Pest Guides

Furniture Mite

Glycyphagus domesticus


Furniture Mite | Rentokil Pest Control Australia
  • Adult – 0.3–0.7mm. Hairy soft cream–white body with yellow/brown legs.


  • Egg to adult in 22 days at room temperature.
  • Adult lives for approximately 50 days.


  • Capable of tainting foods and causing gut irritation.
  • Commonly feeds on flour, cereals and fungi.
  • Favours moist environmental conditions; common in damp poorly ventilated rooms.