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How to Control Scabiesscabies

Scabies are more of a medical problem than a pest control issue, so when scabies mites are living in or on your skin, it is best to see a doctor to get rid of these parasites as we here at Solutions Pest and Lawn do not carry any products to get scabies off of your body. We do however have some preventative chemicals that can kill off the threat of scabies in your home.

If you or someone in your family is suffering from irritation of the skin and rashes caused by Scabies, action must be taken immediately. Solutions Pest and Lawn has products that can address the issue of scabies and here we will share with you a little about this frustrating pest and how to eliminate traces of them from your home.


Scabies Background Information

Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei) are of the mite family and live almost exclusively on humans and are unable to survive off of a human host for more than a couple of days.  Though they are a mite, unlike other mites like the bird mite, they do not wander around on surfaces. They are closely comparable to dust mites and lice in that they are ubiquitous.


The scabies mite is also known as the human itch mite. These mites are very tiny, virtually microscopic creatures under 0.5 mm in size but can sometimes be made out as visible pinpoints of white.The very tiny female mite burrows just under the skin (usually on the finger webs, wrists, elbows, nipples, genitals, or buttocks), and lays eggs.


Within a week to 10 days, these eggs hatch and the nymph scabies mites begin to move about beneath the skin. The burrows they make typically in zig-zag formation can be seen by the naked eye. Red rashes and severe itching (especially at night) are a common experience for someone who has scabies on their body. If untreated, the itching may persist for a lengthy amount of time. This in fact gave rise to the term, “seven-year itch.”


Scabies are contagious and can very easily by spread from one human to another by skin to skin contact from someone who is already infected. It can also be spread through sexual contact. Scabies is more easily transmitted in places where there is a lot of close skin contact like daycare centers or nursing homes. Scabies is often transmitted between people living in the same household by sharing towels or bedding materials.


Tips on Scabies Control

If you suspect you or your child has scabies a doctor must be consulted immediately. The doctor will take a skin sample and inspect it under the microscope to check for the presence of any scabies mites. If a scabies infection or infestation is present, the doctor will prescribe a cream that must be rubbed over the entire body.

Once the cream has been applied, it is advised not to wash your hands because scabies may inhabit the folds between your fingers, having the cream on your hands as well is important. Since we are not in the medical industry, advise you to follow the doctors instructions carefully.

Other ways to reduce the spread of scabies within the home includes:

  • Washing sheets, linens and clothing in hot water and drying on high heart any of these items that has come in contact with a person carrying scabies are a great way to eliminate the scabies mite.

  • Vacuuming regularly is also good as a vacuum can suck up those microscopic mites, what they leave behind and what they enjoy. Make sure to throw the bag away regularly and replace it with a clean bag.

Solutions Recommended Products for Scabies

We have a few products available which can kill scabies that you fear may be present in your home. JT Eaton Kills Bed Bug Plus Spray Aerosol is a good spray to use as well as Bedlam Aerosol and Sterifab spray  Apply these sprays to furniture, surfaces and any other areas where scabies typically reside on.


Browse our scabies control products below. If you ever have any questions or concerns, we are happy to assist you via our various channels of communications: by phone, live chat or email.

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