Mites are so tiny that they can rarely be seen by the human eye. Many humans who experience mite bites commonly mistake them for bed bug bites. The most common type of mite in Nebraska is the itch mite. In 2004 itch mites were falling from oak trees, leaving welts on people’s chests, necks, and backs throughout Lincoln, Nebraska. Miller Pest Control recommends avoiding oak trees, especially pin oaks in the fall.
Mite bites can cause allergic reactions and have also been associated with the transmission of diseases. Because they’re so small (usually under 1 millimeter long), their presence is often felt before seen.