Scabies mites do not survive more than 2-3 days away from human skin.
Carpets and furniture should be carefully vacuumed to remove dead mites, eggs, and excrement that could still be in the fabrics.
Countertops and surfaces that are frequently touched should be wiped down with a disinfectant. Our BenzaRid Disinfectant is perfect for deep cleaning and disinfecting your home of residual contaminants. It also comes included with our larger packs, Naturasil Scabies Treatment Family Pack and Naturasil Scabies Treatment Super Pack.
Items such as bedding, clothing, and towels used by a person with scabies can be decontaminated by machine-washing in hot water and drying using the hot cycle or by dry-cleaning. We highly recommend using our ElimiMite Natural Enzyme Concentrate in your wash to penetrate and lift the dead mites, eggs, and excrement from all your washable bedding, clothing, and other washables.
Items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned can be decontaminated by removing from any body contact for at least 72 hours. Scabies mites will die if exposed to a temperature of 50°C (122°F) for 10 minutes. Putting the item in direct sunlight would also help assure that the mites have been killed.
Because persons with crusted scabies are considered very infectious, careful vacuuming of furniture and carpets in rooms used by these persons is recommended.
Fumigation of living areas is unnecessary.