Dust belongs to the arachnid class or spider. The majority of mite’s species measures less than 1mm long. Similar with another arachnid, mite’s body is consisting of prosoma and abdomen. Different from other insects in its class, a mite has two body segments and 4 pairs of pointed legs without wings and antenna.
Mites are also laid as eggs and develop as they go through larval and pupal stages before becoming adults. They can survive both in water and on land. Some mites are predators that feed on other mites; others feed on decaying materials, plants and also on animals. Though most mites are not dangerous, some are still regarded as parasites.
The sign of infestation greatly depends on the mite species but most are difficult to see via naked eye. Nevertheless, their movements across a surface can sometimes noticeable. Using a magnification can help in detecting these small creatures.
Plant-feeding mites have the ability to create a web much like a spider. They can cause discoloration and leaf drop to infested plants. Other likes like the clover mites are seen because of their bright red color.