yes, it will kill surface crawlers or on fomites, like tables, chairs, etc. but it doesn't take much to kill a mite out in the open. it's more difficult to kill a mite which is burrowed under the skin, and that's where the permethrin comes in. or benzyl benzoate lotion, or malathion lotion, prescribed in the UK, or Eurax cream, or sulfur mixed with lotion/vaseline.<quoted text>
Are you sure rubbing alcohol will kill them? I heard one woman say she used it on her skin when she got out of the shower and it helped along with perm cream and nix but I want 2 know if this really kills them because this would be a great natural alternative.
if i'm in bed and i feel some bites, i will spray either alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on that area, or i will just wipe it really hard with a hot wash cloth or a wet wash cloth. if i feel too many bites, i know it is the cover. i will then get another cover from the closet and throw the one i'm using somewhere far away where no one can get to it, until it is washed.
I once called an exterminator about my mite problem here, and the lady said to spray the walls with a mixture of alcohol and water. but now i realize that these mites are not on the walls, they are on ME and my very close surroundings.