Dust mites cause symptoms such as itchy watery eyes and a runny or stuffy nose. They may even cause sneezing. You might have allergies to other things, such as chemicals you use for cleaning, or just plain dust, or even other insect droppings.
There are two ways to tell if your symptoms are due to dust mites:
1. If you have these problems only while in bed, your mattress may be infested with them. Beddings are a breeding ground for dust mites, especially in humid weather.
2. It may be costly, but you can always hire a pest-control service to do a microscopic evaluation. That’s the only way to know for sure if you have them.
If you were thinking of spending money for pest-control, it would be better spent buying good microfiber bedding as I discuss in my article. It keeps the mites out of the mattress and pillows where they tend to breed.