Need pest help? Save $50 on your first recurring service today with code GET50

Do Dust Mites Bite?

Can Dust Mites Bite?

Dust mites have very rudimentary mouthparts that are not designed to bite or sting people. This is because they feed on particles of shed human and pet skin, pollen, fungi and their own feces and cast-off skins.

Therefore, dust mites do not live or feed on people and are not blood feeders like many other species of mites, plus there is never a shortage of preferred foods for dust mites to eat.

Common Dust Mite Problems

Since dust mites don’t bite, why should homeowners be concerned about them? The major problem caused by dust mites is allergens, which cause the body to produce allergic reactions.Dust mite cast skins, feces, and other bodily secretions are just some of the more than 20 dust mite associated allergens generated by these critters. So, while they don’t bite, the pests can cause a very serious medical problem for people who suffer from allergies to dust mites.


Mite Home Protection

Pest Control

Mites Pest Control Treatment & Removal Services

Clover mite image

Bed bugs or rat mites?


How do we tell if we have rat mites?

Chigger Mites

Image coming soon

Southern Red Mites

Southern Red Mite Illustration

Clover Mites

Clover mite illustration

Spiders Mites

Image coming soon

Dust Mites

Dust Mite Illustration

Red Mite

How do I get rid of little red spiders on window sill?


I vacuumed them last week, now they are back in droves. How do I get rid of them?

Bird mites in laundry room


They are about a millimeter in size. What are these pesky, super small bugs?

Connect with Us

Our customer care team is available for you 24 hours a day.


Find a Branch

Our local Pros are the pest experts in your area.

Get a Personalized Quote

We will help you find the right treatment plan for your home.



Pest ControlTermite ControlPrevent and Protect


Browse All Pests

© 2023 Orkin LLC

Terms of UsePrivacyAccessibility StatementCareers