De-Bug your vehicle with Lysol

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Nightmares Do Come True

United States

#1 Feb 24, 2010
I tried everything to get rid of the biting in my car and on couches and chairs. DE, Borax, Roach Prufe, A&H sprayed everywhere, Hot Shot Foggers...they all helped to some extent, but none of them eradicated the bites. A couple of months ago I started using Lysol spray. http://www.lysol.com/products/disinfecting-sp... the one in the powder blue can is what I have been using. I spray this in my vehicle a couple hours before I drive it, and leave it closed up, so it has time to permeate everything.

I did this three times, spaced about 4 days apart, to both of my vehicles and have not been bitten since! Now I just jump in and go without worrying about bugs at all. It has been over a month since I have sprayed them, I think I will do it one more time in the next week, just as a preventative measure.

I now know that I have Morgellons, but I have heard plenty of people attest to the effectiveness of this treatment against mites on couches and chairs, so I feel very confident in recommending this product to anyone with invisible bugs!

When I unwrapped the plastic surrounding our furniture, I sprayed them with the lysol spray as well, pretty much the same protocol of once every few days for at least 3 applications, and have been mostly bite free in the home as well. I hope this helps some of you that are getting eaten in their vehicles. It was my biggest concern that I would have to rip all the upholstery out of my vehicles and home, but now I know I can even keep my carpeting because this method works. A really nice advantage to this method is that there is no mess and you can buy it at your local grocery store!
buggie

United States

#2 Feb 24, 2010
Awesome.
I almost bought it walmart for our sofa but the ingredients scared me. Will get it @ costco.
MikDee

Milford, PA

#3 Feb 24, 2010
Doesn't Windex work as well, and a bit less toxic?,,,I think? Don't know whats the lesser of 2 evils? Even reading the label on those no-pest strips, scared the bejesus out of me!
Nightmares Do Come True

United States

#4 Feb 24, 2010
I understand the toxic concerns, but on the other hand, I am not sitting naked in my car or on the furniture in the living room. Windex did not work as well for me, but of course all of our bugs and bodies are different. I do not have pets, so going the lysol route is perfect for me. I am also letting the lysol work, rather than jumping in and driving as soon as I spray, so I have had no noticeable toxic affects from it, but like I say, I am not breathing it constantly, and have only had to use it a few times in order to eradicate the bites in my vehicles. I know that different treatments work differently for all of us, so I am NOT advertising this as a cure, but merely something that has helped me immensely, and if it helps just one other person out...I have done my duty.
Pokadot Patty

United States

#5 Mar 1, 2010
Nightmares Do Come True wrote:
I understand the toxic concerns, but on the other hand, I am not sitting naked in my car or on the furniture in the living room. Windex did not work as well for me, but of course all of our bugs and bodies are different. I do not have pets, so going the lysol route is perfect for me. I am also letting the lysol work, rather than jumping in and driving as soon as I spray, so I have had no noticeable toxic affects from it, but like I say, I am not breathing it constantly, and have only had to use it a few times in order to eradicate the bites in my vehicles. I know that different treatments work differently for all of us, so I am NOT advertising this as a cure, but merely something that has helped me immensely, and if it helps just one other person out...I have done my duty.
Hey Night !!

Couldn't find the one in the powder blue can.
I have some disinfectant spray that has the same ingredients except it has 69.623% Ethyl alcohol.

Do you think that would work?

Thanks,
Patty
Nightmares Do Come True

United States

#6 Mar 1, 2010
Hey Patty, I sure would think that it would have the same effect on them! As far as I can tell the alcohol does have negative effects on all bugs, the only problem I have had with alcohol is that it does not kill the under the skin bugs, so you should be all good using it for fabrics.

Let me know if it works for you, with any luck...all lysol disinfectants will work equally well.
Pokadot Patty

United States

#7 Mar 1, 2010
Nightmares Do Come True wrote:
Hey Patty, I sure would think that it would have the same effect on them! As far as I can tell the alcohol does have negative effects on all bugs, the only problem I have had with alcohol is that it does not kill the under the skin bugs, so you should be all good using it for fabrics.
Let me know if it works for you, with any luck...all lysol disinfectants will work equally well.
K Night,

I'll get back to ya!

Patty
Vizio

Lapeer, MI

#8 Mar 19, 2010
I have been spraying Lysol in my car and it has been a big help...
buggie

United States

#9 Mar 20, 2010
I need to take the sofa cushions outside and spray them. I won't spray lysol in the house, its awful. Our sofa set has never been vacuumed and dogs sleep there ...2 years worth. I put d.e. under the cushions and my grown daughter freaked. I can't wash the sofa. Gawd I hate upholstery.
Vizio

Liberty, IN

#10 Mar 20, 2010
My couch is a sectional and it's upholstery. My cats have been all over it but I have locked them out the living room while we battle with these walking dandruff mites. My husband freaked when he came home and I had plastic duct taped to the couch. I told him it's going to stay like this. He sits in a recliner and sleeps there too because of health reasons. I change the sheet every day on it and spray it with the Lysol. The mites don't seem to bother him though. I also use it on door knobs, light switches, etc.
buggie

Pasadena, TX

#11 Mar 22, 2010
Vizio,
He could have mites and not feel them because of compromised immune system. So be vigilant about treating his stuff too. Just do it sneakylike! Its the scents that give you away. Windex, lysol, etc.

I'm glad you put your foot down about the couch. Spray under the plastic regularly. if I ever buy another couch it will be vinyl.
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#12 Mar 22, 2010
Nightmares Do Come True wrote:
I understand the toxic concerns, but on the other hand, I am not sitting naked in my car or on the furniture in the living room. Windex did not work as well for me, but of course all of our bugs and bodies are different. I do not have pets, so going the lysol route is perfect for me. I am also letting the lysol work, rather than jumping in and driving as soon as I spray, so I have had no noticeable toxic affects from it, but like I say, I am not breathing it constantly, and have only had to use it a few times in order to eradicate the bites in my vehicles. I know that different treatments work differently for all of us, so I am NOT advertising this as a cure, but merely something that has helped me immensely, and if it helps just one other person out...I have done my duty.
It is a good idea to spray your car, right after you get out. The mites are very active while you are driving. They are trying to find their HOST. When you get out of the car, they are there, EXPOSED. Hit em before you shut the door to the car.
Less itchy

San Diego, CA

#13 Dec 3, 2012
Lysol is working for me. I am so desperate. These bugs have been bugging me for over a year now. Finally, I have been using Lysol spray. I spray a mist on my carpet then vacuum, then I spray again and I spray my mattress. I notice such a huge difference. I only feel wigglies and bites in the morning but like 1 or 2. This has been 2 days only. I bought Lysol CONCENTRATE from Walmart and put 1 cup into my laundry with detergent. This is killing the bugs in my clothing. Very important!!! Everytime we eradicate it from our surroundings, we throw on our clothes and get bit again. My bf decided to put an old pillowcase on my pillow and I awoke with bites all over my face = rosacea. It is now known that rosacea is caused by demodex mites. I tried tea tree oil, coconut oil, etc., but I still kept feeling the bugs crawling and biting my face. Once they were there, they wouldn't leave for 1 whole week, I was embarassed and just said I had acne, but they were obvious bites...so yesterday noticing what a huge difference Lysol had made in my home, I took a Lysol wipe and wiped the bites on my face with it. Let it sit there for 1 minute, then I rinsed it was soap and warm water. No more bites, no more crawling. I woke up with the bites on my face healing. The redness is gone. Lysol used to be treated for douching. Look it up, in the 1950's doctor's recommended Lysol for douching. I will keep up spraying my house with Lysol and washing my clothing with Lysol Concentrate. I know this will eradicate my bug problem. Only 2 days and such improvement. Try it folks. It works! I'd rather endure the toxicity that I can remove later by holistic means than deal with this bug problem for another year. I wish it on no one, it has been pure hell. Lysol people, it works.
lizzy girl

United States

#14 Jun 2, 2013
Lysol also works on athletes foot. I had a reaccuring problem where the skin between my 4th toe and piggy toe would separate, or between my toe and my foot. I tried everything, anti fungal stuff, antibiotic stuff, oragel. Nothing worked and it hurt like the Dickens. Finally i ran across a blog where someone suggested it. I tried it and within a few hours a difference was noticeable. The problem was gone in a few days. My husband uses lysol on his mosquito bites, says it stops the itch.
VSS

Hollywood, FL

#15 Jun 2, 2013
lizzy girl wrote:
Lysol also works on athletes foot. I had a reaccuring problem where the skin between my 4th toe and piggy toe would separate, or between my toe and my foot. I tried everything, anti fungal stuff, antibiotic stuff, oragel. Nothing worked and it hurt like the Dickens. Finally i ran across a blog where someone suggested it. I tried it and within a few hours a difference was noticeable. The problem was gone in a few days. My husband uses lysol on his mosquito bites, says it stops the itch.
you should never use lysol spray on your body.

the fungal creams work great; they are cheap. There are chemicals in lysol that should never be applied to your body. what a stupid thing to recommend to people seeking help here.

:-(

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