We tried WalMart brand-ish pine pellets and went right back to Feline Pine. Dunno' what makes the branded stuff better, but it is.
Mites - yuck! I'm not grossed out by many bugs, but they give me the heeby-jeebies. (The others would be wasps/hornets, maggots, tapeworm larvae, those icky centipede things that live in basements and can run 1000 miles per hour when the light gets turned on, and cockroaches.)
212 - SUPERB-A-MUNDO-GREATNESS!!