Dust mites on the other hand aren't insects at all! They belong to the arachnid class, so they have eight legs, no antennae and are related to spiders. What about feeding and lifestyle?
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Like dust mite covers, bed bug covers completely encase the object they protect. Whether it is a pillow, mattress, box spring or comforter they cover all sides and zip closed. In addition, the back of the fabric is coated with a urethane coating that keeps the bed bug from sending their feeding tube through the fabric and making a meal of you.
Frankly, bed bugs or dust mites … they're both ugly creatures. But you'll be hard-pressed to see a dust mite as they are almost microscopic. Bed bugs, on the other hand, are around half a centimetre long and grow even larger when their bodies are engorged with human blood.
Dust mites are the scourge of allergy sufferers everywhere. They are microscopic insects, not detectable to the human eye, that feed on human and animal skin shedding.
Classification Bed Bugs/Dust Mites Bed bugs are classified as insects, and dust mites are classified as arachnids, along with spiders, scorpions, harvestmen ("daddy-longlegs), and related animals. Both mites and bed bugs are in the phylum Arthropoda, the huge group of invertebrate animals with jointed appendages but no backbone.