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.
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.
So, it's Tuesday 11 am.
I left home at 9 am, no mites of any kind.
I just got home,
- three dead spider mites in my stomach with 10 spider mite eggs
- 30 vaginal itch mites that have already laid 10 eggs
- 8 ear mites that have laid seven eggs.
So, what do I do to get back to no mites, fast?
I knew this was going to happen, given that I spent time in a car full of mites and at my chiropractor with really hungry mites...
- Drank my strong ginger tea... I prepared it before I left... in three minutes all the eggs were dead. I was within the 2 hours, and luckily no spider mites thought of laying eggs in my vagina... there the eggs develop light speed faster... by now I would have nymphs... ugh.
- I'll take a bath (not shower) with boric acid in the water to decimate the itch mites. And then I'll do an irrigation to get rid of the eggs.... First the bath, then the irrigation. Important. Or better yet, in the middle of your bath, while in the water, do the irrigation. It can even be plain water...
- get the ear mites and their eggs out of my ears with alcoholic solution.
- reapply the Neem oil and start my day.
- Dust crucial areas of my body, ankles, butt, under the panties elastics, and under the bra area with Boric Acic, and gently mix the powder and the Neem on the body.
It seems that the itch mites get all huffy puffy after a boric acid bath... not the dead ones, but the ones that come on the body from chairs, clothes, floor.
Of all the mites, the itch mites are the most unpleasant, like wearing a garment made of goat or horse hair... horrid.
You miss any of these steps and you are back to a full-blown infestation. Don't do it. Please.
As I am writing these article, looking for pictures, I find that entire species can be wiped out by mite infestations. This may be the future of humanity too.
Examples: honey bees are decimated by varroa mites. They suck their blood, they make them sick...
I am going to read about biologists' methods and notes, maybe I can learn some questions that I could not have thought: I'd like the fight to be easier, and less messy, if it's possible.
Not like it sounds very likely: the shortest treatment for bees against those mites is three weeks... I tend to see the point: you need to expose the mites long enough.
Yesterday a student who purchased this program sent me an email saying:
One question that I never asked you was what kind of mite infestation do I have on me and in my house when you muscle tested to see if I had a mite infestation. Can you please let me know?
After I found out that I did have mites, I was so grossed out that I went on the internet and started doing my own research also. From everything that I read it seems that Food Grade Diatomacous Earth, Coconut Oil and Tree Tee Oil were giving people good results. I mixed coconut oil and tree tee oil and rubbed it over this on my left wrist where the it's been itching a lot but the mites / itching didn't stop. I only got some brief relief. I rubbed DE all over my body and hair and then rubbed coconut oil before heading to bed. That seemed to stop the itching but then it was back again the next day. I also rubbed DE all over my dog too.
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