Ted's Dog Mange Cure

Posted by Elaine (Phoenix, AZ) on 03/28/2009


If my pets have SARCOPTIC MANGE, I understand to use Revolution from the vet on them, correct? But, what do I do about my bedding, yard, and ME...Do you know if the Borax or Boric Acid work on killing these horrific creatures? I have having a really tough time finding any information about cleaning up the surrounding environments.

Please help, soon!
Thank you,


Replied by Peggy
Delbarton, WV USA

When Ruff had sarcoptic mange he and Daisy were on the Revolution. I was never bothered by it and neither was Daisy. I did use ACV in a spray bottle on the beds and areas where he liked to lay. I also washed his bedding/toys in the washer with hot soapy water at least once a week. The revolution cleared it up but I think it was too strong for him (he was only 14 wks old) and he developed demodectic mange, which I cured using Ted's solution of Hydrogen Peroxide/20 Mule team borax and Water.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

There is a newer species or certain change in the behavior of these creatures. In that formerly they make eggs and live on the dog. Now their behavior has changed where they might leave the dog or eggs are now laid not just on the dogs but on surrounding environment. When that happens, the use of tannic acid solution or a preferred hydrogen peroxide plus borax solution is sprayed on to the area to sterilized them. During sterilization it has to be done a couple of times, but the dog has to be quarantined in the area during sterilization until there is no single eggs left over. That means it is sprayed with borax peroxide 4 or 5 times in the same area. During the quarantine the dog is dipped in peroxide and borax solution a couple of times before returning on the same spot again.

The major problem appears to be that most people do it this way. They dip the dog in the peroxide and borax. Then they let the dog run in former area. However the former area is infested so the dog get reinfected.

Another mistake is this: the dog is dipped, and the area is sterilized. What happens is either the dog or the premise is not all rid off. So if the dog has a few eggs left or the premise has a few eggs left, the dog becomes reinfected. That's because it takes time for the mange to die. It requires at least 5 days of frequent sterilization for this to work for a complete die off of both the dog and the premise. The dog and the premise has to be sterilized and the dog has to be in a different location, during the sterilization. To prevent reinfection. This is not a perfect scheme because most of the problem is the premise simply was not completely sterilized and then there's the dog where the mange was not completely killed. It's not a perfect formula. One addition is a flea collar be put in once the mange is gone.