|Our DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust is food grade diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth is crushed up fossils of fresh water organisms and marine life. When the scabies mite crawls through this dust, it acts as shards of glass cutting their exoskeleton causing them to dehydrate and die. You can use this powder in your environment to kill any scabies mites that may have fallen from your body.|
- Scabies is a notably contagious disease of the skin that is caused by miniature mites.
- The Scabies Mite is the cause of the problem by tunnelling into our skin to lay eggs.
- The mite is all but invisible to the sufferer and it is a generally common thing to be infected with scabies.
- A female scabies mite burrows to lay, and only into the very first layer of the skin. She eats the skin as she goes and stops in the burrow for her lifetime.
- Once settled in the burrow the scabies mite will start laying almost straight away and will do so more than once every day and over a period of up to two months.
- The scabies eggs become young mites in a matter of days, and come out from the burrow to exist on the hair follicle.
- In as little as four days the scabies mite reaches laying age and hunts for a mate, following which the female will go over the process again, burrowing into the skin to lay her eggs.
- The Scabies infected person could notice tiny bites or pimples in the first instance and it is worth being aware that the mites love to live in warm and moist areas.
- Scabies will most commonly be seen in the armpits or on the chest, and in the genital area, the fingers, and anywhere where jewellery creates a warm and safe place.
- Places where there are hiding places in the skin are attractive to the scabies mite and are usual spots for the infection to be found.
- Sufferers with Scabies will notice itching - often very intense and most commonly at night - and the appearance of a red rash, and will be inclined to scratch the area affected.
- In younger patients it is usual for the scabies mite to thrive on the soles of the feet and the palms, and maybe also on the scalp, while in babies it is often the neck and head that are most often affected.
- Itching and irritation comes about becausae of an allergic reaction that the body gives up to the presence of the scabies mites, and is usually very painful indeed.
- As the scabies irritation grows the infected person could experience hardening of the skin, with crusty and scaly spots appearing in time.
- In persons with easily affected skin, or those with serious scabies suffering nodular scabies could be the result.
- Nodular Scabies is a condition that is prevalent when debris left behind by the mite is left under the skin.
- As scabies could become complicated and painful if left untreated it is vital that the correct treatment is applied for the specified time.
- The aged and others with damaged immune systems are most likely to suffer from severe cases of scabies, and should be careful as a result.
- Like lots of similar complaints scabies is particularly contagious and it does not necessarily take one to come into direct contact with a sufferer to become infected.
- Lying in a bed or relaxing in a chair that has been used by a sufferer can bring about scabies infection, as can close contact with the patient.
- Scabies is sometimes found in nursing homes where the elderly reside, and in persons who work in the attached profession and come into contact with sufferers.
Last update: 04:11 PM Thursday, April 2, 2009