Want to find your personal posse of Demodex mites? Gently scrape the pores on the sides of your nose. Juergen Peter Bosse/iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption Juergen Peter Bosse/iStockphoto Shots - Health News Hey, You've Got Mites Living On Your Face. And I Do, Too August 28, 2014 If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.