You pet can come into contact with an ear mite from animal to animal contact or host to host contact. This also includes human to animal contact.
Ear mites can transfer to your clothing and you can infect pets. The ear mite is an infectious organism that resembles a microscopic tick. The ear mites can barely be seen and if they are you can see a white spot.
One common sign of an ear mite infection is black specs or coffee ground looking material in the ears. Ear mites feed off of the wax and debris in the ear after hatching. The constant life cycle of the mites causes bacteria and fungus to breed in the ear causing infection.
This can also cause swelling and inflammation. If ear mites are left untreated it can cause permanent hearing loss. Ear mites usually live in the ear but they can also move to other parts of the body. The life cycle of an ear mite usually takes about 21 days from eggs to adults. The female mites normally lay about five eggs per day and the eggs normally hatch within four days.
At this point the eggs continue to molt into the larvae stage. The larvae normally feed everyday for four days straight and then the rest for 24 hours and then molt into the nymph stage. The nymphs normally feed for three to five days, rest for one day and then molt into an adult. We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray.
These products are suggested to be applied using a Q-tip. The PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray is made to clean out the debris from the ear and also to help heal any ear infections that may have been caused by the mites. This product will also help with the itching for ear mites. The PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray is used to kill the ear mites in the ear and dehydrate the ear mite eggs.
The Healing and Protection Spray should be used in the morning and the Mitactin Spray should be used at night. For the environment we do offer the All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust. This is a completely safe or nontoxic food grade diatomaceous earth.