Getting Rid of Mange in the House?

January 9, 2009

Will bleach work to kill mange mites in my carpets?




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January 9, 20091 found this helpful
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I'd call your vet. But I think it's like when a child gets lice or scabies. It's a super-tiny bug that itches like crazy. So I believe you might have to use some kind of bug killer. Call up any vet & ask them. They will need to prescribe a special medication for your pet. If you can't afford a vet. You can probably go to a large feed store. They sometimes sell supplies like this there. Be sure to wear (rubber, latex or acrylic) gloves when applying this!


It says there are 2 types of mange in pets. One is contagious to humans, & on isn't. Your vet has to scrape the pets skin then put the scraping under a microscope before he (or she) can tell.


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By susan. (Guest Post)
January 13, 20091 found this helpful
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I've been battling sarcoptic mange for over a month now and am maybe starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel - hopefully it isn't an oncoming train.

Sarcoptic mange is VERY difficult for a vet to diagnose. Thank goodness for the director of the foster group I work with, who told me right off the bat what she suspected. I took my dog in and they did a skin scraping, but couldn't see anything. A few weeks later, I took her in again, this time after the mange had really 'set in' and they did another scraping and found ONE tiny little mite. That was all they needed and she began treatments of Revolution and I came home and steam cleaned the carpets and sprayed flea and tick spray (the vet said it will kill mites) after vacuuming like crazy.


I threw out all bedding that I couldn't wash in HOT water with bleach and sat back and waited. Now every time my dog or the foster dog or my cat or even I itch, I feel like it's back and I just want to burn the house down. If you have a dog that does not have it, use a preventive measure like revolution or advantage or something. This is a nightmare to try to get rid of. I don't know about putting bleach on my carpets, I'd try the powder first. ALSO - the vet advised against the revolution and spraying the rugs and carpet on the same night.

She said not to overload the dogs' senses. Heck, even as I'm thinking about this stuff it's making me itch. (Humans can get this too, but the mites can't last long on us and the longest you will have any signs of it is, I believe, two weeks.


Best of luck to you!

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February 21, 20171 found this helpful
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My kittens have sarcoptic mange. My vet scraped, found no mites but said they don't always show and thank goodness went ahead to treat. Gave each 2 shots. One steroid for itching and 1 for mites. Go back in 2 wks for same. Meantime he said ABSOLUTELY DON'T USE PINE OIL products. The will kill cats. Use 1 cup of bleach per gallon of water. Glad he didn't wait til he found a mite. One has it right above her eyes.

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January 12, 20091 found this helpful

My dog had mites when we first got her. Our vet gave us this powder stuff to spray all over the house and backyard. So I'm sure your local vet will have something also!

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By Shelter Worker (Guest Post)
January 12, 20090 found this helpful

Depending on the type of mange, your vet will give you instructions on what to do in the rest of the house. If they don't, ASK detailed questions. This is NOT a self-diagnose or home remedy ailment.

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April 10, 20101 found this helpful

I am a veterinarian. You do not need to bleach your carpets. See for accurate info regarding treating the environment.


Always be careful w/ chemicals and pets (especially if you have birds in the house!)

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March 24, 20182 found this helpful

I've had this for two months... Not weeks an it's driving me crazy I've taken her to pound an now my older dog has it. It just started on him but I'll be happy when I can stop itching it's driving me crazy so two weeks is a lie!

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May 8, 20190 found this helpful

I've had it for almost a month in my house ,on my dog and on me. I've tried everything I can to get rid of it. Flea and tick stuff don't work and all the meds my doc gave me was useless. I've been threw all the creams and even the pill my doc gave me twice. Nope still have it. My house is definitely as clean as can be Cuz I've used everything but bleach because I'm allergic and don't want to die. Taking my dog to vet Tom but don't know what else to do about my home and self. Any suggestions please!

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July 29, 20192 found this helpful

Im sorry and I know that Im seeing this a year and a half after you posted your comment but did you say you took your dog TO THE POUND *because she had sarcoptic mange*?! Seriously? Good lord I hope you dont ever have an ailment.

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September 12, 20192 found this helpful

I began trusting the blogs of animal rescue centers. I believe that of anyone they would have experience, want something inexpensive, and that it must work. I cup of FOOD GRADE diamatecous earth in 1 gallon of water and rinse the dog with that. You can also use a sifter or an empty rinsed out dish soap bottle to get a fine spray. ( you have to figure out what works for you) to create a fine mist of powder. This stuff is great. It's around 10$ for a huge bag. But the big bag is ok because you sprinkle that on the carpet and everything. Just be sure to try and breath in as little as possible. It is not toxic if your dog licks it. Although you want to avoid this because it lessens the effectiveness of the area your trying to treat and you dont want the sores to get any worse. I treat my dog with coconut or olive oil afterwards mainly because she already has dry sensitive skin and the oil will smother the eggs and mites as well. Good Luck and much healing love to your critter's

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September 12, 20192 found this helpful

Food Grade Diamatecous earth. 1 cup in 1 gallon of water. Completely nontoxic, although avoid inhaling it's a powder. Must be FOOD GRADE! Can sprinkle using a small strainer, or a clean dry dish soap bottle. You have to figure out how to make a fine dusting of powder to treats bedding, furniture, carpets. I started researching animal rescue blogs. Figure the want something inexpensive, effective and non toxic, and 10$ a big bag.

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October 14, 20190 found this helpful

I'm hoping I simply misread/misinterpreted/misunderstood what your post...but, did you say you took your dog to the POUND because it had parasites?

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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

I'm hoping I simply misread your post (amiekaywilson) because it looks like you took your dog to the POUND because it had parasites. (wtf!)
Now I'm simply hoping you don't have children.

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