Chemicals - Feels Like Bug Bites

This section discusses the many dangerous chemicals (pesticides/insecticides/lotions) that can be used to kill a bug that is biting you. I strongly caution you when using these chemicals and I suggest that you try this only after you've tried the less potentially harmful methods listed previously.

You are a biochemical being, exposing yourself to chemicals that are meant to kill other living things is dangerous. If you do it repeatibly over a long period of time, you risk serious chemical poisoning that may damage your brain, body and even make the situation worse! You can become hyper-sensitive to the chemicals that you are using to fight the symptons!

The Natural Resources Defense Council in the US, found that pest-control products can expose adults and children to toxic pesticides at concentrations that exceed the safe levels established by US EPA by as much as 500 times. The result said the report was potential acute poisoning of pets and humans - and possible long-term problems for children. The health risks include acute poisoning as well as longer-term problems like brain dysfunction or cancer. Be very careful about the application of any of the chemicals presented here and the length of exposure. If a solution presented here does not work within a week then try something else because it ain't working!

Tea Tree Oil (TTO)

I want to share what I've done in the last 3 weeks and hope it can be of help. research has proven that tee tree oil is the only natural way that kills the mites and that the eggs are immune to all pesticides. This is what i did:

  • Tea tree oil shampoo
  • Tea tree oil soap
  • 100% Tea tree oil essential oil. (has to be 100%)
  • Carrier oil (i used Olive oil)
And that is all you need. do NOT spray chemicals as this weakens your immune system and does not kill the eggs of this mite, so there is no point. I started by making sure i wasn't allergic to TTO (tea tree oil) by putting a small amount on my hand and waiting 10 mins to see if there is any reaction. I then mixed 50% TTO and 50% Olive oil and rubbed it all over my body.I did that for 3 weeks but only ONCE a week. Left it on for 25mins. Made sure not to get it in my eyes or swallow any.

After 25mins I washed it off with the TTO shampoo and soap. That will kill most of the adults but the eggs will still there. I keep washing with the shampoo and soap in the morning and before bed for a week, then just in the morning for 2 weeks, but made sure I washed my face with the soap every morning and night. I threw away my pillow and washed all my bedding and towels in the machineI put 10 drops of 100% TTO in the rinse cycle.

NOTE: essential oils are toxic to cats, especially tea tree, which their livers can not process

Sulfur Ointment

10% Sulfer Ointment head to toe for 24 hours per day and 3 consecutive days. Wash it off before going to bed and reapply. This is the product we used: De La Cruz Sulfur ointment. You can find it at Walmart, Osco etc. in the Hispanic Section.

My naturopathic doctor had me go buy yellow powdered sulphur at the chinese store. It is to be mixed (very carefully and only if absolutely necessary) with a lotion. 9 parts lotion to 1 part sulphur for adults only. So, 9 tablespoons of lotion with 1 tablespoon of sulphur. Blend the mixture in a blender. Use 1/2 tablespoon sulphur for children. Three days put the mixture all over before bed and shower in the morning. Kill those suckers! It is not your imagination. Take a chinese herb medicine possibly in combination with this to prevent infections of skin (plum flower brand). Take one with antibiotic properties.

Flea Powder

Theres a really strong flea powder thats sold at walmart in the pet isle. Flea powder on carpet then 3 days later borax. Flea powder can be very dangerous as it is manufactured in many different ways. It contains a lot of chemical pesticides. There are organic versions which are safer. Be very careful about using flea powder! If it doesn't work within a week, move on to another cure!

Cedar

Cedar shampoo, cedar oil and cedar-filled sleeping mats are commercially available. Cedar repels many insects including fleas. Adding a few drops of neem or tea- tree to mild shampoos may also be effective.

Neem Oil Products

Neem oil products, and try mixing it with Turmeric (a spice at your grocer) again, look it up on line -you can google Neem oil and Turmeric and do some reading on it/ they are harmless but supposed to do the job if you stay consistent with applying the paste, which I think I read like 3 - 5 days in a row.

What I found worked and didn't almost kill me in the process is:

  • Scrub your body with backing soda while in a hot bath.
  • Neem soap. leave it on for a couple of minutes, even your hair. there are different strengths. Very powerful and safer.
Bifen

Bifenthrin (Bifen) is a poison pest control and some states require you have a license to use it but mine didn't-- I just bought it at the Co-op and mixed it with water and sprayed everywhere (I don't have kids or pets to worry about though.) I still had a problem with it in the carpet so I mixed the Bifen in my steam cleaner and ran in and it totally killed them in the carpet. As for my clothes, I didn't want the Bifen near my skin and washing/drying my clothes wasn't killing them, so I bought a deep freezer and did a rotation-- putting my clothes in a week at a time and then keeping them in garbage bags until I got the rest of my house rid of the mites. Also, change your vaccuum bag after each use (go outside to change it and immediately put a plastic bag and seal the used vaccuum bag before throwing away so they don't get out.) You have to treat these things like a bio-hazard. I vacuumed my car and sprayed Bifen in there as well.

The Bifen you need is in a plastic bottle that is ONLY Bifen (not some name brand pest control product marketed as a bug killer that has bifen or permitherin listed in the ingredients.) It is a concentrated liquid (and thus very toxic), so use with the utmost care. I got it at my county Co-op. If the invisible mites are in your clothes, you might put some of the bifen in a tub of water and soak your clothes, but you MUST wash your clothes afterwards (maybe more than one cycle) to get the Bifen out before you wear them again. As I mentioned, I put it in the carpet cleaner/steamer to get mites out of the carpet. It definitely worked for me when nothing else would. Always handle with care and with gloves/protection.

Symptoms of excessive exposure to bifenthrin are nausea, headaches, hypersensitivity for touch and sound and irritation of the skin and the eyes.

Calamine Lotion

Rubbing my entire body with Calamine Lotion seems to work best. Calamine lotion and is used as an anti-itching agent to treat mild pruritic conditions such as sunburn, eczema, rashes, poison ivy, poison oak, chickenpox, and insect bites and stings. It is also used as a mild antiseptic to prevent infections that can be caused by scratching the affected area, and an astringent to dry weeping or oozing blisters and acne abscesses.

Betadine

Betadine solution and oils for hands and feet and head to remove particles that cause itch. Rub in circular motion each spot till removed. They say use betadine on small areas only but I was desperate for relief. Betadine is a skin cleaner and disinfectant hand wash and used for cleansing hands prior to surgery and other aseptic procedures.

Epson Salt Bath

Bathed daily in Epson salts for at least a half hour with apple cider vinegar. Dry off and use lotion (coconut oil works best) on itchy spots. Rub in circular motion and particles will emerge.

Permethrin

Peremthrin is sold as Nix, JT Eaton Spray and Lyclear for treatment of head lice, mites and scabies. Excessive exposure to permethrin can cause nausea, headache, muscle weakness, excessive salivation, shortness of breath, and seizures. It is dangerously toxic to cats and fish.

I bought Freedom 45 which is a treatment for dogs. It is 45% permethrin. Its very cheep. I found it at cosco. Then I baught a suphur dust for plants at osh that was 90%. I mixed 4 tubes of the freedon 45 and about a tablespoon of the sulphur dust with 5 tablespoons of vasoline. I applied it at night from neck to toe. I dusted my whole house with the sulpher. I washed my bedding and clothes in hot water. The mites are gone and it also killed all the spiders and fleas in my house!"

I had this problem until i purchase a bottle of JT Eaton spray it kills everything from mites brown dog fleas ticks bedbugs i am so happy now i slept really for the first time in a while. no itching no pricking no checking my bed or looking around to see if something is on me i even slept with my light off. I am icth free. I thought i was about to lose it. I sprayed this product everywhere in my house and boy was i amazed when i return home after two hours. go purchase this product i hope it works for you all.

Apple Cider Vinegar

I use apple cider vinegar of straight 91% ALCOHOL on a paper towel directly where it itches and can usually removes the mite. Its either black or yellow. Somestimes I can't rest until I stop the offendor right there and then. The other thing I do is take Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime.

Sprayaway Good Night Spray

I finally found a spray at Home Depot called "Goodnight" It kills lice, fleas and bedbugs. After treating my house, bed, car etc with this spray the itching and biting has stopped. I notice after a few weeks it starts up again, in which I just spray again. I don't know what I am spraying for, but I KNOW that it takes care of whatever is crawling on me. It costs about $60.00 and one can will take care of everything. I was beginning to think I was crazy, because noone else in my house felt it and my skin was always crawling. THIS WORKS! Spray your pillows, bed, car, rugs, furniture everything! If you have a basement, spray that too. This mystery mite can be beat!

Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Frequent or prolonged contact may defat and dry the skin, leading to discomfort and dermatitis.

Greenbug

I had a terrible case of mites and spent months dealing with it. I got an infestation from buying a used car. These mites are such a nightmare and there is so little help for them! Of course the doc told me I was nuts and I spent a fortune on stupid solutions. I ended up treating my home, car and office myself with Greenbug. The first fogging treatment seemed to rile them up but the second really knocked them back. I did one more treatment at home to be sure and twice more in the car.

I am thrilled to say that after dealing with this for more than 6 months, after using the Greenbug, I am now 3 months symptom free. It was an effort to treat but well worth it! The Greenbug website for more info is http://www.greenbugallnatural.com and they were very helpful on the phone.

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