into this category. These microscopic insectlike species belong to the arachnid family, along with spiders and ticks. According to the American Lung Association, "Roughly four of five homes in the United States have dust mite allergens in at least one bed." And Standard Health Care states that a single bed can contain over one million of these tiny dust dwellers.

Here's why we should all be focusing on getting these invisible creatures out of our homes and how to get started.

Are dust mites harmful?

Typically, dust mites themselves aren't a health hazard and won't transmit diseases or bite us like bedbugs do. The mini pests' microscopic feces and body fragments are what can contribute to health issues1.

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