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Biting Harvest -chiggers- Red mite -Mange- Bird Mites

Common Name Scientific Name TESTIMONIAL
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Northern Foul Mite Ornithonyssus sylviarum
Chicken Mite

Dermanyssus gallinae


Please Scroll down to bottom of the page to read about Mange mites on animals  also  Read Harvest mites/Chiggers/Red mite

Biting mites on humans - Many are reporting being attacked by a by near-microscopic biting mites that leaves the skin red, itchy, or stinging and covered in a patchy rash. Some have been plagued for months, even years.   Read more  click -,_Mites_and_Ticks:_Genera_of_Medical_and_Veterinary_Importance/Mites_birdnests

Many, many people have been to numerous doctors and tried every over-the-counter remedy they could find, all to no avail. Kleen Green contains active and organic enzymes which give dramatic relief to the crawling, biting, stinging on the skin. This may be sprayed freely on all surfaces in the home. Enzymes digest and dissolve organic matter on floors, walls, furniture and bed.

Kleen Green natural Enzymes may be used in a soaking bath, as shampoo and as a soothing topical application to the skin. Some of these stubborn mites seem to be more active at night, causing restless insomnia. The bath or applying to the skin calms the skin and relieves the itching. Kleen Green may be used as often as necessary, it has no side effects, is hypoallergenic and completely biodegrades. It is not a pesticide and is totally nontoxic. Most individuals with this disease report disturbing crawling, stinging and biting sensations, as well as non-healing skin lesions(Bite Back Cream helps with sores), which are associated with highly unusual structures. These structures can be described as fibre-like or filamentous, and are the most striking feature of this disease. Also, patients report the presence of seed-like granules and black speck-like material associated with their skin. (Description of Morgellons Disease from website.)

Most individuals with this disease report disturbing crawling, stinging and biting sensations, as well as non-healing skin lesions, which are associated with highly unusual structures. These structures can be described as fibre-like or filamentous, and are the most striking feature of this disease. In addition, patients report the presence of seed-like granules and black speck-like material associated with their skin. (Description of Morgellons Disease from website.)

How Mites Choose a Host and Why They Chose You.

How Mites Choose a Host and Why They Chose You.

Frequently Asked Questions

Having a family member or friend with parasitic mites can be confusing. The affected person claims to be infested, yet the mites are not visible, and there are often no physical signs. Here are some questions and answers that may help.

Bird mites are notoriously hard to catch. They are the size of the point of a pin, translucent, and quick moving. The glue traps used for mites don’t have pheromones like moth traps do, so they don’t attract mites. Mites respond strongly to pheromones, so it would be a significant improvement if mite traps were baited with pheromones.

Researchers working with scavenger face mites (which we all have) developed a way of capturing mite DNA from human skin using strong glue. Then they sequence the DNA to find the species. If this method starts being used for parasitic mites, it will become easier to help people with bird mites.

If my family member has mites, why are there no bite marks?

When a mite ingests living blood, the blood mounts an immune response from inside the mite’s gut. When any parasite ingests blood, it leaves behind proteins in the host. Mites have evolved to leave behind a protein that suppresses the immune system of the host so that the mite won’t be attacked by its food. One effect of immunosuppression is that bite marks are less pronounced (or nonexistent) when a host has been bitten by mites for months.

If one family member has mites, why don’t other people in the family have them?

Agricultural bulletins advise farmers who think their flock may have mites to take several chickens to the veterinarian. This is because there is a significant variation in the level of infestation of different individuals. The tendency to choose just one chicken is adaptive for mites, who cluster on one bird in a flock and bleed it to the point where it is a stationary meal.

There is no reason mites infesting a human family would behave differently than they do when they choose a favourite chicken.

My doctor/pesticide professional/farm club teacher says chicken mites don’t bite people, and can’t reproduce on human blood. Is that true?

An article published in a 1958 science journal documented finding human blood cells in mite intestines. The only way those cells got there is for “bird mites” to feed on human blood. It is surprising that misinformation about mites has persisted for decades.

Leading mite experts acknowledge that what we call “bird mites” can reproduce when they feed on human blood. These mites can adapt to a variety of species.

Our house has already been treated for mites. Why does my family member still claim to get bitten?

Farmers know how hard it is to get rid of mites in a chicken coop. Sometimes the only way is to burn it to the ground, and then treat the dirt where the coop stood. Treatment isn’t easy in a human home, either.

Mites rapidly evolve resistance to pesticides. In addition, mites can hide inside books, wood panelling, etc., during pest treatment. Pest control professionals realise there is no test to prove that a building no longer has mites. As a result, a pest control company typically will refuse to represent in writing that the mites in a treated building are gone. The most accurate way to check the effectiveness of pest control efforts is to treat a home and then see if a susceptible person is still bitten.

How do you get rid of mites and how long does it take?

The key to getting rid of mites is to kill them faster than they can reproduce. And because the host and the environment are co-infected, both must be addressed at the same time.

Killing mites involves:

  • Frequent and thorough cleaning of the body and the dwelling
  • Use of pyrethrins and other pesticides on the dwelling

Lowering mites’ reproductive rate involves:

  • Using growth hormones on the dwelling that prevent sexual maturation of mites
  • Eliminating mite hiding places (carpeting in home and car; clutter; long hair on the body)
  • Maintaining a cool, dry environment (use of dehumidifiers in all rooms is recommended)

Every situation is different and there is no exact timeline. Having family support for the work involved can speed up the process.

Is there a diagnostic test for mites? How about a treatment?

Research is being conducted on a nucleic acid test that would indicate a current infestation, but the test is still in development.

As for treatment: researchers are developing a poultry vaccine that would boost the ability of the bird’s immune system to combat parasitic mites. Developing a similar vaccine for humans would be possible.

When chicken mites are diagnosed in a coop, the coop and the chickens are treated at the same time. Some private doctors prescribe Ivermectin to people with chicken mites but not your G.P. Just as with chickens and chicken coop, ivermectin treatment of a person should be coordinated with treating the family home with Cedarcide Original or Kleen Green Naturally as these are not toxic, pesticide and chemical free.

Mites are supposed to be ectoparasites that live outside the body. My family member claims mites bite her/him inside her/his nose and ears. How is that possible?

We call bird mites ectoparasites. But mites are attracted to warmth and moisture. And there is no dividing line stopping a mite from crawling into a body cavity.

Are mite infestations becoming more common?

There are several reasons why mite infestations may be increasingly common.

  • Mites reproduce rapidly and are evolving resistance to pesticides.
  • The popularity of backyard poultry raised by non-farmers who lack pest management skills may lead to more mites (and bed bugs) in our cities and towns.
  • Global warming could also make it easier for these heat-loving organisms to spread.

What can our family do to help?

Keep an open mind. Your family member cannot prove she/he has mites, and you cannot prove she/he does not have mites. If your loved one does have an infestation, saying the person has a psychological problem will add to the heavy burden of getting rid of these vermin. Imagine being in their shoes.

Your family member may get lucky and capture a specimen tomorrow. Or they may never have that good fortune. Either way, this is a person you love and respect. Trust them to let you know the kind of help they need.


Mites Can Cause an Allergic Reaction in Some People.

Numerous mites are capable of invading our homes. Mites that originate from animals can quickly enter a house (due to their tiny size) through small entrance points around windows, doors or any other space large enough for them to squeeze through. Other mites that originate from plants do not migrate as well as other mites, but they can enter our homes by hitching a ride on anyone that works in gardens, hot houses, nurseries or even children playing outdoors. Most plant mites do not bite but they can be an annoyance when their numbers are high.

Mange Mites

How to Get Rid of Mange Mites

Mange is a general term for several skin conditions caused by tiny mites that infest the skin or hair follicles of dogs, cats and other mammals. Symptoms of mange include intense itching, hair loss and foul odours. Some forms of mange are more severe or contagious than others, depending on the species of mite infesting the affected animal. Secondary infections from wounds opened by scratching can be fatal.

The Three Types of Mange Mites

  SARCOPTIC SCABIES MITES can cause widespread hair loss and oozing sores( for sores use Bite Back Cream) on pets. Unlike the human scabies mite which is primarily transferred through skin-to-skin contact or direct contact with infected surfaces, the sarcoptic mite can jump to a new host from the floor. It’s a good idea to wear socks around the house, as these mites often attack feet and ankles. Thankfully, sarcoptic mange mites tend not to persist on humans or burrow under the human skin, but they can cause plenty of transient discomfort and irritation. For added protection, spray your socks with our indoor Evictor formula, which acts as a repellent as well as a skin treatment. Since infected pets often wander throughout the home and relax on couches and easy chairs, wide area spray treatment is entirely necessary. Spray carpets evenly with Cedarcide Original, and mop hard surfaces with a Swiffer pad saturated with our indoor formula Kleen Green Enzymes cleaner to kill mites anywhere around the home and on your pets. Be sure to treat couches, easy chairs and dog beds. Continue treating carpets and dogs until pets show no signs of mange. A two-gallon purchase is optimal for most homes below 1,500 square feet.

DEMODEX MITES commonly live in hair follicles and usually cause no symptoms. Occasionally, populations explode, causing intense itching,  thinning of the hair or small bald spots around the eyes, muzzle and front legs. In advanced cases, bald patches can occur all over the body.  Demodex mites can be transferred from one dog to another, but healthy dogs will tend to fight them off more easily. Puppies can contract this type of mange through nursing, but symptoms usually won’t be severe if you start to treat pups with KG wash and go shampoo from 4 weeks. Demodectic mange is generally associated with stress or other illness which predisposes the animal to outbreak.

CHEYLETIELLA MITES cause itching and dandruff, particularly around the head and neck of infected dogs, cats or rabbits. They can also live comfortably on humans for extended periods of time. The skin irritation these mites produce is commonly referred to as walking dandruff, due to the appearance of moving skin scales carried by the mites. Cheyletiella mites don’t complete their entire life cycle on humans and are thus considered to be transient parasites. They can live apart from a host for up to ten days, seeking new hosts and infesting other territories within the home. The good news is that they can’t reproduce on humans. Human symptoms generally resolve when pet infestations are addressed. Traditional flea sprays and powders are often ineffective against this mite. Treat your home and pets by cleansing with Kleen Green Naturally


For all types of mites that cause mange, direct spray treatment of pets, humans, carpets, and furniture is strongly advised. Mites absorb air through pores called spherical. The aroma of our indoor cedar oil formulation triggers an instant danger response, forcing the mite to close its breathing pores.

FOR HUMANS AND PETS:  Spray pets and humans with Dr Ben’s Evictor or Dr Ben’s Paws & Claws, our organic cedar oil formula such Cedarcide original.  Do not rinse. If necessary, a generous amount may be applied to human hair. Place a nonporous shower or swim cap over a freshly saturated scalp and leave the cap in place for an hour. Kleen Green enzymes are a must for everyday cleaning and keeping clothes free of mites. SB range for hair and body will help to keep mites at bay and kill any on the scalp while you shower daily. SB EAR& FACE OiL with enzymes kills the mites on the skin surface. It can be used over the face and body even on the bottom of the feet daily to stop the crawling and keep the skin soft and supple.

HOME TREATMENT:  Since cheyletiella mites can live without a host for up to ten days, it’s particularly essential to spray carpets, couches and bedding with Dr Ben’s Evictor. The solution will not stain. For advanced infestations in homes with multiple pets, fumigation may be necessary. Using Cedarcide Original in a fog machine penetrates unseen cracks and crevices where all types of parasites hide.

 Harvest Mites - Chiggers - Red mite.
Facts about Harvest mites/ Chiggers and Red mite.

A Harvest mite or other name being chigger or red bug is an immature stage (larvae) of the harvest mite. Like all mites, the harvest mite life cycle includes larva, nymph, and adult. In the last two stages, this mite feeds on plant materials. The stage that gets the attention of humans is the larvae stage. This is the stage that is considered to be a pest, causing intense itching on mammals.

The tiny nymph Harvest mite larvae will infest humans (and other animals) usually when we work or walk in tall grass or other such undergrowth. The Harvest mite - larvae stage has a mouthpart similar to that of a tick and uses this mouthpart for feeding.
NOTE: unlike ticks, - Harvest mite/ chiggers /Red mite do not feed on our blood.
Harvest mite larvae saliva will at first harden the walls of the hole made by its mouthpart. This hardening gives the larvae a "straw" to use for feeding and prevents our body from closing off the hole made by this pest. Once the Harvest mite larvae have made its hole, it can now feed. Its saliva will actually liquefy our (mammals) skin cells which the bug now uses for food.
Please Note- Bite Back Cream helps with to stop the itch and kill the larvae from the skin surface by entering the breathing hole to kill the larvae. It needs to be applied as soon as the spot is noticed and used twice daily for best results and at times of severe itching.

The chemicals or proteins in a larvae saliva will cause itching in the area where the tiny red bug feeds. This itching is delayed; we sense intense itching about 24 to 48 hours after being exposed to chigger bites. Some itching might be detected in 3 or 4 hours but the worst sensations (a day or two later) are what fool us into believing that we picked up harvest mite - chiggers larvae (or red bugs, as they are sometimes called) in our lawn.
Having a terrible itch from red bugs or harvest mite - chiggers? THINK ! Where were you yesterday or the day before? That area is usually the origin of infestation. This is very important when eliminating chiggers or harvest mites and their larvae in all stages.
A mite is too tiny to see with the naked eye but a group of them can be visible when they congregate on our ankles, waist or another body area. (These areas are preferred by the larvae because our skin is thinner and makes it easier for this microscopic pest to penetrate our skin for its meal.) When grouped together in large numbers they appear red in colour. This is their natural colour, not caused by blood-feeding!

NOTE - Harvest mites do not bore into and live inside of our skin only the larvae do. Applying fingernail polish or other household chemicals to red bumps on our skin does not help. They will NOT burrow deep inside our body and will eventually die. By the time your severe itching problem sets in, the larvae are nowhere in sight( but remember where they drop off they will populate that area, even your home in the right conditions). 
The yearly cycle will then go on year after year multiplying unless you kill the larve and egg in the soil.
Harvest mites or their larvae do not drink blood.
They are red because that is their colour.
Harvest mites drink liquefied skin cells.
Note- Ticks feed on blood; Harvest mites/ Chiggers do not.
A Harvest mite or red bug is not an adult bug. It is an immature larva.
These pests are not insects; they are mites.


  • That tiny hole or red bump on your skin is not where Harvest mites lay eggs.
  • Harvest mite larvae is a baby mite eating and growing in your skin, from the larvae it will go on to become an adult Harvest mite.

Only the adult harvest mite lays eggs in the soil.
 Elimination of the larvae and eggs in the soil must be done to stop the larvae for the following years to come and any adults laying eggs.
Once you have established which area the Harvest mite have infested, you can treat lawns, fence rows and ornamentals with Natures defender concentrated spray. Use 80ml of concentrate to 920ml of water / x 800ml concentrate will dilute to make 10 litres of garden A sprayer from Screwfix called a Solow is well worth purchasing to spray yearly. Depending on the ground to cover and what apparatus you choose to use allow 1000ml per 93sq meters of land and shrubs. The first application needs to soak the ground and foliage repeat within 3 days then every 3 weeks throughout the season to October. Do not spray in high temperatures as this may phytoxic burn plants, use early morning or early evening will bring best results.
Natures Defender Concentrate is safe for use in areas where children, pets and wildlife frequent when applied correctly. Keep people and pets off treated areas until dry. It will kill adult Harvest mite chiggers larvae, fleas, ticks and other pests found in lawns.
Natures defender concentrated lawn and garden controls and work through pheromone interruption and also by causing dehydration in insects and their larvae/eggs. Finally, it creates a barrier of re-entry repelling and or deterring insects trying to migrate from other areas outside of your garden perimeter back onto your area of control.
Egg-layer cycles are further interrupted by pheromone interference with insects octopamine neuroreceptors, and the next generation of arthropods can thereby be controlled year after year.
Clearing the land this year will stop or diminish numbers of insect for the year to come.
Need help now: Bite Back cream once applied over the larvae breathing air hole - spot will kill the larvae if used soon enough and stop the itch.Use continually and applied twice a day for best results on the skin.
Insect Repeliant spray - Cedarcide Original or Bug Basher skin spray.

Maintenance treatments should be followed up every 15 to 20 days during insect season April to October.
CAUTION - DO NOT SPRAY Rhododendrons, Azaleas and other ACIDIC plants.




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