These ugly tiny things live on you, even on the nose on your face….all the time!

          MITES!     MITES!     MITES!

Science Lesson for today:

MITES    Take a look  at this handsome beastie:

You can’t get rid of them.  They are everywhere: clothes, furniture, your body. But not to worry.  They are not the boogeyman.  Some even have redeeming benefits.  But , boy oh man, are they UGLY.  They all have that out of a scifi horror movie look.

The good thing about MITES is that they are microscopic; you can not see them with the naked eye.  So, that way, you won’t scare yourself every time you look in the mirror.  They generally do not cause you harm.  Although one infamous type is the Dust Mite which does cause a lot of people big trouble.  You know, runny nose, sneezing, coughing and more. They like to live on us. They eat dry skin but pretty much stay out of our way.

About the only way to get rid of them is cleanliness:  washing hands, face, clothes, vacuuming, etc.  But, they manage to come back very quickly.  So I guess the best policy is to try to forget they are always with you.

The “lifestyle” of one variety is most intriguing:  It eats but cannot expel its waste.  So it continues to eat until it EXPLODES.  Then its life is over!

Here are some other Mite-y  Cuties:




















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  1. Peter Watt says:

    You just gave me a case of the heebie jeebies!

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