If you ever run into the unfortunate situation of having a mite or flea infestation, don’t immediately buy harmful chemicals as the first line of defense. Those chemicals are just as dangerous as the mites. Get rid of the infestation using naturally occurring diatomaceous earth.
Here’s a Short Story
Not too long ago I had to go through some old papers that had been stored away for quite some time. The task took about an hour, just long enough to allow whatever was living in those old papers to set up a new home on me.
Within a few hours, I started itching. Thinking it was the dust and the creepiness of the papers I showered and assumed the itching would stop. Not the case. That night I almost scratched my skin off in while I slept. The itching and scratching were so bad that parts of my skin became raw from scratching.
Must be Mites
I did some research online and read “there are no such thing as paper mites.” “Oh yeah?” I thought. Who ever said that never suffered as I was suffering. It took me some time to remember the benefits of diatomaceous earth. I believe I had a mite-induced brain cloud. When I remembered the DE I pulled it out and sprinkled it on myself just like one would put on baby powder.
Within 8-12 minutes the itching subsided. Fearing I had caused an infestation in the house, I sprinkled DE on every surface I touched, sat or slept on. I let the DE sit for about 20 to 30 minutes and vacuumed it up. I also washed everything in the house that was washable, sheets, clothes, towels, etc.
Just to Be Sure
I sprinkled myself with diatomaceous earth again after showering just to make sure all the tiny little mites were indeed dead. Although it took my skin a little while to heal from all of the scratching, I’ve got to say diatomaceous earth came to my rescue.
I’ve witnessed how diatomaceous earth kills spiders, ants, stink bugs and any other insect around the house. This was the first time I got to see, or should I say feel, how effective it is against mites.
By the way, I sprinkled diatomaceous earth all over the old papers and files. I’d rather sift through papers covered in DE than papers infested with mites.