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Dust mites typically live on fluffy furniture and bedding. They can infest your pillows and get on the eyelashes, but they do not live on them. There is a type of lice that affects the eyelashes. It is called Phthiris pubis. This type of lice is also known as "crabs", as the same type of lice can infest the pubic area. But when in the eyelashes, they can cause ithching and swelling of the eyelid and cause the eyes to water more and become inflamed. If you look closely in a mirror, you should see the knits which look like little white eggs attached to the eyelash. If you suspect this, there is a treatment you can get from your physician or eye doctor. Do not try to use lice removal supplies meant for the hair. It can cause very serious complications if it gets in your eyes.

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Q: Can dust mites live in your eyelids or eyelashes?
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Is dust dust mites?

No, house dust mites are microscopic bugs that live on and eat dust. Dust is a collections of dirt, clothing fiber and skin particles. but actually there are alot of the but we just cant see them

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Does dust have a mouth?

No, actually dust is a mixture of dirt and dead skin particles. Sometimes there is a mixture of hair too. However there are tiny bugs that live in dust called dust mites. These microscopic bugs feast on the dust they live on. Dust mites have mouth, but they are too small to bite anything except for dust.

What do dust mites live?

ticks and mits i think buuump

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2 years tops

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There may be many as 19,000 dust mites in one gram of dust, but usually between 100 to 500 mites live in each gram. A pillow of only two years old may be composed of up to ten percent dust mite feces and carcasses.

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How do mites obtain food?

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Their body have adapted over millions of years so therefore they can now live in dry place such as the camel. The camel has eyelashes and eyelids and eyebrows and feet etc adapted! Hope that helped.