Essential Oils Vs. Chemicals

Do essential oils work as well as chemicals against mites? Are essential oils as strong as chemicals?


Essential oils are not just homeopathic remedies used by natural doctors. Within the mainstream medical community, it is widely known and accepted that essential oils are quite powerful against parasites, including fleas, ticks, mites and bedbugs. In an article released by the National Library of Medicine, essential oils are characterized as effective alternatives for chronic scabies mite cases where permethrin and lindane fail. (View Source.) This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consult your doctor or use the chemical cream prescribed by your dermatologist. No two mite cases are exactly the same, and different people may have unique allergies or sensitivities, which makes it nice to have options. All mite treatment regimens should begin with a comprehensive consultation with a medical professional. We are simply here to provide organic alternatives for those who don’t respond well to chemicals.


The Environmental Protection Agency classifies cedar oil as a low risk pesticide. Permethrin—the chemical most pest control operators use against mites—is classified as a likely carcinogen. Lindane, a chemical commonly found in lice and scabies treatments, is classified as a probable carcinogen. As with any topical pesticide, our organic formula should not be ingested by humans or animals. Direct eye contact should be avoided. A painter’s mask should be worn when using ANY type of fogging solution for pest control purposes, including our organic fog solution.



What Makes Our Organic Cedar Oil Formula Powerful and Unique?

  • Can be used as a direct hit spray to destroy common household insects you see!
  • Erodes the exoskeleton of insects that crawl through treated areas, contributing to the early demise of insects you don’t see.
  • Repels a wide variety of insects and discourages new insects from moving into treated territory for up to a month.
  • Dissolves eggs on contact, but not by proximity. In other words, eggs must come in contact with the formula, not just the vapors.
  • Won’t stain carpets, bedding or furniture because it’s steam distilled in small batches to remove impurities.
  • Spreads nicely over wide areas because it’s not mixed with water. (Our formula contains a special organic solvent that helps it stay mixed. Normally, oil and water will always separate, producing very uneven results when distributed over wide areas. That’s why it’s so difficult to treat wide surfaces with essential oils that are sold in tiny bottles at health stores.)
  • Can be applied directly to humans, dogs and horses.
  • Is endorsed by Animal Wellness Magazine as a safe alternative to dangerous chemical and spot drop flea treatments, which shorten life spans and cause SEVERE reactions in more than 44,000 animals each year.  Read more…
  • Is used by housing authorities across the country against bedbugs because these hearty parasites have an uncanny ability to develop resistance to chemical pesticides.


Top Fifteen Questions Posed by Mite Customers


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1.) How many times do I have to fog or spray with Dr. Ben’s Evictor before the mites in my home are gone? How much should I buy?

2.) How can I tell what type of mite is infesting me?

3.) How can I tell the difference between a mite and a springtail?

4.) How can I trap mites and collect mite samples?

5.) Who can identify my mite samples?

6.) Are mites more attracted to some individuals than others? Why do mites seem to attack me more than other family members?

7.) Are there any natural supplements I can take to help my immune system battle mites?

8.) What are some handy products I can buy at the store to treat mites?

9.) How do I kill mites in the laundry?

10.) Do essential oils work as well as chemicals against mites?

11.) Is your cedar oil formula safe for humans?

12.) Is your cedar oil formula safe for dogs, cats and horses?

13.) What’s in Dr. Ben’s Evictor? What are the active and inactive ingredients?

14.) What’s the difference between the indoor formula and the outdoor formula?

15.) Do you offer a money back guarantee?