Itch mites – some progress

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Vaginal Itch mites developments

It seems that the males are successfully avoiding you, and they make out, copulate, make babies on the floor. So we need something to wash the floors with, spray them, something that would make the males infertile, like neem.

Turns out that dandelion roots are such... I haven't tested them, but most everyone in temperate climates, has dandelion in their yard, so it may be an easily attainable solution. It's not the only plant, I will keep on looking, for example for Indians, or other continents.

Another new thing: Stevia in the irrigation or bath water also kills itch mites... I haven't found the concentration yet.

I am looking for new ways...

Now, what if you have itch mites and you hate Neem? Can you just use the floor washing? I hope so. I love Neem, I even love its smell, but I am weird. I'll keep you posted.