Microscopic Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night May Soon Become One With Humans

Demodex folliculorum Mite on Skin

Image showing Demodex folliculorum mite on skin under Hirox microscope. Credit: University of Reading

The secret lives of mites in the skin of our faces.

First ever comprehensive DNA analysis of mites that live in the hair follicles of all humans reveals explanations for their bizarre mating habits, body features, and evolutionary future.

Microscopic mites that live in human pores and mate on our faces at night are becoming such simplified organisms due to their unusual lifestyles that they may soon become one with humans, according to new research findings.

Demodex folliculorum Penis

Image shows the unusually-positioned penis of a Demodex folliculorum mite. Credit: University of Reading

The mites are passed on during birth from mother to child and are carried by almost every human, with numbers peaking in adults as the pores grow larger. They measure around 0.3mm (0.012 inches) long, are found in the hair follicles on the face and nipples, including the eyelashes, and eat the sebum naturally released by cells in the pores. They become active at night and move between follicles looking to mate.

The first ever genome sequencing study of the D. folliculorum mite found that their isolated existence and resulting inbreeding is causing them to shed unnecessary genes and cells and move towards a transition from external parasites to internal symbionts.

Demodex folliculorum Anus

Microscope image of the posterior end of the anus of a Demodex folliculorum mite. The presence of an anus on this mite had been wrongly overlooked by some previously, but this study confirmed its presence. Credit: University of Reading

Dr. Alejandra Perotti, Associate Professor in Invertebrate Biology at the University of Reading, who co-led the research, said: “We found these mites have a different arrangement of body part genes to other similar species due to them adapting to a sheltered life inside pores. These changes to their DNA have resulted in some unusual body features and behaviors.”

The in-depth study of the Demodex folliculorum DNA revealed:

  • Due to their isolated existence, with no exposure to external threats, no competition to infest hosts, and no encounters with other mites with different genes, genetic reduction has caused them to become extremely simple organisms with tiny legs powered by just 3 single cell muscles. They survive with the minimum repertoire of proteins – the lowest number ever seen in this and related species.
  • This gene reduction is the reason for their nocturnal behavior too. The mites lack UV protection and have lost the gene that causes animals to be awakened by daylight. They have also been left unable to produce melatonin – a compound that makes small invertebrates active at night – however, they are able to fuel their all-night mating sessions using the melatonin secreted by human skin at dusk.
  • Their unique gene arrangement also results in the mites’ unusual mating habits. Their reproductive organs have moved anteriorly, and males have a penis that protrudes upwards from the front of their body meaning they have to position themselves underneath the female when mating, and copulate as they both cling onto the human hair.
  • One of their genes has inverted, giving them a particular arrangement of mouth appendages extra protruding for gathering food. This aids their survival at a young age.
  • The mites have many more cells at a young age compared to their adult stage. This counters the previous assumption that parasitic animals reduce their cell numbers early in development. The researchers argue this is the first step toward the mites becoming symbionts.
  • The lack of exposure to potential mates that could add new genes to their offspring may have set the mites on course for an evolutionary dead end, and potential extinction. This has been observed in bacteria living inside cells before, but never in an animal.
  • Some researchers had assumed the mites do not have an anus and therefore must accumulate all their feces through their lifetimes before releasing it when they die, causing skin inflammation. The new study, however, confirmed they do have anuses and so have been unfairly blamed for many skin conditions.

Demodex folliculorum mite under a microscope walking. Credit: University of Reading

The research was led by Bangor University and the University of Reading, in collaboration with the University of Valencia, University of Vienna, and National University of San Juan. It is published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Dr. Henk Braig, co-lead author from Bangor University and the National University of San Juan, said: “Mites have been blamed for a lot of things. The long association with humans might suggest that they also could have simple but important beneficial roles, for example, in keeping the pores in our face unplugged.”

Reference: “Human follicular mites: Ectoparasites becoming symbionts” by Gilbert Smith, Alejandro Manzano Marín, Mariana Reyes-Prieto, Cátia Sofia Ribeiro Antunes, Victoria Ashworth, Obed Nanjul Goselle, Abdulhalem Abdulsamad A. Jan, Andrés Moya, Amparo Latorre, M. Alejandra Perotti and Henk R Braig, 21 June 2022, Molecular Biology and Evolution.
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msac125

160 Comments on "Microscopic Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night May Soon Become One With Humans"

  1. this explains the strange itch on my face and eyebrows. now what can i do to exterminate the little driffters ?

  2. The earlier version I read yesterday was more amusing. They are repulsive, so humor lessens the sting. We have to accept we are hosts to a lot of grubby little parasites squatting on our premises, but it s still yucky.

    • Jaimie Double | July 1, 2022 at 9:29 am | Reply

      This is for the commenter “embarrassed” left 6 days ago. Look into morgellons disease Lyme’s disease and syphilis. Aka spirochete infection or bacteria borellia.

      • i have morgellons disease and i think they gain of functioned demodex mites and made something much more virulent because ive tried it all and still have them

        • I believe this article is a diversion from the real crisis we all face or will all be facing sooner than we think. I’ve had morgellons now going on 5 years and I know exactly what when and how I got it.
          It seems to be a cross between ai and demonic which may go hand in hand. Regardless it’s highly intelligent. It has the ability to change or transform itself into liquid or a solid. It can see and also is able to blend in with its environment. It can live in water and outside the host. It’s in the trees, the grass, plants, animals and humans. It’s responsible for almost all human illnesses including stroke, heart attacks and cancers. It not only in the skin. It’s also in our organs and our blood.
          There is no cure because the fda know about it but doesn’t recognize it because the are evil and greedy.
          The only thing you can do is clean up your diet, your bad habits and your environment. Eat healthy to boost the immune system and maintain better then normal hygiene.
          But there is no cure; you can have minimal symptoms with the advice I’ve given above.

  3. Nicholas Jones | June 23, 2022 at 6:13 pm | Reply

    they seem to have a beneficial function in eating sebum,thus keeping the pores clear of food that otherwise is available for consumption by such bacteria as staph aureus which causes acne and boils. That would make them a very desirable symbiont rather than a parasite.

  4. Could also now be a new candida worms from stomach overproduction and becoming drug resistant btw

    • interested in what led you to feel this way? i suffer from i believe morgellons and would love to hear more about this plz

  5. Yuck! I really didn’t need to know this!!!

  6. Brian Johnson | June 24, 2022 at 12:33 am | Reply

    I can imagine a very bad p**** film watching these weirdos f*** each other.

    • So all those people on meth that feel bugs where right! They must be hyper sensitive to it

      • The funniest reply here!
        Hhhmmmmm….what if….

        You are *right*!!!
        And the Meth Heads weren’t hallucinating!

    • Greetings all. I am happy to shed some light on this subject.
      I am not a “professional”. Additionally, I am prescribed Adderall (amphetamine and dexamphetamine) and have been known to occasionally partake in the use of methamphetamine as well. (spare your judgement for now please – keep focused.)
      My partner and I could safely be called “hoarders” due to all the crap taking up space in our house. It is also fair to say: we are slobs… I don’t get paid enough to clean at work as much as I have to… so the idea of doing more cleaning at home… lets just say, there is much APATHY toward the subject.
      Subsequently, INFESTATIONS happen.
      I don’t champion that truth, but having accepted that such infestations like cockroaches and mice happen. (they just do).
      About a year and a half ago, a threshold was crossed though, and things got WILDLY out of hand. At first I thought that the rodent population had ramped up fiercely all at once – as I was able to hear movement all around me (through paperwork, plastic bags, etc.) It hit its peak after noticing movement in dust… feeling the “advancing mites” touching my bare skin (particularly my legs as I wear shorts mostly)… and all at once these things became wildly invasive and almost predatory. (I have tangled with bed-bugs as well, so don’t underestimate my statement.)
      I DID freak out, to the point that I would not stay here anymore. It seemed the “rodents” had came to be EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING… microscopic even. For example I would seal up a plastic container, sit the container on a counter, and then notice subtle movements in the container as though whatever was inside was trying to escape.
      It is noteworthy… that at the time, I WAS using methamphetamine, and had been for some time. Upon separating myself from the house (I could even HEAR them, they sounded like small rodents) the rhetoric of my partner and those around me became clear – (…they think I have gone crazy! ) Had I gone crazy? It is fair, I thought, to assume that for more than one person to come to this conclusion… perhaps I was crazy! This truth really perplexed me, because while I COULD see why they said this… certain attempts to validate my own conclusions were indisputable (to the point that I was arguing with myself over the conclusions.) I conceded… “maybe I have been up too long… I will chill… but I want to clean, and I want to spray a relatively strong bleach-water mist (about the strength I used to use for sanitary water at a diner I once worked at…_ throughout the house… which was permitted. The bleach water and some mild cleaning had full effect and the problem (save one or two mice that I caught later with sticky traps) was over.
      I was extremely fascinated that so many “Meth-heads” had experienced the SAME delusion of invasive household parasites… to the point that the professionals even created a name for it!!! (WOW!!!) So, score one, against use meth-users and our sanity… but I held in mind certain truths and validations that HAD occurred… as well as the fascination that so many of us had the same delusion (not entirely common in the world of illicit drug users in separate locations and at separate times.)

      FAST FORWARD to THIS week. —It happened again!!!—
      Again it occurred at a time when other infestations have been a problem… including cockroaches, bed-bugs (god DAMN them!!!) and RECENTLY mice again. This time, when the infestation suddenly MORPHED again into the predatory “advancing mites” I could hear and feel… I chose to handle myself with a degree of calm… and to perform a new round of validations and observations.
      At this time, I will state my CONCLUSION first – and then some follow-ups about that conclusion. My conclusion (2 parts)

      1) There IS an infestion of some alternate “advancing mite” at work – professionals be damned, I have found too much in the way of conclusive truths first hand which squashes any supposed research and schooling that others may have had stating otherwise which I myself cannot validate…. BUT…
      2) …because of the elusive nature of this infestation in terms of visability – it is now easy to see how paranoia (especially when feeling alone with the encounter) can convince us that the situation [could be] far worse that what it actually is. Since no standard measure of danger exists due to folks being unwilling to recognize it – it becomes easy for our minds to start to mislead us… like, we will start intentionally listening for them… and mistake other sounds like distortion from the poor-quality flat-screen TV speakers during a certain commercial because the sound is identical, or the movement of a plastic bag (not making connection that the ceiling fan was just put on high).
      In our state of rush, we start placing all these occurences on the same pile therein taking a real problem, and building it into a much larger delusional one.
      We are not crazy about there being an infestation. However, the presence of this infestation, paired with our altered mind-state causes us to distort the scope of the occurence to a great enough degree to unnerve others around us and even to start convincing ourselves of some admittely crazy possibilities.
      So moving forward, I calmly assumed BOTH theories… that this infestation was real, and that I am likely to want to “go crazy” over this. Instead of freaking out, I did some observations, and then I spray cleaned the area (this time heavily with an anti-bacterial spray from Spic-n-Span as it was handy.) Within an hour of spraying just a bit ago, the issue has already been halted. (YAY! Why can’t I find such a cure for the GOD DAMNED BEDBUGS.)
      I wish to share these notes though.
      NOTE – both times amphetamines seemed to heighten my sensory – particularly auditory, regarding these creatures.
      Both times, the infestation immediately followed a surge in rodent infestation (common mice… 9 killed so far). The sudden increase in mouse feces currently present validates this recent increase.
      A mis-leading “gray area” occurs when sounds and movement created by rodents are seemlessly replaced by sounds and movements from the “advancing mites” …this occurred both times and both times it affected the ability to have completely proper “control” efforts in place for absolute validation and experimentation
      . This adds to a sense of confusion and paranoia which of course doesn’t mix well with stimulents. I was fortunate to “catch myself” in that moment… stop, take a breath and simply accept that the infestation had changed, the advancing mites had returned, and home treatment needs to occur. (no freaking out, and in this case, I decided to keep things quiet and simply eliminate the problem.)
      In that moment of clarity, however, the small conspiracy-theorist within me (its actually very small, I don’t buy into much of anything) had me pause, at least for a couple of hours to do some patient observation of this phenomenon.
      It was noted that little white dust-balls seemed more prevalent in areas where these things could be heard and felt. In close still silent observation, I watched these things… and in about an hour of sitting over about a square-foot of space, I got to see 2 extraordinary events!
      1) “Advancing mite VS Bedbug”: A bedbug that was on some distant journey away from his native land (a.k.a. the bedroom area) just happened to enter my area of observation! Upon passage close to one of the white dustballs, the dustball suddenly moved toward the bed-bug and this extremely brief physical touch between them occurred which seemed to (bother?) the bed-bug who scampered a couple of centimeters away before turning back toward the dustball and just standing there. A few seconds later, it happened again! Same results. And seconds later again! This went on for a bit and once the bed-bug even advanced toward the moving dust and then back away. I grew bored of this, and started looking at other possible interactivity with these advancing mites out side of my own.
      When the opportunity occurred to watch a cockroach moving across the floor, two more notes occurred 1) Theory – the community of cockroaches has seemingly either decreased sharply in population, or had at the least become more covert about their movement throughout my home… 2) …fascinating… all of the cockroaches are being skittish (unusual) and when walking across the floor… upon approaching one of these balls, they would suddenly stop and drastically change direction… even fully turning 180 degrees and back-tracking to avoid these things.
      I cannot claim to know how an insect thinks, if it thinks, and if it feels… but behavioral cues might suggest that the bed-bugs are highly defensive and confrontagious toward the mites… and the cockroaches seemed straight up scared to death of them (it is actually, admittedly interesting to watch in a calm state. As I am finishing this, on my way out the door to home depot for more sticky traps, a mouse did re-enter this room, and I am heavily reminded of the difference in movement.
      The mouse is much more profound, and having made visual contact with it just now upon throwing something at it – I could hear the thing squeeking wildly as it returned to the area in the kitchen where I have determined these family of them to be living.
      My final thought: HOUSEKEEPING is the answer.
      To the professionals I say: Something is there. Look at mouse-droppings paired with common dust-mites over time… is it possible that the dust-mites are using something from the mouse-droppings that is action like a super-steroid to them making them Super-mites?
      To fellow-meth-heads…. Stop freaking out! You are making us look ridiculous. Ease up on the pandemonium, and do some science.
      To everyone else: Clean house… (including myself) this place is a f@#king wreck. It might as well be it’s own science experiment (shakes and lowers head in dismay and shame that I even had the ability to come up with all this.) Hope this helps or is at least funny.

  7. I need to know what kind of chemically balanced topical cream can I put on to get rid of these things. Please tell us the cure because all of a sudden I feel them all over after reading this article

  8. Keith mother f in Gierlach do you got it ,,,!!!!!; | June 24, 2022 at 3:41 am | Reply

    Because the shots they are giving people for covert19 is this mite so now what happened when the hive evolves that before it couldn’t but now they just gave it what it needs to and now can probably host a people because what the hive really are or were was tissue replicators with the right 3 combo and network can and has tried to take over humans covert19:was a bad idea in the 80s and still is a bad idea today best chances to remove your hives is from16 ,39 years of age after can give you cancer , and organ failures might not be strong enough to handle such of a detachment

  9. Cassell zeller | June 24, 2022 at 4:01 am | Reply

    Is demodex cause of acne???

  10. Ceasngin4life?? | June 24, 2022 at 4:15 am | Reply

    Host me arse lol…hostage lol…

  11. Candida is a yeast…not a worm.

  12. Where do you find these journalists? A zoo? How do I get this trashy sight off my phone?

  13. Seems gut bacteria, and the bacteria in your appendix will not be the only symbotic critters we carry. Who knows what we will discover next??? It’s so awesome to know we are not alone!!!

  14. Mites are banging on my face and I can’t even get a call back..

  15. Elaine Snelling | June 24, 2022 at 10:16 am | Reply

    You must be joking!!! Worm’s on our faces??!! Mating even!
    I think you all need to rethink some of your articles you come up with!! 😱
    Question, can you feel them and do they itch?

  16. Believe it or not, this or um these are a fact… Study shows that they are more active and noticeable in your senior yrs or ppl with a low immune system. These tiny sex craved maggots have been around for many many and many yrs they are nothing new at all to the world, oh and LOL Covid vaccines has nor had nothing to do with these little maggots. So just keep your hygiene in check and don’t start picking at your face trying to see them you will end up looking like a Meth Head with open uglies all over your face. Peace out…

  17. Jason Raymond | June 24, 2022 at 4:05 pm | Reply

    So glad they have anuses!!!

  18. Yet many people are severely allergic and asthmatic to mites, but these types feces is supposed to be healing? Considering the article goes from who knew? To know it all in such short report, I’m not so convinced as a highly sensitive person that I’m just going to be unaffected.

    Women’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than a males, while perhaps these studies were only performed on males as typical. I have been having blocked pores, issues on my back and upper arms for years that have been called atopic excema- or of unknown origin.

    I have an allergen zip up bag over my mattress and wash my pillow and bed coverings frequently. I’m queasy about sitting on a chemical or dust laden couch or rug as I have dust mite allergies to their feces I was told. I’m highly doubtful this new mites feces is anymore healthful to my wellbeing.

  19. Nicholas Jones, thank you! You truly made me feel so much better. C:

  20. Wow, people are ignorant. On the gut bacteria thing, there’s a lot of traction on the concept that gut flora significantly impact mental health as they are responsible for metering many hormones that affect your brain. Aside from that… Life and all living things are disgusting and gross. There’s no aspect of anything possessing DNA that isn’t. Get used to it or stop being alive.

  21. They can cause mattering in your eyelashes. My suggestion is wash your bedding in hot water, changing it often, especially your pillow slip, and using something like Johnson’s Baby Shampoo to wash your eyelashes and brows with warm water regularly. Otherwise, if you have a lot of problems with crusting, see a dermatologist. They do a demodex text to confirm. This article grosses me out, but I transcribed for a dermatologist for years so I’m not surprised. My comments are purely a layperson’s opinion.

    • Excellent advice!

      • Amen Mike V.Jun26th, I can feel em right now! And if i pay attention i can see em on the surface of my eye…shhhh. but ya can’t lool at them Mike V..cause they move with your eyeball…and when you swivel your eye back…why you’ve changed the whole scene. But they swim Mike V…in the clear what ever the hell coats your eyeball. We are a misunder people some say crazy, strung out, addicts even. I perfer alert, intuitive, and with a super attention to detail in every aspect of life. But Mike V.june 26. Some of us live amongst you, we who master the high and repurposed for endless energy. in doing doubled our lifespan… sleep deprivation is also a wicked strong and powerful sidekick to meth…and it’s free…now we’re hallucinating…
        …but yeah your right we’re not crazy, we can feel em. The trick is to play it off in the company of others. And I was gonna make a wise ass remark about these other long comments…ehh.F@#kit.

  22. Humans have nothing better to do than to come up with anything for even a second of attention, or to have any excuse to have anything to say. Instead of figuring out what’s living on human faces how about figuring out a way to end all the cruelty happening every minute to all the children and animals who are innocent and helpless in hopes of any sort of saving! More posts like that might actually make a positive impact in this world if tried more often!

    • This is like telling a meteorologist stop studying and predicting the weather and focus on figuring out how to make it 78 degrees and sunny everyday, in all places, until the end of time.
      You have nothing better to do than question the validity, and demean the importance, of biologists, all because your inflated ego has you convinced that your opinion matters. Instead of posting negative hateful comments why don’t you figure out how to cure cancer and world hunger? More comments like that might actually have a positive impact on the world.
      (See what I did there?)

      Wow you sound ignorant and uneducated

  23. I think this is sooooo gross but, it’s life. However, I agree with MacyH, find a solution for the children and animals that are being mistreated. They are innocent and helpless. Let’s come together and make a difference in the lives of those that are being mistreated. ✌

  24. That gives new meaning to “F*** Face” 🤪

  25. I think we need to STOP giving tax payer money to any public college study,Unless they are looking for a CURE for CANCER!

    • Cure:

      1. Avoid conventional medical treatment for *C*.
      2. Water Fast (Cancer cells cannot consume ketones; they must have simple sugars in order to live and reproduce. A person with an average BMI can water fast for several days. Cancer stem cells will die of starvation long before the person suffers any harm from water fasting.
      3. After the cancer stem cells have died, and tumors have shrunk, consume a vegan diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, seeds, ancient grains, and healthy fats like coconut, avocado, and olive oils. Avoid all sugar except fruit sugar in whole fruit only.

    • Cancers not the only thing we need a cure for. We need to STOP funding the development on weapons capable of wiping out all humankind, and start giving it to EDUCATION, clearly

  26. Snacking on sebum? Cutibacterium acnes (prev. known as Propionibacterium acnes) is a major cause of acne and is often present in drops of sweat. Yay, microbiology!

  27. guy who cares about science | June 25, 2022 at 8:06 am | Reply

    Today I learned how completely ignorant and uneducated about science people can be. Many of these commenters have no concept of what research is, or why it is important. Or what false conspiracy theories are, for that matter.

    Yes these are real (if gross) facts,and yes this is a science article. I thought it was interesting and reasonably well written. Go back to school America, please!

  28. This is so awful 😣!! I want to know how to get rid of them permanently!!!

  29. “Please find a cure for cancer and find a way to save the animals and the innocents!”
    Yes, all scientists have the same areas of expertise. Please, PLEASE rub your 2 last remaining brain cells together to produce an actual coherent comment jfc

    • Don’t tell me what to do with my brain cells, theres plenty of room for the two of them without having to rub together. The fact is that ALL SUFFERING MUST END AND ITS BIOLOGISTS RESPONSIBILITY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

  30. Great. Even things living on my face are having more fun than I am.

  31. Teresa Wisniewski | June 25, 2022 at 10:52 am | Reply

    MacyH who commented on skiteckdaily. Ur a beautiful person, I can tell by Ur comment. Very good, spread Ur intelligent views.

  32. Ew. The sublime joy of living.

  33. Most of you can call it what you want,but I can actually say that I have this problem,but not just dealing with dust mites add “mold mites” with the worms which happens anyway.
    I can also say it literally affects you and your self confidence because the sores bleed and release a clear sticky substance suddenly even with out touching them.
    By the way there not that focused on just the face but everywhere including the bottom of the feet/under fingernails or toe nails
    Just so you know I RENT and my landlord has simply said
    “Imagination” or “Hallucinations” plus telling the other tenant’s this as well
    Wish it was that, because the sores are embarrassing and painful, not to mention that first bite.

  34. Many of these comments are very unintelligent.

  35. Keith motherf……
    I never got vaccinated so that’s not it. I have been dealing with these little f****** for about 5 years now. It’s not a joke! Seeing is believing I guess!

  36. To those who think such research is a waste of money unless it leads to a cure for cancer, how do you know it’s not? Some of the oddest, or mundane, or bizarre studies lead to breakthroughs. Let the scientists do their work. This article is fascinating.

  37. Ivermectin kills them. It can be used topically, it is used against mites on humans with compromised immune systems such as those with HIV , healthy people shouldn’t worry too much about mites though.

  38. Actually these mites have more intelligence than some posters here.

  39. Embarrassed, it sounds like you might be dealing with more than mites. Sounds like Morgellons to me. I completely understand your reason for being “Embarrassed”, but you need not be. There are over 120 Morgellons groups on FB where you can gather great information on how to treat yourself when the medical community refuses to help.

  40. I could have gone my whole life not knowing this & still be considered a relatively intelligent person.

  41. Billy baggett | June 25, 2022 at 8:42 pm | Reply

    Thzts the biggest lie I ever heard. Im covered with thousands of what look like miges, but are actually, sn Archon oarasite…..Now called Reptillians, ysed ti be Mayans, im constantly harrasssed day & night…Theyrepitting it in food in stores. They want humans extinct…They laugh at me trying to tell my people, they believe were too stupid to unite… As God as my witness this is TRUE…….

  42. Sallie J Snider-Wilson | June 26, 2022 at 4:40 am | Reply

    I am no lab researcher, but in my humble uneducated opinion, I believe washing your bedding often and wearing oil at night on your face suffocates these little guys. Everything alive needs oxygen so they die off without it. I use a cold pressed organic caster oil to prevent wrinkles and it works really well. I do my eye lashes, eyebrows, and hair line plus my whole face. Sometimes I do this twice a day. There is no ridding them forever, but it helps a lot.

  43. Mike Randildo | June 26, 2022 at 5:19 am | Reply

    The more I learn about biology and what lives on and in the human body, the more I want to disinfect myself. Next time I go to lick a nipple, I have to think about these creatures and there vertical wieners and micro anus pooping all over. F off. Thanks for ruining sex once again!!

  44. Human beings are mites to the universe and we are so much nastier than any microorganism at least they aren’t tearing us up fighting political wars on the streets

  45. Bryan C McDonald 👋😎💨❤️🌻 | June 26, 2022 at 7:06 am | Reply

    Texas might fire ants and I’ll take a dump at once when they die and fire ants bite all at once when they fight

  46. Arcelia Ramirez | June 26, 2022 at 7:06 am | Reply

    going to make money now I am charging the mites🦠🦠🦠🦠 rent 👍

  47. Bryan C McDonald 👋😎💨❤️🌻 | June 26, 2022 at 7:11 am | Reply

    Like , Texas fire ants these “mites” all take a dump🕳️ at once when they die and TX fire ants bite all at once when they fight🔥

  48. Fascinating and enlightening!!!
    To the ignorant comments, I say: “You are right.”

  49. If they live outside of the body.. how could the immune system have any effect on these things??

  50. James Kilrain | June 26, 2022 at 12:01 pm | Reply

    Thanks a lot,for sharing this great news.We really needed to know.

    • .how do you get rid of them I have had them about a year and no doctor will no nothing about them and they don’t want to learn about them please someone help me

  51. Implied consent | June 26, 2022 at 12:02 pm | Reply

    There is a sure way to exterminate them by removing the food source. It’s simple, they live on your face. At night take a rubber band and a plastic bag, place that over your face, held in place by the rubber band. This not only destroys their food source, but asphyxiates many of these parasites in the process. It’s cheap, and, Guaranteed to work every time. Simply Genius!

  52. These comments explain why the world is the way it is…sad to know stupidity supercedes intelligence.

  53. Will an article be done on the internal worms and parasites that most Americans have?

  54. Misty
    Morgellons are different
    Pretty sure I have both. I have mites they cause problems with my eyes also cause crusty crap around my nose.

  55. Don’t think I’m going for this one. That first picture looks more like a piece of raw fish with a pin bone sticking out of it than human skin.

  56. I used to clean my sheets every day just because I loved that feeling of getting into clean sheets, then I thought that it was probably a bit over the top, and decided to go for every 4 days. Regression- I’m gonna go back.

  57. Kathleen P Engel | June 26, 2022 at 4:38 pm | Reply

    That is so disgusting.

  58. Hydroclor is a fairly new product which contains hydrochlorous acid. It is very effective in controlling these bacteria, especially those that breed in your eyelashes.

  59. So what would be the result? Humites?

  60. Creepy crawly things are all over me and having sex and pooping on my face while I sleep. How disgusting. No wonder I feel like sh_t when I wake up every morning.

  61. What with these creepy-crawlies and dust-mites, etc.
    getting in bed w us and
    enjoying a *flesh and blood buffet*,
    we should at least look for a Silver Lining…

    First of all……..

    Well, one benefit is…..

    These could help with ….


  62. My orphases itch even more now . Soak in 104 ° water for 40 min . After exiting the bath water apply a heavy layer of lotion everywhere. Leave on until iching is no longer ! Rise off in shower . Apply heavy layer of lotion and change sheets completely. Sweet dreams ! My personal remedy not recommending to anyone.

    • Balzang Underwood | July 2, 2022 at 6:36 pm | Reply

      All that spent coming up wif a clevva post…I turn my back and you’ve yanked it. YOU Bastads.well hell I’m nevva clicking on what hevver site this is again anyway. I hope all your mites die than..and ya pores stay clogged with their rotting corpses and poo…

  63. Hmm…As I look out my window and watch the “dog mom” with a beast strapped to her chest while a mother walks her son on what looks like a leash I’m thinking those mites are doomed if they hang around the only mammals dumb enough to buy water when it literally falls from the sky 🤔
    My 2 cents…here’s a nickel keep the change 😉

  64. Let me tell you people something I’ve been dealing with this for 2 years driving me crazy it’s no joke they’re on my eyes my ears my nose my mouth my hair all over my body I’ve tried everything to get rid of these things and people say tea tree oil coconut oil and all kind of other stuff you name it I’ve tried it give me something that really works because I’m tired I just want to die I went to two dermatologists they don’t know what the hell they’re doing they said they can’t find anything they just they’re just to get paid for doing nothing I need to find somebody that knows what they’re doing can verify for me this is taking over my life and on top of that I have fibromyalgia chronic severe asthma which makes it even worse for having these things so this is the last thing I needed I just don’t want to be here no more tired tired tired tired and if people think when they say they feel something moving around all over their body or in the hair they’re not crazy

  65. I don’t even feel bad for yall.

  66. Who knows? Maybe they’ll teach us to love one another. Lol

  67. SHERRY L BORROR | June 27, 2022 at 1:28 pm | Reply

    Oh my God, I will never look at a dude with a beard in the same way..
    Never ever ever and I am so disappointed I saw this..

  68. Tea Tree Oil is your friend | June 27, 2022 at 2:35 pm | Reply

    Must be why Whoopi Golberg keeps her eyebrows shaven! Now mine are crawling ESH

  69. Bill Griffiths | June 27, 2022 at 3:32 pm | Reply

    I have no idea who wrote this headline, but I sincerely hope whoever did takes up freestyle rapping (if they don’t already). It’s amazing.

  70. HollyandSnoop | June 27, 2022 at 5:05 pm | Reply

    Those of us with unbearable Morgellons disease have known about this since the 18th C.
    HELLO and FU to Medical doctors who refused to acknowledge this.

  71. I said this years ago,My daughter and I were talking about the eyebrows and why you see the little things on them when you wake up. They say sleep I think not and I was right. This is so creepy and nasty. Don’t think about it is what Im telling myself.So they live inside pores so does that mean the cleaning of the pores is really these mites.Some people have been opening up their pores for so long and maybe that’s how the little buggers get in. I don’t know I’m not a doctor or scientist I just guessing.

  72. Oh, so that’s where morning eye crusties come from…

  73. Coconut and olive oil. I am leery of putting tea tree oil so close to my eyes. Shampoo with tea tree oil would be milder to use.

  74. E'z2daG'z baby! | June 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm | Reply

    I believe that Covid-19 is a sign of the weakening federal structure that’s a piece of mind of our sharing and not knowing know madder how devided we were all American true old English literature is depths of core thinking I’ll figure a salution

  75. To Ana Huertas: Hang inthere, don’t give up! Keep searching for answers and keep reaching out for successful help! Keep researching. Help is on its way. 7 years I’ve suffered, finally got the Right help (& relief!)for fibro. Psoriasis is another endeavor, but with hope- always have hope! About the article: Ooo and ewe! Discovery is fascinating! Science is absolutely necessary for progress AND conservation. We’d still be in the Dark Ages thinking that seeing a comet shoot across the sky meant the sky is falling. Anyone old enough to remember the last Earthly orbit of Haley’s comet? I say learn all (you) can…about everything. We’re all here for such a short time…

  76. Kiley Baricevic | June 27, 2022 at 10:33 pm | Reply

    So what about those people that cake on make up? Or if u get a sunburn…do they die?

  77. If you have any doubts on the information, please visit the CDC website. This is true.


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  79. George L Symons | June 28, 2022 at 7:18 am | Reply

    Been telling people for coming on two years now!!! It’s worse than they are telling you,by a damn site!!! They can call it what they want but it’s Collembola!!! They’ve been my worst nightmare 4×10 to the worst per second!!! 100% pure cedar oil is the answer you are looking for… Nothing gets rid of them permanently though!!! good 🤞

  80. Skin mite cream . Only thing that helps.

  81. JPaul Emerson | June 28, 2022 at 2:53 pm | Reply

    “Scientists Discover:Life Is Gross” And if you think pore mites are nasty, you should see the follicle mite menagerie living in your hair. Welcome to the jungle, baby!

  82. The mites lookin at my phone like “you finally found out😬”

  83. Nicholas Brewer | June 28, 2022 at 11:09 pm | Reply

    Ericcca I have the same issue. Psoriasis on my scalp and face with excema covering my legs and spots all over my upper back, arms kind of. It’s embarrassing and has left tons of marks over the years.

  84. Adom, the correct spelling is “supersede.”

  85. You don’t have to be a “methhead” to feel crap in your face they have a illness and it shouldn’t be made fun of. I have stage 4 stomach cancer and my face has broken out terribly. Will I be considered a “cancer head” and made out of a joke? Help not hinder


  87. I believe that the hidden testing of ticks that was done by there CIA back in the sixties produced some sort of non destructible mutant tick that is very powerful and after decades has not only reproduced and evolved but is able to utilize the energy and wavelengths being put out by wifi. They are invading us and I believe that the government knows this. They released these ticks and certainly you would have to be r*****ed to think that they went and were able to gather them all up…where did they go??? I’m certain they didn’t catch a bunch of ticks and not alter them somehow?? I think it’s being dupped as Morgellans because to release the truth would certainly cause a lot of panic, lawsuits etc…

  88. Antonio Sanchez | June 29, 2022 at 10:38 pm | Reply

    Well I don’t want to hear about mites mating on my face cause if there’s going to be any mating on my face I better know they’re going to be FOR SUREs INSTEAD OF MITES ,make up your mind before any set huh .

  89. It is I, your fellow human and friendly sentient terrestrial Earth mammal | June 30, 2022 at 12:18 am | Reply

    The absolute state of these comments; I’d laugh if it weren’t so sad. However, I wonder, what do these little fellas do if they’re stuck on people who are only active at night?

  90. This just sounds like a whole lie 🙄 …bugs live in my face? Right.

  91. The voice in your head | June 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Reply

    People get so worried about every little thing they see on the internet. It’s LAUGHABLE!

  92. A lot of people are looking for a “cure,” but the article & the earlier one don’t say the mites are harmful, but that earlier theories that they cause infection are probably wrong. They could be helping us by cleaning pores & eating dead skin. Yes it’s pretty gross to think about, but there’s no cause for alarm. Not all bacteria & creatures that live on/in us are bad, though maybe more studies could be done to see if people with skin problems are being affected by the mites. Such a weird cool thing to learn about!

  93. Well at least the microscopic mites in the pores of my face are getting laid cuz I sure the f*ck ain’t

  94. Well this is definitely a game changer on the way I’m going to kiss my partner next time. 😉

  95. I wonder if they live in harmony with the bacteria that lives on our skin… Maybe the bacteria eats their excrement. Lol

  96. You mean succubus & incubus nite mites?

  97. From the comments, most ppl know VERY little about the micro world living ALL over and inside us humans. There are free and fun science videos out there. Micro is fascinating (and I’m not a science geek)! Learning about all those micro creatures can make ya get the eebie jeebies! Enjoy

  98. Mites are not as dumb as the faces of which they roam.

  99. I’ve noticed these mites quite a few years ago,and pointed them out to my Doctor, as well as to others. And was called a meth head and such. As I am now approaching 60 quite rapidly, the mites have increased twice as fast. Every morning it’s tweezers time bcoz they’re irritating and destroy my skin on a nuclear level!!! May tomorrows scare be effective enough to get this one outta the way.

  100. Their are mites having sex on my face!

  101. Gay mites in my hair follicles? No wonder my hair is falling out. I’m contacting Danuta at Rescue Spa to save me!

  102. Dogs tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner and wash my hair and body with the shampoo and then I bought tea tree oil moisturizer to put in water and you put six drops of the oil and you can spray your bed and your carpets or whatever you need and I did that three times a week for six weeks

  103. DR. WTF IS THAT? | July 2, 2022 at 8:40 pm | Reply

    Okay! For all of the individuals commenting (the goofy, true, false, scientific, itelectuals, those that lack the intelligence gene, etc.), if you really have issues with boils or sores, or not, try this experiment! This works wonders on those sores, and really quickly! As for the rest, you can just test your hygiene, # of pores, or simply ENTERTAIN YOURSELVES, as many of you have made me laugh!

    Go to a store, and get some “Hydrocolloid Gel Bandages.” Personally, I prefer the Walgreens brand. You can locate them same place you find band-aids. Wash your face, dry well, & place those things anywhere you want or need to (over the sores, and the experimenters and entertainers alike should put them on their noses & chins. Go to bed! Take them off when you wake up, BUT LOOK IN MIRROR FIRST 🪞 🤪 😏 😉 😜, and you will have your answer! I even have patients that have them ooze gooey gross stuff out the edges, so get the right sight or multiple sizes. Then, if you’re really curious, check those bandages out under a microscope! Have Fun!!!

  104. Morgellon the Mage | July 3, 2022 at 11:28 am | Reply

    All the dum-dums…Go pray to your flat earth, rpg daddy. Let the adults talk.

  105. These invisible skin mites almost cost my younger daughter her life years ago, just 10 days before her first birthday. It turns out they can build up in numbers behind plywood that is used as cover over the 2x4s. A house we had moved into years ago had plywood walls, so when September came and it got cool, I had shut the windows, not knowing any of this information. Thank God I found a wonderful allergist, who tested her, informed me and I ended up learning how to sheetrock so that she could live. She’s happily married today with 4 terrific grandchildren.

  106. These comments are insane,and make a good case for why the public shouldnt be told certain things.

  107. The amount of people who dont understand what microscopic means is terrifying! If you think you can see these things on you, go to a psychiatrist.

  108. Nverik Yaghoomian | July 4, 2022 at 4:18 am | Reply

    Wooow the mites even got their own pets.and now you got the mites pets screwing each other

  109. Just great!! Pass from mom to baby another thing for my child to toss in my face!!! 😂😂

  110. Lol my mum told me about these as a kid. Made me wonder if this is why babies get red rashes as newborns, having to adapt to them.

  111. Distilled water skin rinse. I use a sterile tub and at least 6 gallons of bath water per 200 lbs of human. Rags are not used. The regimen is five minutes before air drying.

  112. I laughed for hours after reading these comments. I have no worries in my life now

  113. This comments section proves that not only smart people read science articles.

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