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We started out like many others


thought it was fleas, spent lots of $ on pest control services, sent
countless specimens to
the
county

extension office, universities

and PCO’s, and

got the usual DOP
diag
nosis from the dermatologist
. We never got an ID,
and most of the time we never saw these
things but we did often see the white “lint” which others have reported. I also removed something
resembling a hard grain of rice from my wrist which had been embedded for months.


Sometime into the battle we decide
d we mus
t use chemicals
. You will weigh the pros and cons
and decide for yourself whether or not this is the route you want to take. I feel it was helpful
initially in getting our environment under control, but it certainly wasn’
t the magic bullet, and
others
may
have r
eached success with all natural products
.

We also had
an “indoor dog” that spent
considerable time in our back yard. It has been necessary to

control the yard
to prevent
reinfestation of the house via his comings and goings.


T
reatment

is an all
-
out approach


the
home,
yard, garage, car, pets, clothes, and you.


We discarded nearly every piece of cloth furniture in the house. We kept only the bed we sleep on.
We did not use an air mattress because we encased ours. We sprayed down ou
r bedding with
alcohol prior to bedtime. We removed all carpet and placed food grade DE on the bare concrete in
three rooms. This remained for months until we finally were able to replace with laminate flooring.
We also puffed food grade DE behind wall
outlets with a bulb duster.


When I felt we were turning the corner, we were working on our immune system with the Kyolic
Garlic Immune formula, MSM, and had just completed two rounds of Bactrim. It’s hard to say
whether this gave us the extra push or pe
rhaps it was the diligent daily efforts finally paying off


maybe both.


Here is a list of items we used along the way.
Please remember to check all hazards, i.e., do not
mix Clorox and ammonia; wear a mask

(check the type that’s recommended for the prod
uct) and
protection

when applying dusts and pesticides; alternate chemicals so as to not build up mite’s
resistance to product; check interactions for any medications with herbal

products; etc. If you
choose to use chemicals,
always use caution and read M
SDS and product labels carefully.


FOR SKIN & HAIR:

Selsun Blue (generic) medicated shampoo

Dawn dishwashing liquid (soak hair brushes & combs)

Daniel Kern’s 2.5%
Benzoyl Peroxide
Gel


over
-
all body coverage

Clearasil (generic) 10% Benzoyl Peroxide cream
(smaller trouble spots)

Epsom salts

NH2 soap

Azure bar soap (10% sulphur)

Listerene (spritzed on prior to showering)

Mentholatum in nose

3% Hydrogen
Peroxide for ears an
d trouble spots

Tea Tree Oil


a small amount mixed in baby oil

(When we felt the craw
lies, we’d rub ourselves with isopropyl alcohol and this provided instant
relief

and I believe kills them instantly, although there were always more to take their place
. This
has been a very important part of our arsenal. We have not noticed any effects
from using this on
our skin although excessive use will result in dryness and some have cautioned that it removes our
skin’s protective barrier?


I don’t recall this exactly.)


FOR OUR DOG (SOME OF THESE ARE NOT SAFE FOR CATS)


Sulphur shampoos

Revolutio
n spot
-
on treatment or

Frontline spot
-
on treatment or

Advantage spot
-
on (currently using)

Spritz with cedarcide when he comes in from the yard

Cedarcide in ears

Ivermectin (Heart Guard once
-
a
-
month chewable)

Wash bedding often with ammonia (but DO NOT MIX

WITH CLOROX)



INTERNALLY:

Benadryl

Neem leaf extract

(not sure how helpful this was


used it a while back)

Tumeric

MSM

Bactrim antibiotics were taken for about two weeks

T


(Whatever you do

to boost your immune system should help


these are some

produ
cts

that I
used.)

Col
ostrum

Kyolic “Immune” Formula 103


Garlic, astragalus, oregano, olive leaf extract

Multi
-
purpose vitamin

Garden of Life “Vitamin Code” High potency Raw B
-
Complex

Ester C, Vitamin E

Probiotics

Alpha Lipoic Acid (I took this for someth
ing else


but who knows?

Triphala (for digestion)


SPRAYS FOR KNOCK
-
DOWN ON BODY AND ENVIRONMENT
:

90% isoproply

alcohol in spray bottle (
spray bedding at night or other hot spots)

Cedarcide

(it has been reported that this is not safe for the body


but
we

used it sometimes
without any side effects.) It is a good spot treatment and I often spritzed down the laundry room
after removing clothes from the bags.


FOR ENVIRONMENT:

Menthol crystals

(I burn these in electric candle
-
warmers)

Cedarcide

(fogging)

Bif
en/Nylar

(spray with pressure sprayer around baseboards and outside perimeter of home)

Onslaught/Nylar

-

we experienced a 3
-
month remission after Tim suggested we use this

Tempo/NyGuard IGR

Food Grade DE (sprinkled
in carpet and behind wall voids and late
r on bare concrete when we
ripped out all the carpet)

Bifen Granules in yard

Hose
-
end yard sprays

Bug Bombs


Bio Spot & Hot Shot (used in attic and garage)

Arrid Extra Dry Anti
-
Perspirant (
for car, closets, trouble spots and as a deodorant)

Germ Guardian
UV
-
C Room Air Sanitizer

Vacuuming

Swiffer

Cover mattress and box springs in a zippered encasement.

Hang moth cakes in closets


LAUNDRY:

Arm & Hammer
Detergent


hot water with Borax
OR Clorox



DO NOT MIX CLOROX WITH
AMMONIA
.

Dawn (used for delicates)

Bou
nce sheets in dryer

I always rinsed everything twice

Remove lint from dryer frequently


spritz it down with Windex or seal in plastic bag

Dispose of empty trash bag carefully


seal, spray with windex

Seal dirty clothes

in plastic trash bags until washing

We changed clothing every day


and immediately placed in plastic bags

I changed bed linens nearly every day for a while


but if you can’t, a good spray of alcohol on
sheets and pillowcases gave us a good night’s sleep.

Seal

items not in use in plastic b
ins or vacuum
-
sealed plastic storage bags (although I was never
as diligent on this


kept some things in drawers without protection; however I did use little moth
packets inside drawers.


(I put as much as possible in vacuumed
-
sealed plastic storage bags


bedspreads, clothes, etc.;
however, I never got everything stored away and often kept towels available for use.)



VEHICLE:

Cedarcide

Windex

Arrid Extra Dry Anti
-
perspirant



If I had to narrow it down, t
hese are the things I feel worked
the best for us:

Azure Sulphur Soap

Selsun Blue (generic) medicated shampoo

90% isopropyl alcohol (70% is o.k. but 90% knocks them out better)

Cedarcide (this was very effective in our truck, as a knock
-
down, and in a spray bottle it “mists”
very well) and was very effect
ive in keeping the numbers down in the laundry room. We fogged
many times, and in spite of

the fact that it provides no residual coverage
, it provided much needed
relief during the initial heavy infestation
. It was an

important part of our arsenal.)


Ben
zoyl peroxide gel and Clearasil (we used generic) 10% BP

Germ Guardian UV
-
C Room Air Sanitizer

MSM

Bactrim antibiotics