Ailment: Bird mites
Remedy: Diatomaceous earth / silicon
Diatomaceous earth, soluble silicon. Food sources. Supplements.
Comment posted by Tina of Brookfield, NH, USA on 25 August 2018 at 6:41 5066
Last year I had a terrible bird mite infestation in a wall tent and cabin. I ended up throwing out most of my belongings and moving with my cat to another location. The mites were not bothering my husband after the initial exposure. Of course right away we got rid of the nests. We treated the cabin with diatomaceous earth. This summer I have sat in the cabin and the mites seem to be gone.
Comment posted by Melaine M of Highlands Ranch, CO, USA on 26 June 2018 at 12:53 5031
I do want to say Diatomaceous Earth is only effective on your skin or around the home when using it dry. People stop mixing it with liquids. It is designed to dry out pest’s exoskeletons and eats and rubs away at their exterior. Always use it dry, wetting it at all voids its purpose!
I used food grade diatomaceous earth on my skin three times a day putting it on with a powder puff or big cosmetic makeup brush. Be careful not to get it in the eyes or breathe in the dust.
There was a big improvement in a few days but I used it for a few weeks to be darn certain they were gone. I washed towels and bedding in hot water every day and vacuumed floors. I sprinkled mattresses, couches, car seats in vehicles carpets and bedding with DE and left it down for 2-3 days.
Comment posted by Susan of Paradise, California, USA on 16 May 2018 at 20:39 5002
When I lived in Colorado Springs about 8 years ago we had the mites that come from birds. Everyone thought we were crazy because they couldn’t see them. People would come over and have to leave in a hurry. We were constantly cleaning but we still had a problem for months on end. My brother in law said to try diatomaceous earth that is natural and made from shells. We put the powder everywhere and let it sit all day and we sprayed it too in all areas where we couldn’t put powder and washed our clothes with some of the powder and spray and bagged them after so they wouldn’t get reinfected. Then we showered and by the next day they were mostly gone. We vacuumed up the powder and did it all over again and by the third day they were gone for good! I haven’t had a problem with them since then.