Posted by A (South Lake Tahoe, CALIFORNIA) on 09/18/2007

Reading some of your e-mails, i am trying to find out what really works to kill/control/repel ear mites. Since there are so many kind of these mites, does anyone know of zoonosis? Not only does the pet get them, but some people like myself (documented proof at UC Davis on file), how do you try to live a normal life with your pets? Anyone out there know the answer? I have tried all the above, or have heard of them, but chemicals are dangerous, so I'll pass on the vets opinion, use natural products, or stuff like mineral oil, Not nice to Lice shampoo, another thing that works is DermaTechRX also. That is my arsenal, any suggestions?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Zoonosis is a disease that can be passed from animals to humans happens very often in mites. The one that works well for for me on mites tested is the borax solution, or a more stronger borax dissolved solution in 1% hydrogen peroxide, using cotton swabs.

I will add enough borax until it no longer dissolves itself and use only the liquid portions. Other ones varies in effect such as neem oil, boric acid solution, for example.