Great to hear so much good advice!! I thoughtI had fleas from a friends cat, and tried all the usual things to eliminate them, getting increasingly desperate and more chemical, I used 'bombs' twice and was still being bitten. Saw Dr who said she thought it was a mild case of shingles!! But I had felt them biting me so did further googling. Realised that the wild birds we had been feeding would sit on our garden furniture, which I then sat on, and sometimes dried the laundry on. The mite must have fallen off them. Now I've made that connection things should improve. I have also put diatomaceous earth all around my bed and in my bed after I get up[dont breathe the powder in!! ] I sit in my gym's dry sauna for at least 10 mins every day, with the clothes I wore, and the heat seems to kill them on my body. I vacuum every day, and wash and tumble dry all my clothes and bedding every day as well. Last night I sprayed my bed and myself with a DEET spray, but don't want to do that too often! But no bites today. Will keep you posted! Bye the way spoke to the council and they ar convinced that mites cannot live without birds for more than 2 weeks, and that people who say they do are 'being dramatic'!! Amazing, has he not read these posts???
I maintain 3 colonies of feral cats. Some of the cats have turned a bit friendly and allow me to pet them. Two days ago, I noticed that two of them had problems with their faces - almost raw flesh exposed and red bumps everywhere. Even the nose up to the nostrils were exposed flesh. I realized it was a bad case of mites, as the two cats were always nuzzling each other. I figured that the raw flesh was due to them scratching from the mites.
I left the scene and went home and opened a fresh can (I use a Non GMO brand from sugar beets grown in Europe, as pretty much all un-organic sugar beets in USA are GMO) and went back to the cat colony and sprinkled it generously on their wet and dry food. The next day when I returned, the two kitties faces were almost completely normal - with only a tiny scab here and there. I was absolutely thrilled and amazed. I am now going to use it regularly as I think it will help them with their fleas. I remember years ago, one of my uncles said it cured him from "itchy butt"(anus) so I thought I would try it for the kitties mites, and it worked.
(Sante Fe, Nm)
For my cat's ear mites, I used Diatomaceous Earth with a Suction Silicone Baby Nose Cleaner Pump That you can get in the infant section of your store. I put diatomaceous earth into it and it puffs deep into the ear and worked very effectively and easily for getting in deep.
Chicken Mites on my Cat:
Diatomaceous Earth doesn't work. I can't get them to eat brewer's yeast. I'm now using Kleen Green green by natural Genesis. The chicken mites are in my apartment. I've done all I know to do for many months. I got rid of my bed most of what I own I dress out of the freezer, I shower twice a day, I use Kleen Green on my cats and my apartmen. The vets don't have answers Revolution wasn't enough, Advantage Multi even with the Kleen Green doesn't work it's impossible to get rid of every single transparent chicken mite. I could use some better advice. Thanks!
This is for Ted, if the editors can forward it. Recently l stumbled across Australian poultry houses using an effective preventative for the red mite used in their chicken's water dish. It's called Red Stop Solution, and contains, tansy, thyme and burdock. Now Tansy can kill you, so sparing daily use can only be done using the extract, not the oil. This combination makes the chickens blood taste bad to the mites and is curing the problem, since the mites can't feed and starve to death. l know you were working with some nuns on ingestion of something to make yourself taste bad to the mites, so maybe this is it. Tansy has historically been used to kill parasites, treat hearts, skin problems and several other uses.
My cat had some really strange mites even my vet had no clue, they stuck up and out like sharp claws. Thankfully she was a good natured cat as I bathed her with mild solutions, I continued web searches and found a remedy. I mixed lavender oil and a citrus/I chose lemon juice and mixed water soaked her well and let her run as she wanted, the next day I gave her a good bath and have never seen these mites again.The previous owner said she had this problem for many years. It's been almost two years and finally she is free and happy, rather than uncomfortable 24/7.
Ear Mite Remedy - Perfection. Here is one I heard from a vet....who also admitted they will never tell you this in the office since it will cause them to lose out on some profit. This worked for my male adult cat who would never let me near his head - ever. Take the flea and tick medication (I cannot for the life of me remember which brand I used) and put one drop and one drop only in each ear. I did this for my cat, literally all I did was put one drop in each ear, no rubbing, no rinsing, nothing. The ear mites disappeared, never came back again, and he was a brand new cat that just loved attention! Give a try and see for yourself!
I have been using Ted's formula for my little dog who is also being eaten alive by these tiny jumping mites and all it is doing is drying out her fur and still being literally swarmed by these mites. I spent about 4 hours last nite dousing her with the formula and finally poured 50/50 ACV over her to get relief, they had gotten down to her anus and she was running around like crazy, thinking she need to go outside, let her out and back in running to room to room. What else can I try to kill these mites in my house. I've been fighting them for 5 years, I have done all the cleaning, vacuing, everything I have found on line, good hygene for her ad me and still they fight you back. Last night she had decided that it was time to sleep on Mama's bed, she has her sheets and blanket and sleeps at the foot of my bed, for the height she has usually feels safe, she will not sleep in her custom made bed because the of the mites buzzing her ears and face so she took the sofa but last night I even felt more activity than I had for some time and when I took her off the bed, where she was standing and I put my hands around her it felt like a million stinging nettles on my hand, they had not come up too much at my pillows but it was amazing how much they had swarmed around her. Even today, most any place I use my hands I'll get bitten by them, I gave her a bath and used a tiny amount of Toni"s formula with dry mustard in her shampoo, just hoping the tiny amount would be strong enough to kill the mites on her. I had burned a citronella candle just a day before hoping they would somehow find a way out. I don't leave my windows and doors open because they are in the air outside and sure make their way to my place. I don't know if they are the same thing I feel on my legs and arms, especially if I have on shorts, I feel them hitting my legs and arms, these don't seem to bit but nothing will kill them. The best luck I've had is straight 3% HP and my whole house is sprayed every day in the am and pm. I know God created the earth and everything on it but why can't he move them to another spot where they don't bite and harm people. Any suggestions on sprays and oils for pooch. I've tried Oregano oil diluted for her, no luck; just something to get them out of my house!!