TED'S ADVICE REGARDING MITE INFESTATION
Hi there, Ted. I really respect the knowledge that you share on theEarth Clinic website and have learned a lot from you. You're very patient, and thank God you repeat yourself. You're a great guy.
I have mites, I think. My 2 cats show NO signs of mange but scratch constantlyaround their head and ears and they do not have fleas orallergies. Not bedbugs, either. It's much worse atnight, but the days are not very good either. This has gone on for 5 months or more. They've been on Selamectin and Ivermectin for 2.5 months. No sitings or samples of mites. I've seen 2 entomologists, 5 pest control companies, and two animal vets.
I itch, too, especially when I touch the cats! But now, even when they are not around, I itch almost everywhere else too: in bed, sitting on couches, at the computer. I think they're in my clothes! And I've had several bites, mostly around my upper torso, back and arms. I also have patches of dandruff, dry skin where it itches, even when there are no visible bites. I can feel things walking on my face at night and around my nose. Yuk! I have to treat for mites!!
I'm trying to get information regarding amounts for the Borax/H2O2 solution if the CLOTHES WASHER HOLDS 20 GALLONS to fill it up. Do I add HUGE amounts of both ingredients? Do I need to soak the clothes for awhile first?
WHEN I ISOLATE AND DIP THE CATS:Will it kill them if they lick it a lot or should I put lamp shades over their heads while they dry off? Since they have no mange (yet), I'd like to fill a verylarge bucket with the remedy and just dip them (submergethem up to their necks) once a day in it. Can it be used more than once?(If it can, I'll make a huge batch of it to use for a fewdays.) I will spray my mattresses, furniture, floors, andcounters.Wash everything. Even the car now. Me too, of course.
Use the same measurements/ratio in the remedy as the big bucket for the cats?
NOTE: One website said that the life cycle of certainmites, Cheyletiella, is 21 days. Can I isolate the cats (with treatment), move somewhere else (withtreatment), and wait it out??? Will my house be okay in amonth or so? I'm too tired to care sometimes. No help. Running outof money and ideas. I've imposed a self-quarantine so I'm always home now. If you have suggestions or wisdom, please let me know. I'd appreciate it greatly.