Small, often minute, arthropods in the order Acarina of the class Arachnida, which includes spiders, scorpions, and related forms. Mites have four pairs of legs vs. three pairs in insects. Fin. Swe.
Dust mites are microscopic organisms found in homes and are the primary cause of allergies related to dust. Most people are allergic to the excretion of these mites. So dust mites can even cause allergic reactions when they are dead.
A tiny eight-legged creature belonging to the Order Acarina related to spiders and ticks. Some mites live freely and others as parasites. Mites can attack plants and animals, carry disease, and cause allergies. acaricide.
Mites, together with ticks, belong to the subclass Acarina (also known as Acari) and the class Arachnida. Mites are among the most diverse and successful of all the invertebrate groups. They have exploited an incredible array of habitats, and because of their small size (some are microscopic) most go totally unnoticed.