10 Proven Secrets to
Eliminate Scabies in Days
Scabies are attracted to you because of your body heat and your smell. So, if you can put a barrier between you and the mite, they will not be able to attach themselves to a host and will eventually die. Do not let anyone use your towels and never use them twice. When you use our bath salts, you are exfoliating your skin and getting rid of any surface mites and some subsurface mites. Therefore, mites are going to be on your towels.
2) Never wear the same clothing twice without washing in HOT soapy water with Borax, drying on the hottest heat setting for at least 20-30 minutes. Never let anyone else wear your clothing or outerwear. Scabies mites are microscopic and will "work" themselves through clothing into your coats, sweaters and even car seats. (See below for eradicating scabies from your outerwear) Wearing polyester or non-natural fabrics will help keep scabies at bay.
3) Fabric furniture, carpeting, rugs, and toss pillows are perfect breeding grounds for harboring mites. We suggest a very pro-active approach in protecting and preserving anything! Don't throw away anything unless it is impossible to eradicate mites from them. Lots of customers report loss of furniture because they don't know how to eliminate them from the fabric. Customers have even taken out carpeting! Everyday Solutions Rx doesn't believe you should have to take such a severe loss unless it's the last resource (but if you do, please check with your insurance company, some losses are deductible).
We have food grade DE (diatomaceous earth) to sprinkle on carpets, rugs and even floorboards of your automobile that will kill mites. DE looks like little shards of glass under a microscope. When the mites pass over the powder, they are sliced and will dehydrate. Take all toss pillows, throw rugs…anything that is not used for everyday, sprinkle them with DE or spray our hospital grade disinfectant and put them in a heavy duty trash bag. Tie it off so no air can get to it and put in the garage. We suggest waiting 2-3 weeks to allow cycles to complete before putting them back in your home. It just gives you less to clean daily.
If you sprinkle DE on carpets, rugs or fabrics, please don't over sprinkle! It's too hard to vacuum up. And you need to only vacuum every 3-4 days, re-sprinkle on heavy traffic areas.
4) Automobiles are a place most people don't think scabies mites will migrate to. If you are driving to work or running errands, remember the scabies mite will go with you wherever you go. Everyday Solutions Rx suggests removing all floor mats. Sprinkle with DE or spray with our disinfectant and bag them for 2-3 weeks. There is really no need to use them until the infestation is over. This again will relieve you of having to clean daily. If you have cloth seats, we suggest putting heavy-duty outdoor trash bags over the seats.
Make sure the seat and back cushions are covered. Ideally, sprinkle with DE or spray disinfectant on top of the plastic and sit on a towel or blanket. Change the covering everyday and each time, sprinkle or spray the plastic. Make sure you spray the steering wheel, consoles, arm rests….anything that you touch daily. You can sprinkle DE on the carpeting, but you must vacuum daily if you don't. If you use DE, you don't have to vacuum daily.
5) Office areas are often left untreated. Please understand that anything you sit on can leave scabies mites for other people to pick up. If you have scabies, we suggest getting to work early and staying late to disinfect your workstation. Please don't let other people use your area…if you have to share the area with shift changes, take extreme precautions! If you can take vacation time, this would be the best thing to do to prevent spreading to coworkers.
Remember, they go wherever you go and are highly contagious! Sprinkling DE may be too obvious so most customers will spray everything with our disinfectant. If you can sit on a metal chair it will save you a lot of problems, but that's not always possible. One customer said she said she used a metal chair and told coworkers she was trying it to correct back problems. We find that customers can get pretty creative when need be!
6) Ironing board covers & dryer vents….these are all places that customers have found to harbor scabies mites. When a customer has an ongoing problem with re-infestation, we ask that they keep a journal. It's amazing where there these little critters can find a home. We ask people to monitor what they are doing to find the source of the new outbreak.
7) Trying on clothes in a department store or thrift store. It really doesn't matter. Wash all new clothes…and bedding. You never know who had that particular piece and returned it to the store.
8) Shower stalls, toilets, public areas. Any place that is damp can be a breeding ground for scabies mites. Remember scabies mites can live up to 72 hours (3 days) without a human host.
9) Avoid all sexual/physical contact when infested or thought to be in the least bit exposed. Affected people are very contagious and scabies mites are transmitted by physical contact.
10) Outerwear (coats, sweaters and jackets) can have mites in the
fabric and lining. If it is possible, wash and dry following
instructions above, if you are not able to, have them dry cleaned.
Bonus 2: Animals can become carriers. The human scabies mite will
not live a full life cycle on a pet…BUT, animals can keep giving the
mite to the family members. If you suspect your pet may have the
human scabies mite, please use a therapeutic shampoo to remove the
mites from the fur. The sarcoptic mange mite that affects animals
will not live a full life cycle on humans, but will sometimes
produce a rash/itching on humans. It is important to know which type
of scabies mite you are dealing with.
Get educated….an informed customer can really save themselves a lot
of time and money! Call if you
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