Question by  Tiffany86 (13)

What is a white mite?


Answer by  DS9Benji (52)

"White Mite" is a generic term which is applied to mites of a white coloration, a wide range of mites may earn this designation, however, this term is often applied to Dermatophagoides, and Glycyphagus domesticus. Other varieties of mites may have earned the designation "White Mite" and would require examination to be identified.


Answer by  mollymay318 (49)

A white mite is a very small bug that is common in households with fruit. White mites are pests in the fact that like gnats they feed on ripened fruit products.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

You could be talking about a number of different mites but I am going to go with the Tarsonemidae because that is what they are usually called. These mite generally feed on live plants. They aren't very common in peoples homes so not a lot of study has been done on controlling them.


Answer by  worker8739 (555)

These are tinier than aphids and are more difficult to control. They live primarily on the undersides of leaves which makes irradication harder.


Answer by  Creedr (73)

Spider mites and white flies are two common types of white mites that can be found indoors and outdoors in most communities.


Answer by  melissa23 (1002)

It is a very small pin point size parasite that will live and feed on animals. They are very similar to ear mites.

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