How to Kill Scabies Mites Safely
Scabies mites are arguably the most dreaded of all mite species that can bite or infest humans. Unlike most mites which simply drop away after feeding, scabies mites burrow under the skin to complete their life cycle and cause severe itching and chronic rashes with red papules. These mites can also present a great challenge to physicians. Prescription creams containing permethrin are effective for some, but many of our customers report that traditional chemical treatments have not solved chronic problems. A supreme aversion to chemicals will often lead scabies victims to seek natural treatments made of essential oils. Since scabies mites can’t live away from the human body for more than a few days, fogging applications aren’t necessary. However, it’s a good idea to treat couches and bedding, as these mites may be picked up by other humans who come in contact with shared surfaces. In homes where dogs carry the sarcoptic mange mite, it is very important to spray carpeted areas.
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More Facts About Scabies Mites
SIZE AND APPEARANCE: Scabies mites are invisible to the naked eye. Under a magnifying glass or microscope, they may be seen as tiny specks crawling out of the skin.
MODE OF TRANSMISSION: Scabies mites are usually transferred through prolonged skin-to-skin contact. They cannot jump, hop or fly from one person to another. A casual handshake is not a high risk activity, but cuddling between parents and children is sufficient to transfer the mites. In severe cases, scabies mites can be transferred through contact with casual surfaces such as clothing, furniture and bedding. Dogs with sarcoptic mange can also transfer scabies mites to humans.
ABILITY TO INFEST PEOPLE AND HOMES: Scabies mites burrow under human skin and take up residence for long periods. Since they can survive without a human host for 24 to 36 hours, direct treatment of beds and couches is a good idea for those who desire an extra measure of protection. Sick or elderly family members with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to mite infestation. See Dr. Ben’s Evictor, our indoor mite killing formula.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Scabies mites produce intense itching as opposed to tingling or prickling sensations. Scabies infestations of the skin are often characterized by scaly patches, tiny burrows, tunnels or thread-like projections. The rash can cause red papules with small lines attached called burrows. A scabies rash typically occurs on the wrists, in between fingers, in the armpits, around the waist or in the genital area.
DISEASE TRANSMISSION: There is no evidence that scabies mites can carry disease.