Collembola/Springtails

Since: Jan 13

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#480 Oct 26, 2013
Scrub... not scrab!
Snow bunny

New York, NY

#481 Nov 13, 2013
The Hungry Ghosts wrote:
I've had some great success with mustard and turmeric scrab - it's based on something someone said on here... a native grandmother telling her to take aloe internally, and externally mix mustard powder, baking soda, salt and aloe into a spray. I had been doing mustard baths for ages - starting with Dr. Singha's (spendy)- and now I just buy mustard in bulk. I rubbed it on directly with some coconut oil - wow...
Now if I could just get them out of clothing and house! I'm giving up on jeans. I tried again tonight. I even steamed them. No luck. I feel fine... and then one infested thing ruins my whole night. Sigh.
Did you try the cranberry fast? Did it help? How are you doing now?
lonesome nana

Granbury, TX

#482 Nov 27, 2013
Shelly, thank you for sharing. I will add my two years and 25,000 in cost knowledge. We did get a clarification from the state of Texas Health Dept. Springtails. I do the diet, take baths in pool water mixture I get from Home Depot, use boax dry on carpets and amonia one day and pool water mixture the next on floors and walls. I've been using the new Nature Gift but find it to be a lot like enzime cleaner, (works but doesn't last) Scabieskin lotion does last a while. Malathyon outside where the springtails were so bad. I had a pond in the back where they are the worse. Yes I filled it in. Tea tree oil and neem oil. My husband won't stay on the diet. I'm hoping to try your suggestions this week. I want to move. I want to be around my family. But I won't. We visit at a restaurant for a few minutes and that's all . I'm praying for you and your baby.
lonesome nana

Granbury, TX

#483 Nov 27, 2013
collembolachick, since I went on the diet... my eruptions are few. If I accidentally eat something, I'll have one.

Since: Jan 13

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#485 Dec 23, 2013
lonesome nana wrote:
Shelly, thank you for sharing. I will add my two years and 25,000 in cost knowledge. We did get a clarification from the state of Texas Health Dept. Springtails. I do the diet, take baths in pool water mixture I get from Home Depot, use boax dry on carpets and amonia one day and pool water mixture the next on floors and walls. I've been using the new Nature Gift but find it to be a lot like enzime cleaner,(works but doesn't last) Scabieskin lotion does last a while. Malathyon outside where the springtails were so bad. I had a pond in the back where they are the worse. Yes I filled it in. Tea tree oil and neem oil. My husband won't stay on the diet. I'm hoping to try your suggestions this week. I want to move. I want to be around my family. But I won't. We visit at a restaurant for a few minutes and that's all . I'm praying for you and your baby.
I tried Nature's Gift too and wasn't impressed. I'm doing the cranberry fast/detox diet after the holidays, and maybe I'll try the King Diet - but truthfully, I would rather have them out of my stuff than have them just not bother me. I've had great success with micronized sulfur - they sell it as a fungicide for plants. I started fogging with it the other day and it's helped hugely. That, mustard powder, and Whitfield's Ointment... as well as moving, getting rid of my car, and nearly all my stuff! I'm going to try mustard and sulfur in the laundry... that seems to be the biggest problem left.
lola

New York, NY

#486 Dec 24, 2013
I use heavy ammounts of peppermint oil mixed with natural detergent for laundry and it helps.
I dont get it if people are getting diagnosed why are Drs still delusional and why has a do this and ... cure been found?
My Dr. says, well its hard to know, especially since you can not see them....as he left the room.

Since: Jan 13

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#487 Dec 24, 2013
lola wrote:
I use heavy ammounts of peppermint oil mixed with natural detergent for laundry and it helps.
I dont get it if people are getting diagnosed why are Drs still delusional and why has a do this and ... cure been found?
My Dr. says, well its hard to know, especially since you can not see them....as he left the room.
Because no one rich has gotten it yet?
over it

United States

#488 Jan 7, 2014
Ready2jump. I have been infested4 over 2.5 yrs. Dr. are crazy, not us. I moved, they follwed. Still workin my ass off to buy this, buy that, only to get bit, have sores that itch, burn, wont heal, shoot me.. I am a fighter, i have found that TAT flying insect spray kills them. Buy at Fam dollar stores. Fixing to get sum DELTA DUST & bifen granuals. I have scabies, springtails & mites.. Taking msm, catsclaw, use neem>kills them, they come out of skin. Pepperment bodysoap, stil spray with deet to sleep. Have found that ACNEVIR ACNE keeps them off my face & body, if only i could buy it in giant vat to dip my whole body in. God help us all.. Please i pray.
lola

New York, NY

#489 Jan 8, 2014
I spray my sheets and body down every night with best yet from cedarcide. It gives me a chance to sleep. Cant wear durring day , too oily and smelly. Wash clothes w. lots of pepermint oil and still have crawlies and all the rest by afternoon. Dont have soars, I think the best yet helps kill them so there is no accumulation on skin or chance to grow on body. Hair/scalp is the worst. Does anyone have something that workes for scalp/hair?
Angel

South Elgin, IL

#490 Jan 11, 2014
Put a leave in conditioner in hair at night and add neem oil and oil of oreganol During the day I add the oils to my styling cream. Just a few drops otherwise its too oily. After blow drying hair spray a little bit if Kleen Green in hair. Always use a lice comb in hair when wet. Before styling.
Every morning and night I use body lotion every where in my body and add a few drops if neem and oil of oreganol to each handful. Works great. Can sleep at night and no problems during the day.
Wash clothes with borax. Let clothes sit in water got 1/2 hour. Then drain and wash normal.
But the main thing is to strengthen immune system Use probiotics, vit c, neem pulls, oil of oreganol, Fish oil, vit d3, lysene, biotec for liver, trace minerals, calcium lactate, co qzyme, ala, chlorophyll complex.
Stop eating wheat, sugar, soy, dairy.
And keep the faith. God bless
lola

New York, NY

#491 Jan 11, 2014
Angel wrote:
Put a leave in conditioner in hair at night and add neem oil and oil of oreganol During the day I add the oils to my styling cream. Just a few drops otherwise its too oily. After blow drying hair spray a little bit if Kleen Green in hair. Always use a lice comb in hair when wet. Before styling.
Every morning and night I use body lotion every where in my body and add a few drops if neem and oil of oreganol to each handful. Works great. Can sleep at night and no problems during the day.
Wash clothes with borax. Let clothes sit in water got 1/2 hour. Then drain and wash normal.
But the main thing is to strengthen immune system Use probiotics, vit c, neem pulls, oil of oreganol, Fish oil, vit d3, lysene, biotec for liver, trace minerals, calcium lactate, co qzyme, ala, chlorophyll complex.
Stop eating wheat, sugar, soy, dairy.
And keep the faith. God bless
Thanks, have neem, the smell is rough for me to take, will try with a few drops. Have been on candida free diet, basically what you mentioned .
The part that freeks me out is people scratching around me, its so obviouse and grateful, no one says anything I dont get this part , Im concerned to pass it on.
God bless
Angel

Chicago, IL

#492 Jan 13, 2014
lola wrote:
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Thanks, have neem, the smell is rough for me to take, will try with a few drops. Have been on candida free diet, basically what you mentioned .
The part that freeks me out is people scratching around me, its so obviouse and grateful, no one says anything I dont get this part , Im concerned to pass it on.
God bless
First please believe this stuff is everywhere. In stores, church, work, friends homes. It was in my house for years. Never bothered me. Never thought about it. Until last year when I started to have symptoms and started doing research. So this means you can live around this stuff and not be affected until your immune system is compromised

You notice the itching because you are itching. People have been itching for years.

But also this stuff flies from you to others at times. Don't worry about it. It really is everywhere. It is not just you And everyone will eventually get it if their immune system is weak
RoseC

Sulphur Springs, TX

#493 Jan 23, 2014
How did you find out for sure it was springtails? I know what I have is either some kind of mite or a springtail, but a springtail is a nematode. I wondered if that's why nothing I've tried is working. I'm from Winnsboro, btw. I'm getting so depressed. I think I brought this back when I walked through high dried grasses in Costa Rica, but I can't be sure. It could have been from bedding.
Shelly

Cedar Creek, TX

#494 Feb 18, 2014
Hi folks! I'm sorry it's just now that I am checking back in. Once we got through this springtail nightmare, I honestly didn't want to think about it again, so I never checked back in. I'm sorry for that. My daughter ended up with liver issues from all of the drugs and permethrin we had used, but she recovered. Both of my indoor cats died from the pesticide. My husband and I are separated at the moment, so it's been a rough couple of years to say the least. We've been through with the springtail mess for about a year now, but still trying to recover from the financial mess it left behind. The real turning point for me was getting on the prescription antifungals for four months. My mother and I went to a compassionate PA who was willing to listen to the whole story and work with us to get rid of this problem. I honestly think the only reason she was open minded about it all was because she had a coworker previously who had gone through the same thing but had never figured out what it was... She'd lost her job and everyone thought she was crazy. The pesticides do work, but I did take it to an unnecessary extreme and my poor cats paid the price. Please be careful with the chemicals and don't overuse them, especially if you have kids or pets. If you have mold or water issues in your house, you have to resolve those issues first or you will never get rid of these devils. We moved out of the moldy temporary rental we were in, but brought the bugs with us to our new home. Time, our heater, and pesticides eventually took care of that. If you can move from where you are infested, do!!

Also, I went to an acupuncturist and had muscle testing done to find out what nutritional deficiencies I had. The Standard Process supplements they put me on made a world of difference. I'm still working on detoxing from all of the poisons, but my eyes have been opened through this experience. I try to eat organic now, cut out sugar, etc... Doctors are pretty much worthless. Herbalhealer dot com has a three point plan that I am currently trying. In month three, there is a parasite cleanse, but after reading on curezone, I think I will be trying the barefoot herbalist parasite cleanse and standard process zymex II (make sure you get zymex 2, not zymex if you try it)... The zymex 2 can be found on amazon. I'm still on month one of the herbal healer three point (3 month) plan, but I already feel heaps better after detoxing my kidneys and liver. I probably won't check back in for a while... Coming back here brings back so many awful memories... But I hope you all can find your way through this experience and put it behind you. Ah! One more thing.. ThreeLac seemed to help my daughter... She's two now and seems to be doing heaps better, though I'll never know what the long term effects from this nightmare will be for her. ThreeLac is a probiotic that targets yeast and fungus in the gut... FiveLac seems to be better for adults... Both can be found on amazon. Hoping for healing and blessings for you all...
Shelly

Cedar Creek, TX

#496 Feb 19, 2014
Sunshine wrote:
Hi Shelly, i know you said you were not going to ck back in but in the chance that you do, I have a few questions. How long did it take for you to be springtail free? What are thing you did that was worthless? Can explain the symptoms of springtails? I have some type of mite/bug but not sure what it is. How long have you been bug free? Did you throw everything out?
God bless you and your family. I pray you never have to deal with this again. I pray your little girl will be healthily and your marriage saved.
Thank you for the kind words, Sunshine.:) If you go back to the first handful of pages of this thread, you'll read just about everything I tried... What worked, what didn't... If you have any more questions after that, just post here again and I'll check back in a few days. Hope it helps you!!
lola

New York, NY

#497 Feb 20, 2014
Shelly wrote:
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Thank you for the kind words, Sunshine.:) If you go back to the first handful of pages of this thread, you'll read just about everything I tried... What worked, what didn't... If you have any more questions after that, just post here again and I'll check back in a few days. Hope it helps you!!
Dear Shelly, thank you for your postings and so gratful to hear that you are free from springtails.
I have been struggeling for years and have spent thousands of dollars.
My question is in heinseight, is there a list of what really worked from all of what you did.
I ask because I want to bomb our home and uss and would love to just use the solution. We can not move and are working on any moisture..
Greatly apreciate you, Lola
lola

New York, NY

#499 Feb 23, 2014
I find trying to follow stopskinmit.com s may work and impossible to ever fully follow. I heard some people did and where not sucesful. Personally, I can not affors to quit working and folow her protocol, whish I could....Has anyone done it with success?
Lisa

Costa Mesa, CA

#501 Feb 24, 2014
Aurore wrote:
Thats exactly what I'm going to do too! The people at Do it my self said the Transport Mikron gives a big knockdown to pest (hopefully it will work on these demons) and then I figure I can spray the nyguard and onslaught in carpet. Worth a try! Thank you for sharing about Transport Mikron because I had never heard of that!<quoted text>
Hi Aurore.... for the past month and a half, I have also been dealing with mites infestation in my apartment ( the crawling sensations, needle prick bites and red mosquito-like bites and splinters described here makes me think that this is also springtails)... Did you have good results with the Onslaught and the Nyguard? Did you also have to use the transport Mikron? Hoping you would come back and see this blog... thanks for any information...
Shelly

Cedar Creek, TX

#502 Feb 24, 2014
Lisa wrote:
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Hi Aurore.... for the past month and a half, I have also been dealing with mites infestation in my apartment ( the crawling sensations, needle prick bites and red mosquito-like bites and splinters described here makes me think that this is also springtails)... Did you have good results with the Onslaught and the Nyguard? Did you also have to use the transport Mikron? Hoping you would come back and see this blog... thanks for any information...
Hi Lisa! Do you have indoor pets or kids? These chemicals are very effective, but it's not something you would want your kiddos or critters touching or licking... I also wouldn't recommend using it as frequently as I did, because it really isn't necessary. It's been a year since we last sprayed and spiders and other bugs are still curling up and dying inside my house. Onslaught with nyguard is probably your best bet, but if you have kids or pets, I would go with the transport mikron. From the reaction on my two cats, it was clear that the onslaught was much more toxic. It killed one of my cats within a couple of days of her walking on a floor that had been sprayed (it was dry) and then licking her paws after. She had been fine through quite a few sprayings with the Transport Mikron.

Hope this helps... Also, no the cedarcide fogger was ineffective. It seemed to set the springtails into a frenzy and only made everything worse for us... And the cost was outrageous. The Arbonne body wash that is mentioned on stopskinmites does help if you let it dry completely on your skin before rinsing it off. I found that and the Salux wash cloths on amazon. The essential oils that she mentioned to add to your shampoo help with the bugs, as well. I combed a rather large springtail out of my hair in the shower while I had that shampoo in my hair.. It twitched and died.:) So I do believe the essential oils do work.
Shelly

Cedar Creek, TX

#503 Feb 24, 2014
lola wrote:
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Dear Shelly, thank you for your postings and so gratful to hear that you are free from springtails.
I have been struggeling for years and have spent thousands of dollars.
My question is in heinseight, is there a list of what really worked from all of what you did.
I ask because I want to bomb our home and uss and would love to just use the solution. We can not move and are working on any moisture..
Greatly apreciate you, Lola
Hi Lola! I'm so sorry you are going through this, as well!! I guess the key is truly persistence with these bugs... Vacuuming daily, tossing anything that isn't a necessity, using the pesticides to treat your house and car and probably your yard, as well... And for me, prescription antifungals. If you are unable to find a provider willing to listen and help, you may be able to get some relief from some natural antifungals like pau d'arco, garlic, caprylic acid, ellagic acid, grapefruit seed, or oregano oil. Epsom salt baths might help as well. I've taken a couple of the natural antifungals, but I'm no expert by any means... I dearly hope you can find something to bring you relief soon... Ah! One more thing... If you have a moisture problem in your home, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier... Just a thought. Blessings to you!

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