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Linda writes,

Will Cyfluthrin kill the sarcoptic mange mites inside and outside of the house?

I must find the source of the sarcoptic mites and kill them.


There are very few products that have sarcoptic mites or scabies mites listed on their product labels. You didn't mention if the mites are a problem on people or on animals, but the environmental treatment is pretty much the same. Wash and dry (high heat) all bedding and thoroughly vacuum all resting areas. Indoors you can use a product called Steri-Fab on all upholstered furniture, rugs and pet beds and resting areas. Outdoors you can use a product called Permethrin SFR on pet resting areas and other areas frequented by your pet. In most cases, it is not necessary to treat the outdoor environment unless it is frequented by animals such as stray dogs or foxes because sarcoptic mites cannot live very long off of the host animal (usually not more than 72 hours).

Answer last updated on: 03/02/2011

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