Mite Facts & Information
Protect your home or business from mites by learning techniques for identification and control.
Types of Mites
What do mites look like?
There are thousands of mite species, the majority of which measure less than 1 mm in length. Like other arachnids, their bodies are comprised of the prosoma and abdomen. Mites bear four pairs of legs.
How do I get rid of mites?
What Orkin Does
Your local Orkin Pro is trained to help manage mites and similar pests. Since every building or home is different, your Orkin Pro will design a unique mite treatment program for your situation. Orkin can provide the right solution to keep mites in their place...out of your home, or business.
Behavior, Diet & Habits
Some mites are predatory and will feed on other mites. Others are detritivores and feed on decaying material. Still, others feed on plants and can become agricultural pests. Lastly, some feed on animals.
Beginning as eggs, these arachnids develop through larval and pupal stages prior to full maturation. They can survive on land and in water. Although most mites are not harmful to animals, some species are parasitic in nature.