Mite IdentificationThese miniature creatures are only 0.1-2.0mm in length, and at adult stage have 4 pairs of legs.
DescriptionMites feed in the upper epidermis of skin. The mite is conveyed by contact and from infected clothing. The Scabies Mite only lives for around 4-6 weeks. The mite goes through the following phases: egg, larva, nymph and adult. The female lays her eggs close to the skin and the young bore into the skin.