In the past five weeks I tested six different methods of getting rid of the itch mites.
Some success, but not perfect yet.
Here are my findings:
- Itch mites' exosceleton, the rough outside that allows them to create the wounds on you is sensitive to a certain sugar: D-Mannose. It even kills many of the mites, but not all. It depends on the kind of contact with the dissolved sugar.
I have found that if you dissolve the D-Mannose in water, and spray it or dub it on the skin, contact with an itch mite kills the mite. Fast. A few seconds.
I have been also testing the D-Mannose internally: using it dissolved in water, tea, juice. The quantity that is definitely effective is about 2-3 tablespoons a day. It doesn't kill the mites, but it removes their hard shell. They will die without the protection.
- Diligence in washing the floors and clothes in Borax is very important: itch mites can survive off the body indefinitely. It's best to change your sheet daily, and soak it in Borax water, dry it, and use it again. Same with towels. How much Borax? I use muscle test... it's always a little more than I felt. Regular detergent doesn't kill the mites.
I am using bulksupplements.com for D-Mannose, and use the 20 mules brand of Borax that you can find in your grocery store.