How to find out what type of mite you have

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Jul 3, 2010
 
Vizio wrote:
Hi Sandy,
Joe gave you some good advice on treating your environment and yourself. An environmental mite is one that lives in your home or car, such as the flooring, furniture, paper, boxes, etc. As far as using garden sulfur, some have used it on this forum with no ill effects. Others have used the sublimed sulfur that Joe recommended. You can mix t.e sulfur with lotion or vaseline. 90% lotion to 10% sulfur. Never put straight sulfur on your skin. It can also be very drying so you may want to exfoliate in the shower or bath.
Are the specks you see about the size of a period at the end of a sentence or a bit bigger? You said one almost looked like a small tick. If you'd like, I could help you get an id on these. It's up to you and I don't want you to feel overwhelmed. You are going through a lot but like Joe said, don't be afraid of these suckers. You'll get through this and be a stronger person for it.
Vizzo,
Is there a chance I could call or send you my number?
I really need help with identifying these. From my searches if I don't use the correct pesticide then it is not going to do anything.
I don't think our county extension agent will help much or even some of the people at the state because I was so much trouble with the powder post beetles. Someone did come to the house and immediately started taking pictures and sending them to someone in Nashville. It will be much harder to get accurate samples of a mite since they are so small. We tried once and they said it was said seed. I am almost sure we are going to have to fumigate since our furniture has powder post beetles. But if we don't knowk what type of mite we have I don't know how we can control it from happening again. We do have mice and lots of other wildlife that we never had any place we lived. I am close to a lake and the Smokey Mts. Our land use to be a dairy farm. When it rains we have tons of insects on our porches. I don't mind if they don't eat my house or me.
Please help.
Sandy
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Jul 3, 2010
 
sanelis wrote:
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Vizzo,
Is there a chance I could call or send you my number?
I really need help with identifying these. From my searches if I don't use the correct pesticide then it is not going to do anything.
I don't think our county extension agent will help much or even some of the people at the state because I was so much trouble with the powder post beetles. Someone did come to the house and immediately started taking pictures and sending them to someone in Nashville. It will be much harder to get accurate samples of a mite since they are so small. We tried once and they said it was said seed. I am almost sure we are going to have to fumigate since our furniture has powder post beetles. But if we don't knowk what type of mite we have I don't know how we can control it from happening again. We do have mice and lots of other wildlife that we never had any place we lived. I am close to a lake and the Smokey Mts. Our land use to be a dairy farm. When it rains we have tons of insects on our porches. I don't mind if they don't eat my house or me.
Please help.
Sandy
Hi Sandy,

Here is my e-mail, vizio112@hotmail.com. I will try to help you anyway I can. Maybe you could send me a sample and I can take it my extension office. They were very helpful in my battle. We have a lot of humidity here too and it's been a very rainy summer. We've had all kinds of interesting bugs lol. Did the A & H help with the walls and floors for you?
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Jul 3, 2010
 
southernbuggirl wrote:
Thanks to Canuckette and Vizio for the continued support and advice. Orkin man got an initial sample - viewed it under the microscope and said we def. have a mite - but not scabies...he's not sure (whatever...why is it sooooo hard to find someone who knows something about mites) so waiting to hear from their lab in Atlanta but since it's a holiday weekend he said we may not get results until monday.....he did come back to gather more samples so they should have plenty to work with. Until then I am going to Windex and hand sanitize the heck out of myself and my home.
Went back to the DR today - she said my skin now does not look like a typical scabies infestation as my burrows are apparently in straight lines on my back and my red bumps present like "bites." However, she did give me another prescription for iver and prem. and is also referring me to MUSC in Charleston, as they have both derms on staff and enviornmental folks. It's going to take 4 weeks until my initial appt....hard to wait. Can't get the kids into their ped. for a follow up until next week. Also talked to an ent. from Clemson University.....awful.....he basically accused my husband and I of having DP.......ummmm, pretty sure I am the last person on earth who would make something like this up. Why is it that there is this whole group of us folks out there and nobody who is doing anything???? Why are people suffering?
Feeling things are hopeless again. I do not know if all the laundry, bagging, bathing and cleaning are worth it. My poor kids (9&7) are distressed and not sleeping as they are worried about "all the bugs" in our home. Should I tone down the efforts so they aren't aware or will that cost us more in terms of our health? Both kids still have black specs on their scalp and in their bedding. They are doing A&H baths each evening and will be taking their second dose of iver tomorrow night. When does this end?
I am seriously considering vacating our home for the rest of the summer - however, what happens when we return? Do people really walk away from their life to get rid of this? And, if so, does it work or does it follow?
So many questions. Thank God for this forum.
Wishing everyone a mite free 4th of July weekend!
Hi SBG,

Hang in there and don't give up hope. You are on the right track. I'm sorry that the entomologist said those things to you. You are not delusional and neither is your husband. Like you said, why would we make this stuff up? It sounds like the Orkin man is on your side and trying to get an id for you. That is good!!! A lot of people can't afford to walk away from their homes and continue to treat themselves and their environment. Try to get some rest over the weekend.
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Jul 4, 2010
 
this is a test to see if I can post
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Alright here goes,

04 - 05 skin mites, invisible, painful, but not quite outta control.

2005 they disappered :)

2006 theyr back and worse. got to the point in 2007 where it's 24\7 itch, bite-fest. really heartbreaking. Told by Dr's not to worry about this and also no I dont think there is anything wrong with you. Ivermectin slowed it down for 2 weeks then back to 24\7.

After getting hooked up with a great person online and beginning to educate myself I have some strategies that are working for me.

Best thing I have used is a combination of ingesting Borax and Iodine in H2O. Go to Curezone.com and seek my post, use the search function "borax Iodine skin mites".

I've used the following daily, for a year now.

In a water bottle with 32oz of distilled H2O I add:
1\4 tspn (Borax, right outta the Mule team 20 laundry box), SSKI Iodine (I get it from a gentlemen on curezone).

1st time I used the Borax & Iodine Combo I felt the difference in 3 hours, a really good difference. Body was quieter.:)

You see the lady way back in 2007 mentioned that I may be suffering from Leaky Gut, which may be caused from Candidias. This may also be why people in the same household may NOT all have the skin issues. Candidias may be a result of Antibiotic usage. In fact I have read of the horrors of Antibiotic's at jonbarron.org in a file called "lessons from the miracle doctors. The single most informative thing I have read about why we are so unhealthy.

I recently lost my apartment and moved in with a friend. In 2 weeks or less both his cats became infected with this crap. He has known for years that I have these mites and chose to not believe me, God help us both and the cats too. The emotional baggage is huge beyond belief.

This needs to become something that the "DirtBags" do not continue to dismiss. I'm sick from family, friends and Dr's compromising my todays and my future with there selfish ignorance.

God Bless and good luck to all.

I've also begun using some Mental Help from both Gary Craig and Wayne Dyer. This combined with meditation has helped with the mental aspects.
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Jul 4, 2010
 
Green wrote:
Alright here goes,
04 - 05 skin mites, invisible, painful, but not quite outta control.
... Go to Curezone.com and seek my post, use the search function "borax Iodine skin mites".
I've used the following daily, for a year now.
In a water bottle with 32oz of distilled H2O I add:
1\4 tspn (Borax, right outta the Mule team 20 laundry box), SSKI Iodine (I get it from a gentlemen on curezone).
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God Bless and good luck to all.
I've also begun using some Mental Help from both Gary Craig and Wayne Dyer. This combined with meditation has helped with the mental aspects.
Hi Green,
Thanks for your post. I hadn't heard about the iodine treatment for candidasis, but agree with you that there are a few conditions that attract these mites to certain people, candidasis being one of them. One thing that also came up when I searched curezone as you suggested was the addition of selenium supplementation. That has been helpful for me and there is a thread on this forum about it also.
Being that the cats are affected in your new place, it sounds like you are not entirely rid of them from the borax/iodine water, even though it helps you. I hope that you find external and environmental treatments on this forum that are helpful to you for this. The treatments that helped me the most are found on the Arm & Hammer thread.
For the cats, see if your roommate can get either Interceptor, or Revolution spot treatments. You could try using one of these, at the proper dosage for the cat, but start with doing it twice a month for two months. The interceptor is supposed to be better, covering a wider variety of mites, but most vets I have found only Rx the Revolution. It worked ok for my cat after changing the dates of treatment as mentioned.
Feel free to ask questions. People are really helpful on this forum.
Green

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Jul 6, 2010
 
Hey Armed & Fabulous,

Good to talk with someone in the game...

I have also read once that cats have candidias as well. This I believe in that the litter box is full of amonia and thus their environment 24\7. I'll keep searching for answers for the cats. And I'll check out the Arm & Hammer thread as well.

Be well.
Dawn rupert

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#28
Mar 1, 2011
 
I had a black thing in my back for twenty years. I finally basically tore my skin apart trying to get this black head type thing out of my shoulder. It was a huge boil around the blackhead looking thing. To make a long story short, once I got the black thing with tweezers, there was some sort of sac attached to it. It looked like a piece of cotton shaped like a tear drop. Any ideas........
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Dec 1, 2011
 
im running out of hope and cant find a doctor who believes me or even cares!Ive been living in a nighmare for over a year (i think) and its only getting worse! im scared,lonely,and angry as hell! me and my family are in desperate need of help i have too much to say and am looking for someone to reach out and please email me at kristinagagnon@hotmail.com im truly convinced i am internally infested w/bird mites
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Dec 1, 2011
 
plz help
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May 27, 2012
 
What leaves sores and hairs coming out of skin that sting a Littke
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May 27, 2012
 
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What leaves sores and hairs coming out of skin that sting a Littke
If I get this right, do I get a prize?
Armed, any idea? lol.....

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What leaves sores and hairs coming out of skin that sting a Littke
Hi Ccc,
Well, if they are truly hairs it could just be folliculitis, but when you say 'hairs coming out of skin', I'm thinking you mean that something that looks like hair but isn't.

If that is true I'd start looking at morgellons as a possibility. Many people with morgellons have either white or colored fuzz fibers coming from their skin or darker grit like stuff. It is a bit frustrating because currently there is no agreement on the causative agent in morgellons. But with that said, there are things to do that have been very helpful to get rid of symptoms while research on the possible cause progresses.

A few theories currently being researched are:
- Hypertoxicity as a cause. Either environmental sources such as mercury or dental products which the body is burdened by, causing eruptions in the skin that attract infections like staph, body bugs and may result in various fungal infection (some have hyphae which are string like).
- A type of bacterial infection (BDD) is being studied that causes the body to create keratin which comes through the skin.
- A connection with Lyme disease or similar spirochete type infections including FL1953 which cause toxins in the body. Again what is thought to be happening with these illnesses are the hyphae coming through the skin.

A couple search words to find info on this forum would be:
Morgellons
Lyme
Poor Man's Protocol
Terrain

A few websites with helpful info are:

http://morgellonspgpr.wordpress.com

http://morgellonsfocusonhealth.com
Overwhelmed

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Aug 25, 2012
 
Help i bought red cypress multch from Lowes and placed it on only half the house. Were the red multch is they are coming into the house through the windows I took one side of the house and cleaned up the mulch seemed to really help get ride of most of those buggers.Also used three different kind of bug sprays and keep spraying dawn soap on the walls and windows seem to realy help. Mop with dawn soap and vacum alot. Daily steam clean house has helped alot. Rented a car for 9days got total relief using Dermatologist lotions and many different oils. Once I started driving my car I have been reinfected. Can't seem to get rid of them in the car. The little buggers look lik e seeds. Manly dark brown in color once in a while see light red. sometimesI would see almost transulcent looking tiny spiders running around the house.. Had two different bug guys come to the house to help. They were no help.Went to a do it your self store. The guy looked under a light magnifying glasss and right away he knew it was a mite. Brought samples to the dermatologist and results came back as bugs but not sure what kind. Went to the local agriculture office and they did not know what it was. Said looks like a tiny seed. When i use neem , coconut oil and terminic and let it stay on me for awhile I will see tiny specks start to come out of my body.Another thing that rids them from the body is using hand santiser next layer orange oil,next coconut oil then last layer tee tree oil and let sit for an hour. Both of This works great to ride of them on the body but it does not work on hair and eyes.My eyes are red and in pain partialy from using tea tree oil and eycalptus oil on face but away from eye area.I have goiy stuff coming out of my eyes.I cant sleep at night i feel like I have a hundred bugs crawling in my hair.My Torso is eaten up.When I rented the car I feel like over a week I was mite free. My car is only a year old and I will take a huge loss if I trade it in. Any suggestions. Sorry to go on and on. Cant sleep its 2:30 in the morning.
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Feb 21, 2013
 
I've been losing my hair the past year and i noticed that around my hairline there were several bite marks and welts on my scalp. they started slowly and then I feel a tingly itchy crawling sensation all of the time and all over my body! but especially in my room! is this psychosomatic? I went to my doctor to show him the bites and his initial reaction was bed bugs. Everywhere I have read that bedbugs are not into hair and I have NEVER found evidence of a bedbug. needless to say I sealed my mattress, steam cleaned everything, washed everything...DE'd every crevice I could see...it subsided for a while and then back again worse than ever. Our building is full of pigeons, some which roost right above my balcony. I constantly had to clean up feathers and sometimes dried feces would be blown intot he corners of my balcony. Recently a restoration started on teh building so everything on the balcony had to come inside. Could I have bird mites? there are tiny bites between the folds of my buttocks (i know gross) and all over my head and neck. That seems to be the two places these bugs have congregated the most. And does anyone know why I have these? is it low immune or something? I also own a small dog (a griffon)who I take to the park daily, is it possible she brought them home? I am so miserable, I have already decided to move after I spoke with two exterminators who informed me that as long as there are pigeons there is a risk. In the meantime I just don't know what to do...Are these things inside of me or on the surface? This is so disgusting...I am so shocked that the 200 other people in my building haven't suffered this. As i write I feel my entire body crawling inside...Any help, advice you can offer, I would be so grateful.

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sasha wrote:
I've been losing my hair the past year and i noticed that around my hairline there were several bite marks and welts on my scalp. they started slowly and then I feel a tingly itchy crawling sensation all of the time and all over my body! but especially in my room! is this psychosomatic? I went to my doctor to show him the bites and his initial reaction was bed bugs. Everywhere I have read that bedbugs are not into hair and I have NEVER found evidence of a bedbug. needless to say I sealed my mattress, steam cleaned everything, washed everything...DE'd every crevice I could see...it subsided for a while and then back again worse than ever. Our building is full of pigeons, some which roost right above my balcony. I constantly had to clean up feathers and sometimes dried feces would be blown intot he corners of my balcony. Recently a restoration started on teh building so everything on the balcony had to come inside. Could I have bird mites? there are tiny bites between the folds of my buttocks (i know gross) and all over my head and neck. That seems to be the two places these bugs have congregated the most. And does anyone know why I have these? is it low immune or something? I also own a small dog (a griffon)who I take to the park daily, is it possible she brought them home? I am so miserable, I have already decided to move after I spoke with two exterminators who informed me that as long as there are pigeons there is a risk. In the meantime I just don't know what to do...Are these things inside of me or on the surface? This is so disgusting...I am so shocked that the 200 other people in my building haven't suffered this. As i write I feel my entire body crawling inside...Any help, advice you can offer, I would be so grateful.
Sasha, sounds like bird mites. They are really hard to get rid. You should ck out the arm and hammer thread. It has a lot of good info on how to remove bird mites from your body and your environment. Also one of the posters, explains how she packed when she moved. It will help you not to bring mites to your new place. Good luck
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Jul 9, 2013
 
I have also been using tea tree shower gel and oil on my skin. Only search get. Am so worried about my babies add since they can't tell us if they are feeling them. Any suggestions as to what we could do
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Jul 13, 2013
 
Hey folks, here's a tip that will help a lot. Get a cheap lens off ebay and have a look at it under the magnification. I think you need at least 40x to see the legs.
You can then take a photo with your camera phone and post it here.

Here's one that I pulled out of my back. It was hard to take out, requiring tweezers. One of them came out alive and was pretty rapid!:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/jago25...

I am not sure if this is related to a possible headlice problem I have. On the one hand I have been battling the headlice for a month now but only have been able to find the eggs and never caught one in the act. They feel like there is a bump where it itches. I think it's possible they have been forced off my head and onto my back? On the other hand this pictured mite was found when I moved back into an old room and I can hear rats in the walls so it could be unrelated. In any case I'm going to thehairforce.co.uk to get checked as the doctors weren't interested in helping.

Hope this helps folks!

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Sulfur can be used on the body to kill all types of mites such as scabies, bird and rat mites. However, treatments will only work for so long if your not treating your home as well as it will just lead to constant re-infection. You can use a steam cleaner to kill mites within your home.

Source: http://ScabiesHelpNow.com
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Jul 14, 2013
 
scabieshelp wrote:
Sulfur can be used on the body to kill all types of mites such as scabies, bird and rat mites. However, treatments will only work for so long if your not treating your home as well as it will just lead to constant re-infection. You can use a steam cleaner to kill mites within your home.
Source: http://ScabiesHelpNow.com
Mites do not last very long in the environment. You don't need to steam clean your home. You are trying to steer posters to your website which is a rip-off scam... Posters beware of this internet scam artist. They will rip you off.

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