Can eggs hatch on clothing/bedding?

Can eggs hatch on clothing/bedding?

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Welty

AOL

#1 Dec 10, 2007
Oh, no. I thought that the eggs had to hatch under your skin - and that in our cleaning that we were dealing only with adult mites??? I've felt, but not seen a mite yet, but I've seen a couple of tiny off-white grains like salt only smooth, on my sheets now that I'm looking more closely at things .... Anyway, can eggs hatch away from us? I thought they needed the nurishment and warmth of a nice snug burrow under our skin to actually hatch. Could the eggs even be what's most resistant to cleaning? Is that what lasts so long in the envirmonment? Welcoming all opinions on this one, and thank you all in advance.
Scabies 3

Vero Beach, FL

#2 Dec 10, 2007
Welty wrote:
Oh, no. I thought that the eggs had to hatch under your skin - and that in our cleaning that we were dealing only with adult mites??? I've felt, but not seen a mite yet, but I've seen a couple of tiny off-white grains like salt only smooth, on my sheets now that I'm looking more closely at things .... Anyway, can eggs hatch away from us? I thought they needed the nurishment and warmth of a nice snug burrow under our skin to actually hatch. Could the eggs even be what's most resistant to cleaning? Is that what lasts so long in the envirmonment? Welcoming all opinions on this one, and thank you all in advance.
I thought the same like you, but apparently, these mites live in cars for an extended period of time. I think they are laying eggs in the carpet of my car and they wait for me, and when I'm in my car for about 10 minutes, all hell breaks loose. Also, my laptop computer is infested, not only with adults, but little baby mite eggs, too. People have posted on here, where they have opened a bag full of clothes that had been sitting for 3 weeks, and felt bites right up their arms. So, yeah, the mites are laying eggs in the bedding, clothes, carpets, cars, you name it. When do they actually hatch out? I have no idea, maybe they feel the heat from your body and this provokes a hatch. Most of the literature on the net doesn't describe this, but I am experiencing it, and that's enough for me to write a book on it.
Miserable in SA

AOL

#3 Dec 10, 2007
Welty wrote:
Oh, no. I thought that the eggs had to hatch under your skin - and that in our cleaning that we were dealing only with adult mites??? I've felt, but not seen a mite yet, but I've seen a couple of tiny off-white grains like salt only smooth, on my sheets now that I'm looking more closely at things .... Anyway, can eggs hatch away from us? I thought they needed the nurishment and warmth of a nice snug burrow under our skin to actually hatch. Could the eggs even be what's most resistant to cleaning? Is that what lasts so long in the envirmonment? Welcoming all opinions on this one, and thank you all in advance.
I get this on my skin. I notice it when I put baby oil on. Ugh. MIS
alhatesitchen

Seattle, WA

#4 Dec 11, 2007
I dont think they hatch out like that, don't they need a host to survive some food?
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#5 Dec 11, 2007
alhatesitchen wrote:
I dont think they hatch out like that, don't they need a host to survive some food?
That is what I thought, but maybe eggs hatch out when they feel movement and heat. Maybe the adults have developed where they can survive a while in materials like carpet, clothing. I believe the mites have changed over the years and have become stronger, etc. Like MM-M said, her car became an incubator for the mites.
zooks

Orlando, FL

#6 Dec 11, 2007
I think the mites that are infesting us last over 3 weeks. I have always thought it odd that in literature they say they can survive off host 3-4 days but they tell you not to open up your bagged items for 3 weeks. So it stands to reason that perhaps thats because of eggs hatching etc.
I experienced what scabies 3 was talking about, with reaching into a bag left in my garage for 3 weeks and being bitten all over my arms.
I also think if you sit on the eggs and warm them at all they will hatch, when I get into my car and have the heater going, as soon as the car is warmed up it seems that the bites start. Could be the adults thawing too. Its usually about 10 minutes like Scabies 3 said.
I hate these things, evil little devils. I would find them really fascinating if this wasnt happening to us personally :)

Since: Dec 07

Boone, NC

#7 Dec 11, 2007
How do you treat your laptop?
Scabies 3 wrote:
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I thought the same like you, but apparently, these mites live in cars for an extended period of time. I think they are laying eggs in the carpet of my car and they wait for me, and when I'm in my car for about 10 minutes, all hell breaks loose. Also, my laptop computer is infested, not only with adults, but little baby mite eggs, too. People have posted on here, where they have opened a bag full of clothes that had been sitting for 3 weeks, and felt bites right up their arms. So, yeah, the mites are laying eggs in the bedding, clothes, carpets, cars, you name it. When do they actually hatch out? I have no idea, maybe they feel the heat from your body and this provokes a hatch. Most of the literature on the net doesn't describe this, but I am experiencing it, and that's enough for me to write a book on it.

Since: Dec 07

Londonderry, NH

#8 Dec 11, 2007
All the washing and laundering and spraying crap all over your house and cars can't hurt but is pretty much a waste of time. Here's what I've discovered from battling this myself. First of all, the scabies I've got have been hatching several times a day, usually after I eat. BTW, I "heard" on the Net that scabies love simple sugars. Yes, it's true, CUT ALL SIMPLE SUGARS FROM YOUR DIET WHILE YOUR ARE FIGHTING OFF A SCABIES INFECTION, IT WILL BE A CONSIDERABLE HELP. The life cycle is much, much faster than what the stupid doctors read in their outdated medical books. I believe my little scabies can lay eggs and have them hatch within 6 hours of burrowing under. It even makes sense that they would evolutionarily adapt by speeding up their reproductive cycles. In Darwinian terms, that is to say that the scabies who reproduce faster live longer and infect their victims more successfully. THIS IS WHY IT'S SO HARD TO GET RID OF THEM!! You can clean all your clothes and stuff, but so long as you have active burrows in your skin, the mites will be back hiding in all your stuff again within a few hours of washing/spraying or a day at the longest ! THE KEY IS YOU MUST KILL THE BURROWS, otherwise new mites will be hatching, hatching, hatching out on your body several times a day. ONE SMALL BURROW LEFT ON YOUR BODY CAN BRING A BIG INFECTION BACK IF GIVEN THE CHANCE. Happy to say I am almost all cured today ! I finally tried a strong sulphur lotion...dog-gone-it...strong sulphur works !! Now I'm gonna go post my cure regimen under "I am cured" thread. Woo-hoo ! Remember, THE KEY IS THE BURROWS. How do you find your burrows ? Here's how: Heat up a small amount of water and a few handfuls of borox in a saucepan. Don't overheat, just get it so it mixes into a thickish white paste. Now put some paste in a little bowl and bring it up to your bathtub. Take a bath or shower. Just before you smear the paste all over your body, mix in some FRESH, recently purchased hydrogen peroxide into the paste, just enough so that the paste doesn't get real runny and liquid, it should still be kinda gloppy and thick. Now put some of the borox/hydrogen peroxide paste in your palms and rub it a bit to pulverize the little remaining clumps of borox. Then smear and rub all over your body head to toes. Wait a few moments. Okay, wherever you see a lot of peroxide foaming going on and also feel a very painful stinging sensation, THIS IS WHERE YOUR ACTIVE SCABIES BURROWS ARE. If you do not get any foaming and stinging happening, YOU DO NOT HAVE SCABIES. Okay, now you know how to find your burrows. P.S. If you have stinging pain and burrows all over so that it's super unpleasant, wash off the paste and the pain will subside quickly. If possible, let the paste dry on your skin unless you have a better medication to smear on afterwards (such as a strong sulphur lotion).
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#9 Dec 11, 2007
SCABIESFREE wrote:
How do you treat your laptop?
<quoted text>
I put the laptop in a big zip lock bag and fill it with co2 (outside in the open air, not in the house) and let it sit for a few hours. I also spray the lap top with an aerosol can of V tech-mist which is a pyrethrins little pump spray can i got from doyourownpestcontrol.com . I also wear latex gloves when using my laptop.
Welty

AOL

#10 Dec 12, 2007
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I keep writing, but maybe the posts are too long and are getting dumped. Your advice is so great and the feelings of suport are invaluable.
Sam

Courtland, CA

#11 Dec 12, 2007
Welty, there is a 4000 character limit to posts, and it will give you a red message that you went over the limit.

There is also a timeout on posts, when it doesn't give you a message, you think it will post, but it never shows up, frustrating. You can type up a word doc then cut and paste.
feduptothemax

Northfield, NJ

#12 Dec 16, 2007
Welty wrote:
Oh, no. I thought that the eggs had to hatch under your skin - and that in our cleaning that we were dealing only with adult mites??? I've felt, but not seen a mite yet, but I've seen a couple of tiny off-white grains like salt only smooth, on my sheets now that I'm looking more closely at things .... Anyway, can eggs hatch away from us? I thought they needed the nurishment and warmth of a nice snug burrow under our skin to actually hatch. Could the eggs even be what's most resistant to cleaning? Is that what lasts so long in the envirmonment? Welcoming all opinions on this one, and thank you all in advance.
Welty this is why I think I'm still infested, I think these suckers can incubate themselves some how very long periods of time up to a couple of years in fact, I read somewhere a long time ago that certain mites can live in the inseams of clothing and bedding and such, which is why alot of my posts ask the question how to get rid of them in the environment, reinfestation I believe is a huge problem, when I first started the fight a pharmacist made me look at my pillows, I was changing my linen everyday, still doing that alot of the time, but I found some relief the first time I beat this by buying new pillows bedding even a new bed and covering everthing in plastic, I find the borax to be a huge help, but in my case I have to wash the stuff a bunch of times over the course of a few weeks before wearing, then I notice quite a difference, cars the person that said that they live there for long periods of time said a mouthful, they survive in the harshest of conditions don't know how, but they do, I could stay away from my car for a couple of months and come back, there they are just waiting after about 10 min. or so they know my name again, reinfestation is a huge problem in these ways, we could actually be getting rid of it on ourselves and wear something we think is ok, or sit somewhere we think is ok and the whole thing starts up all over again, I am constantly living in a cycle of trial and error. Oh to hit a great big jackpot, I think that might help.
Itchy Mouse

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Dec 20, 2007
Anyone know if clothing (unworn in closets drawers etc--previously unworn prior to infection in some cases) in closets and drawers are still holding on to the freakin eggs. This is way outta hand.
endless itch

Kelvedon, UK

#14 Dec 22, 2007
Please folks check out this site
http://www.morgellons-disease-research.com/mo...
The symptoms you are describing just don't sound like scabies-the scabies mite can't be seen with the naked eye and don't lay eggs on beds.BUT MORGELLONS DO.This disease is spreading over the US and several other countries.Please compare your symptoms with the morg site.There are treatment steps on there too as well as lots of info on it.
Welty

AOL

#15 Dec 23, 2007
The biting, animal varieties of mites are often not burrowers, and can lay eggs around the house or on the skin. Bird mites, for instance - see birdmites.org a Yahoo group, if you're feeling brave. I'm not totally sure about the fiber thing. I wear black all the time and the fibers I've seen are 90% black as I'd predict, nothing unusual there. Morgellon's sounds like more symptoms than I have. Hope you do not have this!
endless itch

Gateshead, UK

#16 Dec 23, 2007
I thought i had red mite from poultry in the beginning until i had 2 red burrows on my arm appear-then 3 burrows on left arm which were blue (bizarre I know,but true).Thats when i relised it wasn't red mite or scabies.Took me ages to find out what it was.The fibre aspect is just one part of the morgs thing.My house is covered in very tiny white eggs that eventually hatch into a beige/yellowy grub/small worm thing.The car and my pc are also affected as is the washer,breadmaker etc.etc.A big part of morgs is body invasion by a micro filarial worm which attacks the eyes leaving them red and blurry.This is why I thought I'd post this link as many symptoms on here look very much like what I and thousands of others have got.The morg is also very partial to cotton,eats it and leaves lots of threads hanging from garment,usually accompanied by a yellow gooey stain which dries hard.I have found unexplained yellow stains all over house and on clothes.Not trying to panic anyone-just be aware.
MsBelly Button

Placentia, CA

#17 Nov 9, 2010
You never wear any clothing or even touch clothing worn that may have mites on them. Use gloves. Be paranoid and wash all clothing in hot water and regular laundry cleaner plus borax.

As well each day when you change clothing, worn clothing goes into plastic bag until you need to launder them.

Never store worn clothing in cloth laundry bags, always in plastic bags!!!

Repeat, never rewear or touch possible mite infested clothing!!!
hard2swallow

France

#18 Nov 6, 2015
If you scratch eggs out of your skin, they aren't a danger anymore, but the mites under your nails are very dangerous when the scratched-out scabies dig into your nails.

No scabicide kills mites under the nails !!

These mites can only be killed by an occlusive bandage over a long period of time about a month or more.
cat

Colchester, CT

#19 Aug 23, 2017
feduptothemax wrote:
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Welty this is why I think I'm still infested, I think these suckers can incubate themselves some how very long periods of time up to a couple of years in fact, I read somewhere a long time ago that certain mites can live in the inseams of clothing and bedding and such, which is why alot of my posts ask the question how to get rid of them in the environment, reinfestation I believe is a huge problem, when I first started the fight a pharmacist made me look at my pillows, I was changing my linen everyday, still doing that alot of the time, but I found some relief the first time I beat this by buying new pillows bedding even a new bed and covering everthing in plastic, I find the borax to be a huge help, but in my case I have to wash the stuff a bunch of times over the course of a few weeks before wearing, then I notice quite a difference, cars the person that said that they live there for long periods of time said a mouthful, they survive in the harshest of conditions don't know how, but they do, I could stay away from my car for a couple of months and come back, there they are just waiting after about 10 min. or so they know my name again, reinfestation is a huge problem in these ways, we could actually be getting rid of it on ourselves and wear something we think is ok, or sit somewhere we think is ok and the whole thing starts up all over again, I am constantly living in a cycle of trial and error. Oh to hit a great big jackpot, I think that might help.
I believe it, I have been to dermatologists and thrown out so many expensive clothes.

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