July 11, 2010

Bird Mites

I had never heard of bird mites until about a week ago. Here is what happens. Birds build a nest. The eggs hatch and there are baby birds. The mites live off the baby and adult birds while they are in the nest, but then when everyone leaves, the mites need a place to go to find a host. They will look for humans next. Bird mites are difficult to find without a magnifying glass but can be found on furniture, carpets, and clothing. They like to hang out where humans hang out.
The good news is that they do not like orange, eucalyptus, peppermint, or lavender. The bites can itch and become inflamed.
There are a couple of things you can do to help with the inflammation and take a proactive approach to the prevention of more. I suggested to one person adding a few drops of RC to her shampoo. There are 3 different kinds of Eucalyptus in there along with Lavender and Peppermint. The inflammation was gone immediately. Next, she used Purification in the laundry to wash everything (also good for dust mites) and finally to help her body from the inside out, a drop of Peppermint in hot water for tea.

*this information is for educational purposes only and is not meant to treat or diagnose any disease.

1 comment:

Margaret Bendet said...

Question: you talk about how to treat the results having mites; is there a YLO that will get rid of them?