Dust mites or house mites do not like wool
Dust mites, or dust mites, do not like wool. They are much more comfortable in warm, moist environments such as synthetic fabrics or down. And since dust mites are a major cause of allergies and asthmatic symptoms, so this is good news for wearers of Russian wool socks! We are not giving medical advice here, nor are we making any hard scientific statements, but with a round of Googling you will find this statement confirmed.