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Will foggers work to get scabies mites out of our home?
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Foggers are not known to be an effective scabies mite treatment in your home.


Scabies Facts

  • Scabies is a notably versatile disease of the skin which is caused by miniature mites.
  • The Scabies Mite causes the infection by eating into our skin to harbour eggs.
  • The mite is all but invisible to us and it is a very common thing to be infected with scabies.
  • A female scabies mite tunnels to lay, and barely into the very top layer of the skin. She eats the skin as she burrows and stays in the burrow for her lifetime.
  • Once settled in the burrow the scabies mite might start laying almost straight away and will do so more than once a day and over a period of up to two months.
  • The scabies eggs hatch in a little number of days, and climb out from the burrow to feast on our hair follicle.
  • In as little time as as four days the scabies mite reaches adulthood and hunts for a mate, at which point the female will go over the process again, burrowing into the skin to lay her eggs.
  • The Scabies sufferer might notice small bites or pimples at first and it is worth knowing that the mites thrive in warm and moist areas.
  • Scabies will most frequently be present in the armpits or on the chest, or the genital area, the fingers, and anywhere where jewellery forms a warm spot.
  • Places where there are folds in the skin are often infected with the scabies mite and are prime spots for the infection to be found.
  • Patients with Scabies could notice itching - often very intense and most likely at night - and the appearance of a red rash, and will be inclined to scratch the area infected.
  • In younger patients it is common for the scabies mite to appear on the soles of the feet and the palms, and maybe also on the scalp, while in babies it is generally the neck and head that are most often affected.
  • Itching and irritation comes about as a result of an allergic reaction that the body undergoes thanks to the presence of the scabies mites, and is sometimes very profound indeed.
  • As the scabies suffering spreads the patient may experience hardening of the skin, with crusty and scaly skin appearing in time.
  • In those with sensitive skin, or those with severe scabies signs nodular scabies may be the result.
  • Nodular Scabies is a type and is prevalent when debris left behind by the mite is embedded under the skin.
  • As scabies could become serious and severe if left untreated it is vital that the correct treatment is given for the specified time.
  • The aged and people with damaged immune systems are particularly likely to suffer from serious cases of scabies, and should be wary as a result.
  • Like a number of similar conditions scabies is very contagious and it does not necessarily take one to come into direct contact with a patient to become infected.
  • Sleeping in a bed or sitting in a chair that has been slept or sat in by a sufferer can bring about scabies infection, as can close contact with the patient.
  • Scabies is sometimes found in nursing homes where the aged reside, and in people who work in the medical profession and come into contact with sufferers.



Ed L. said, ďScabies mites cannot live without a host for more than about 24 hours. So insecticide foggers and sprays do not help eliminate the problem and are a waste of time and money.Ē 

Monty D. said, ďIíve tried it and it didnít help at all. It didnít get rid of whatever is biting me. Iím not sure itís scabies. But Iím constantly itches and scratching. I donít see anything, like fleas, so I donít know what else it could be. I thought the fogger might kill whatever it is. Since I canít see anything. I figured the mist would go all over and cover everything, but Iím still itching and scratching. Itís crazy.Ē 

Terry said, ďIf youíre cleaning for any kind of mite, parasites, and even germs the best thing to use is Xtreme Cleen. Itís the only thing I use now and it kills everything. The key word here is cleaning. Foggers just add more chemicals and residue to your home. That can be harmful to you and your family. Xtreme Cleen just doesnít kill the mites it cleans!  Donít waste money on foggers.Ē 

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