Pest Guides

House Dust Mite

Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus


House Mite | Rentokil Pest Control Australia
  • Adult – 0.2 – 0.5mm. A hairy soft cream white body with eight yellow–brown legs.


  • Egg to adult in 10 days (via a larval stage) at normal room temperature.
  • An adult female can live for up to two months, laying eggs for the last 30 days of her life.


  • Favours warm moist conditions. Very common in beds, carpets and other soft furnishings.
  • Medical conditions that are caused by dust mites include: rhinitis, asthma, and eczema.