Why Do I Seem to Attract Mites?

Are mites more attracted to some people than others? Why do mites attack me more than other people living within the home? Is there something about my personal makeup that attracts mites?


  • Candida is popular buzzword worth researching online. Many holistic practitioners believe that mites are more attracted to individuals with fungal infections of the skin or intestinal tract. Springtail customers are especially concerned about battling candida infections. Many insist that they seem to be less attractive to micro tiny attackers when they remove bread, pasta and sugar from their diets. Symptoms of candida overgrowth may include brain fog, intense sugar cravings, weight gain, abdominal bloating and nail fungus. Your doctor can administer a simple candida test, or you can purchase one online.
  • Lyme Disease is another condition worth researching. Borrelia burgdorferi is a bacteria of the spirochete class and the main causative agent of Lyme Disease. Those infected with this bacteria are prone to bizarre neurological sensations such as tingling, crawling, numbness and buzzing. I’ve received many calls from people who believe that the Lyme bacteria makes them more attractive to insects, including mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. While their stories are very compelling, it’s important to understand that this theory of attraction is not proven. There’s a huge difference between hearsay and medical research. Phone calls are not documentaries, and  blogs are not medical journals. There’s a long list of factors that make certain people more attractive to insects, including excessive sweat, increased pheromones, higher body temperatures and varying carbon dioxide emissions. Discuss ALL of these factors with your doctor, and get tested for Lyme as part of a comprehensive health maintenance program.
  • Allergies can sometimes make it appear as if one person in the home is more attractive to mites than others. If Dad has a couple minor bites and Mom’s skin is badly riddled with marks, it could be that Mom is experiencing intense allergic reactions while dad isn’t showing much evidence of nightly attacks. An over-the-counter antihistamine can help lessen the body’s reaction to mite bites.


*Mite cases increase dramatically in the summertime. Many cases are connected to pets, mold or landscaping materials. In other words, mite infestations are not always tied to candida or chronic illness. Bird and rodent mites tend to bother all occupants living within a given space, although people with compromised immune systems can experience much greater irritation. The same is true of mange mite infestations, particularly those connected to sarcoptic and cheyletiella mites. The human scabies mite is quite adept at infesting anyone who comes into direct contact with it, including young or healthy individuals with no preexisting medical conditions.


Are there any natural supplements I can take to help my immune system kill mites and fungus?


Many natural herbs and oils are purported to kill fungus and parasites in the intestinal tract. Such substances are also said to battle external parasites by strengthening the immune system and turning the blood into a less appetizing delicacy for micro tiny attackers. The following guide is included in our discussion of parasites for research purposes only. Consult a medical doctor or holistic practitioner to determine how much of these substances you can ingest as part of a daily regimen. Beware that natural treatments are powerful, and they can have consequences. For example, raw garlic can thin the blood. It shouldn’t be taken by individuals on prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin. Peppermint oil can cause drastic heartburn issues, and it may interact with certain medications. A comprehensive consultation with a naturopathic physician will help you design a daily regimen that doesn’t conflict with pharmaceutical prescriptions or worsen existing medical conditions. The modest fee is worth its weight in gold. Patients with chronic parasite issues tend to feel brushed aside by the mainstream medical community, partly because their doctors don’t have the time for lengthy consultations in a busy clinical environment. Holistic practitioners tend to spend much more time consulting with clients and designing comprehensive nutritional plans to fit individual needs.


  • Raw Garlic
  • Turmeric (Available in pill form.)
  • Oregano Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Wormwood
  • Coconut Oil
  • Seabuckthorn Oil
  • Royal Jelly


What Makes Our Organic Indoor Formula Powerful and Unique?

  • Can be used as a direct hit spray to destroy common household insects.
  • Leaves a fresh cedar aroma to discourage insects from moving back into sprayed territory. (Residual effects are just as important as immediate effects, especially when it comes to treating carpets, bedding, cabinets and wood floors.)
  • 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.
  • Can be applied directly to humans, dogs and horses to treat fleas and mites.
  • Much less expensive than essential oils packaged in tiny bottles. Tiny bottles are meant for skin, not for wide scale home treatment!
  • Excellent for use with fog machines.
  • 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…
  • 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


If you’ve found this page helpful, you may also enjoy visiting our page that covers the top questions posed by mite customers.



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?