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    Feb 12, 2012, 03:40 PM
    How do you get rid of the invisible biting mites?
    I have been spraying Kleen Green and fogging with CedarCide for approximately 2 months, taking supplements, pulled up all carpeting, rugs, and threw away all of our upholstered furniture, wash bedding daily in detergent, borax, and ammonia, however we are still suffering from these mites. We have tried the traditional route and went to the doctor and even a dermatologist for treatment. We have used several rounds of permethrin, and taken 6 weeks of Stromectol doses, as well as, taken nearly 3 weeks worth of Bactrim all to no avail. The symptoms have lessened somewhat, but still we have not been able to get rid of them. We shower and soak daily with Kleen Green, spray neem, use All-Stop products and have tried vinegar, epsom salts, bleach and alfalfa tablets in our "Hot" bathwater. Need some suggestions. Please help!
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    Mar 20, 2012, 08:48 AM
    The solution is expensive, but I found it to work. Call in bedbug specialists that use heat remediation. With heaters that raise temperatures to 130 degrees in your entire house, it dries out and kills everything, including the microscopic bird mites that are making your life miserable.
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    Mar 20, 2012, 09:07 AM
    In my area we also get what are called Oak mites( aka itch mites) which float down off galls on oak tree leaves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyemotes_herfsi The only way to cure this issue is to change every item of clothing daily and showering at least once a day. The mites don't live in the house and you get repeated exposure every time you go outside. The heat treatment does work for bed bugs, if that is what you have, 15 minutes at 113 degrees kills an adult but it takes 60 minutes to kill eggs. Before you try any further treatments it might be wise to determine exactly what you have.
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    Jun 24, 2012, 09:17 AM
    Same problem, did most of those things. Problem has diminished about 80%, can't be sure what did it - treatments or time or change in whatever caused it in first place. Anyhow -- in case this is any use -

    I had an exterminator come in and asked him to do a treatment for bird mites, which seemed to help a lot.

    An additional measure for me - I do an application of RID from time to time (a head-lice remedy) on myself, and most recently I washed my floors with it - RID in a bucket of water, left it on for 20 minutes, then re-mopped with Murphy Oil. Did this twice, at 2-week intervals, seemed to help too.

    If someone else tries the RID thing I'd love to hear if it works for you - so much trial and error involved with this stubborn infestation!

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