A good way to effectively kill all the bugs on your body is simply to bathe each night. The bugs cannot breath underwater. I also recommend using some eucalyptus, tea tree, or pennyroyal oil (toxic use with caution) along with a half a cup of vinegar in the bath as the bugs are not fond of the smell. Always wash your sheets and clothing frequently, and spray rugs and furniture with a mixture of rubbing alcohol, vinegar, tea tree, and either eucalyptus or pennyroyal oil. Only a few drops of each oil is needed.
(Los Angeles, Ca USA)
I have suffered with a mite infestation for 3 months, which was seemingly was contracted from bales of sugar cane mulch I had used.
The Dr. gave me a cream to apply all over my body - to which I had an allergic reaction. I ended up on Steroid tablets to reduce the itch & inflammation as well as anti-histamine tablets.
None of these eradicated the mites.
I decided to take a bath to which I added Himalayan Salt & about 9 drops of tea tree essential oil - & stayed in the bath for 1 hr. It made sense the mites would not like salt. If you live near the ocean - go and bathe in natures salt water.
I mixed an oil application which gave me immediate relief as well as reduced the skin irritation & redness.
50 ml of Neem Oil; 50 ml of Coconut oil, 1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric powder; 50 drops of Tea tree essential oil
I applied this all over my body twice yesterday - and after only 2 applications huge improvement. Neem oil has an unusual smell, however, who cares if it eradicates the mites.
Hope this helps someone out there.
Topical Garlic for Mites
Crush 4 large cloves of garlic & macerate with mineral oil(baby oil) or bath oil(bath oil is a soluble mineral oil, & for this application, worth the cost)
Let the mix steep for several hours, then crush through a fine sieve.
For mineral oil, add a little liquid soap or bath wash, to emulsify with water.
Add enough water to make the mix liquid, especially if you want to spray it on. Add some lemon juice to reduce the smell ( it does smell! The active part is apparently the smelly part, so no luck there). It may burn, so add as much water as you need.
Rub the mix wherever the mites are. They hate it & it kills them. They seem not to come back. Any further bites just rub with the oil, or hold them down with a garlicky finger. Mine would attach to the skin so I needed to scrape them back with a fingernail.
My infestation is probably bird mites & is highly resistant to permethrin products (applied in concentrations both absurdly high & totally irresponsible) & slightly deterred by tea tree oil but the garlic mix gets a whopping 9 dead bugs out of 10 for stopping power & revenge value.
Keep away from eyes!
The is adapted from a Depression era insecticide recipe which works really well.
Garlic stores it's winter food just above the ground, where all the bugs & bacteria live, so it's chemical protection needs to be good. The mite family has 50 000 species & pre-dates insects, so they know a thing or two about adapting to local conditions.
Hope this helps you murder those suckers.
(Sydney, Nsw Australia)
(Vaaldam, Gp South Africa)
I have struggled with a severe infestation for 9 months now and have tried most remedies here with varying success but never been cured. I thought about garlic a while ago but saw reports by some people saying tablets were not making much of a difference. Then I came across a separate article by Dr Edward Group recommending fresh garlic tea for enhanced immunity and I thought I would have a go.
Method: slice 1 large or 2 smaller cloves thinly to expose as much surface area of garlic as possible. Put in a cup and cover with boiling water for 10 minutes. It is important to put a saucer or cover over the cup to prevent garlic oils from evaporating.
After one cup I felt a gazillion mites exploding under my skin, like tiny fireworks going off for a good 15 minutes. Day 2 I had 3 cups throughout the day. Not a single crawl felt again. I am continuing for a while as my cats have the mites and apparently garlic is toxic to cats - so until they are are cured I'm drinking the tea.
I am so happy!!!!! So easy and cheap - I can't believe how hard we struggle and yet the cure is so simple. I would also recommend spraying bed linen, carpets and shoes with salt water to kill ones in the environment. I also put salt in my shower puff and rinse my hair in salt water. It has been effective but the garlic tea has been the real mite exterminator!! It makes sense that the only effective cure is going to be from the inside. Please try this - you will be so glad that you did!! Xx
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Just answered a question our new boy, Van, put to me about mites. I then went on to read what was in the archives. Most folks have Demodex mites their entire lives to one degree or another. I have had them and they are kind of a pain, but all live with them their entire lives. Yep, your nose can be red along with your eye lids. Not a crisis. These are microscopic. You are just not pretty.
On the other hand the one's my new friend, Van has, will put you in the top of a tall, tall pine tree. There is no way you can live with these dang buggers.
Here's my point. Mites are not mites, and this site needs to figure out how they can be categorized. Ain't no way drinking ACV gonna cure the mites that are under your skin and you can see. We are talking apples and oranges and misleading lots of folks.
I know I stirred the pot, but it needed stirring.
You can use Kleen Green by Natural Ginesis directly on your skin and in your hair (home as well). We tried just about everything for chicken mites and this was the only thing that worked in the end. It is completely non toxic!!!
In May, 2009, my mother died in the hospice ward of a decrepit hospital that allows and encourages wild animals into its grounds right up to the building itself.
When they returned her clothing, I found three neatly-folded hospital blankets at the bottom of the bag. They were caked with mud, animal droppings, bloodstains, and unknown debris.
From that bag, my home was infested with bedbugs and permethrin-resistant fleas, and I was infested with scabies. For almost a year, two pest control companies couldn't eliminate the fleas. I finally imported diatomaceous earth from the US and they all died in four days.
The scabies were also permethrin-resistant (Lyclear Dermal Cream and Derbac M all failed) so I tried Kleen Green. Inside a month I was clear.
But I was left with incessant tickles, "stinging, " and crawling sensations, as well as a little itching.
Two dermatologists and a psychiatrist diagnosed delusional parasitosis. None followed the protocols for making such a diagnosis, none would examine my photographic images, and I was given anti-psychotic injections (Risperidone) for a year without my knowledge or informed consent and instructed to ignore the sensations as they were just "transient itches."
For the full horror story, as well as many images of insects in hair follicles and sebaceous plugs, damaged and discoloured skin, please visit my website:
Thanks to a kind commenter on my site, I found Earth Clinic and all these possible remedies from kind and helpful people.
Thanks to the ludicrous delusional diagnosis, these insects have now had two and half years to spread over my entire body, from scalp to soles of feet. The only areas they haven't populated are the palms of my hands and my penis. I even have them in my anus, up my nostrils, and in my ear canals. My skin everywhere is dry, flakey, and itching has increased. Life is hell.
I've been drinking unpasteurised ACV "with mother" for over a month (three tablespoons in warm water taken with food three times daily) and have noticed only a very slight improvement.
I also take two heaped tablespoons of food-grade diatomaceous earth in a half-pint of water at about 7:30 each evening.
I shave my head and face every night before bed with shaving oil, then apply a moisturiser with aloe vera.
I was about to start spraying my body with a 50/50 dilution of the ACV when I found Ted's internal borax and baking soda remedy. I'm about to go mix up my first batch now but I'm a bit confused.
1. How do you measure 1/4 of a teaspoon?
2. Another post here mentions adding a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the water as well. Ted doesn't say to do this, so is it correct?
3. Ted's remedy on the Rosacea thread only mentions adding borax to the water - no baking soda. Why the difference?
4. In Ted's external borax remedy, he mentions using a "borax saturated solution" (what's that?) with 1% hydrogen peroxide but doesn't say what proportions of each to use. Anyone know the answer to this?
5. I'm 60 years old, osteoporotic, and partially disabled due to a spinal injury so there are parts of my body I can't reach. Consequently, I have to use a spray bottle or a long-handled applicator for my back. How important is it to massage this mixture into the skin? And how often should this external treatment be done?
Well, that's it for the moment. Thank you for your time, attention, and patience. I wish you all the very best of luck with these demons. And if you want to see the images the dermatologists turned their backs on, please check out my site.
(San Francisco, Usa)
(Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland)
(Sydney, Nsw Australia)
(Forest Park, Ohio)
(Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland)
(Roanoke, Va, Usa)
I just got some hemp oil from the health food store and wondered what is the best way to use it to enhance my efforts to rid myself of the internal bird mite infestation and/or possible morgellons? Should I use it in an oil pulling routine?
Please somebody respond soon. I have posted three times in the past two days, and would love some feedback.
(Los Angeles, California, Usa)
Hi, I am suffering from a mite infestation, and want to begin the borax treatment. My question is that in order to increase alkalinity in my system, I have been drinking multiple cups of green tea per day for a few weeks now. In view of the flouride issue, should I stop doing this while taking the borax? Will it be counterproductive? I am also taking 300 mg of MSM per day. Will this do anything either beneficial or counterproductive?
Tried about everything. Going on 2 yrs. boyfriend, dog, daughter, her boyfriend and soon 2 b newborn (really scary). Damn docs think your crazy even though I have the sores. Now really bad sores everywhere. Will try borax again. Want 2 order terpinen online. So sick and tired. At times just resolve to have this forever, as I refer to "them" as my coffin bugs. My scalp all over, face/jaw line, arms, buttocks, upper legs. Moved 4 times. Lost everything.
(Spring Hill, Fl Usa)
(Cape Cod, Usa)
I went through a horrific experience with bird mites. At first, I was the only sufferer since females are usually attacked prior to anyone else in the home. I felt alone since no one believed me and started to think I was going insane. I lost sleep every-night and became delusional, enough to where I lost my job. My intense research brought me to birdmites.org where I finally had an answer. I went to the local pest store, bought residual indoor and outdoor products, fumigated the attic and also sprayed the yard and trees. A few months later did the same thing to kill the rest that hatched. It worked!!
Finally figured out that they came from a dead bird that was found in the attic after a hurricane. Also noticed it got worse when it rained or was humid outside (which is common in the south). If it would have gone on any longer, I probably would have taken my life -- that's how severe it became and I'm not a suicidal or depressed person. I am still angry that I was so alone and want to help anyone suffering from it. It can be defeated!!!
(Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Hi I' ve only just found this site. I have an chronic unidentifiable mite infestation. My sister, my son and I still have them. (4 other people managed to get rid of them as I was able to get them to act fast-but with greaaat difficulty. And they dont live/ bed with a small child!)I' ve lived with the mitets 4 years now! No medical people can find anything or believe me. They live in my ears as well as head/face mostly-travel over my body,bite like a sand fly armpits groin too,arms, legs! I feel them hatching and the larvae stage is different in crawling sensation to the adult. They mostly lay eggs behind ears but elsewhere on top. I know this as I spent months shaving our heads and the popping sounds behind my ears and crawling around from there(!)-they like to run for cover when so exposed-or after treatment they move around to get away-hence migration into ears.A night I distinctly feel them crawl over my face into eyelashes and eyes brows cheeks. from within ears and nearby external ears. Yes I have gone completely insane, washing and poisoning us and avoiding others. Ive tried a huge range of natural products of course. Mega bucks. I will look into the baking soda and borax mix thank you. You dont say how to have it, please? And I' ll try the ACV. Ive begun using 5% Coal tar shampoo,some relief but just read it's banned in higher doses as coal tar is a well known carcenogenic. Sigh!
(St. Paul, Mn)
Maybe a flea ?
I have discovered after a year of battleing these invisible biting creatures, that there also is a flea called the Sticktight Flea, which is just as small as the bird-rat mites, and it loves humans, likes to live in crotch area, scalp, face and ears, and i do mean it lives in the ears, and burrows into the flesh there, when you use remedies in your ears it goes under the flesh, very hard to kill, I got suspicious when I saw one I got from between my cats toes, and they cause dogs- cats to do the head shaking also, I have been pulling stuff off my body for a year now, and they have been things that are the same as all 3 stages of this creature, they come off wildlife, including wild birds !! I am going to start battleing with products for fleas and see what happens, along with my zapper which helps.
EC: Another name for a sticktight flea is Echidnophaga gallinacea: http://course1.winona.edu/kbates/_private/Echidnophaga gallinacea.htm
(Vero Beach, Florida)
(Brisbane Queensland Australia)
Bed Bugs Cure- HAIRDRYER! A friend of mine traveled through Africa and brought back bed bugs! I tried to help her for months trying to get rid of these creatures with every kind of spray, buying new mattresses--it was a total nightmare. They were biting her son almost every night--it was disgusting and frustrating. She spent a lot of money and time with all kinds of products and professionals and they would the bedbugs would just return. She was becoming very discouraged and depressed over it. Finally, I read online(after searching for months for a solution) that blowing a HAIRDRYER on the infected areas on high heat would kill them--permanently. Just use an ordinary hairdryer on HIGH HEAT all along the edge of the mattress and carpet, and anywhere you think they could be hiding(usually no deeper than 1/4 inch into the mattress so you just need to heat this up good). Putting the dryer on high heat, blowing the hot air closely for several minutes will kill the bugs and any eggs before they hatch. Do this BEFORE buying a new mattress so your new one doesn't get infected! This is the ONLY thing that actually worked, it's been several months now and no bugs have returned. Don't spend your money on services or expensive solutions that promise results--complete waste of money! Congratulations, you've just found the cure--and it's free!
(Ã‰vora, Alentejo, Portugal)
(Valley Ford, California)
(Studio City, Ca)
I have been fighting this for 2 years now...quite frustrating to say the least, but have found some things that have helped greatly...I used a naturopath to test some cures...Venus Fly Trap extract tested positive as did Green Hull Black Walnut extract, Wormwood tincture extract, sulphur homeopathics and calcarea carb, Neem tested (likely for killing the flying things)... I have also used a homeopath and he has put me on what he feels is my constitutional and feels this will rid my body of them...Graphites is the remedy he said was my personal remedy...everyone has a different one and you need to find a good homeopath to discover yours...if will cure most of what ails you. I have to admit the things weakened considerably using the Graphites...unfortunately I need the coffee to work daily with lack of sleep and that does inhibit the effects of the homeopathic, as does mint and all strong smelling and tasting things (perfume) for example...which makes it difficult to effect the cure...but I'm pretty sure if you get your right remedy your body could heal itself...Homeopathics are miraculous...I've seen them do many amazing things overnight...stop OCD, make kidney stones disappear stop flu in its tracks, get rid of 104 temperature in 15 minutes, etc... So I believe homeopathics could do the job alone, but a combination of them and herbs could easily do it...I have found that calendula ointment and possibly wormwood on the skin really cleared up the mites on the face. Has anyone else experienced what I have with the worms? I never hear anyone talk about it...My white worms seem to harbor in my feet...and when I go to bed they seem to awaken and crawl up my legs to attack the rest of my body...I have had worms as long as 3-4" come out in the bath...I actually make large pots of wormwood/black walnut/quassia and other teas and strain them into my bath...helps some. I'm wondering if I have Morg and something else going on at the same time because I've heard no one else speak of these symptoms. I have found over time that these buggers become stronger the harder I fight them...especially the tea tree oil...it seems to drive them deeper into the body...when they feel under attack they lay larva like fiends. Anyway, I could write on for hours about my experiences, but this will do for now..Good luck!
(Wellington, New Zealand)