Mites are minute eight legged creatures that generally possess biting mouthparts and depend on moist and humid conditions. Infestation indoors is not that common nowadays as we usually keep our buildings dry inside. Even if mites are accidentally introduced into our living areas they do not continue for long in the dry atmosphere.
Common mites that may cause annoyance to humans include dust mites, the grass itch mite, the scabies mite, the poultry red mite, the starling (bird) mite and the food mite. Pest controllers are mostly involved in treating for bird mites, often as a result of birds having gained entry to roof voids or other building cavities.