We go to dust sooner than we think. Dust mites, tiny tick-like creatures barely visible to the naked eye, feed on particles of dried skin, pet dander, food particles, insect parts, pollen, mold spores and bits of various other substances that surround us. Because dust mites prefer a humid environment, humid houses tend to have more dust allergen present. Most dust allergy sufferers are allergic to the microscopic waste products the mites produce.
Tips for living with dust allergies