Dust and dust mites are everywhere, regardless of how meticulous a housekeeper you are. Dust mites feed on skin flakes shed by humans. They do not bite people but getting rid of dust mites will also help you get rid of chiggers and bedbugs, which do bite people. These tiny bugs hide under furniture, on shelves, in rugs, mattresses, pillows, blinds, and curtains. Any soft surface, such as a mattress, pillows, and couch cushions are a breeding ground for these parasites. 80% of allergy and asthma patients test positive for dust mite allergies.