How long can mange mites live off of my pet?

Mange mites can survive without a host for up to 10 days before they must return for another blood meal. It is crucial to treat your pet’s environment for mange mites so they don’t become re-infested with mites temporarily living off of the host.

When you are dealing with mange, it is very important that you treat your environment. Mange mites can live off of your pet for up to ten days before they have to come back for a blood meal for their host. When your pet sleeps whether on the sofa, chair, bedding or the carpeting the mange mites transfer from your pet to the object they are laying on. The mites can then incubate there for up to ten days. If your pet goes back to that same spot which you know they will, the mites transfer from the object and back onto your pet for a blood meal. They sense your pet’s body heat knowing that a blood meal is waiting.

This is the reason it is highly important to treat your home for mange. Demodectic, sarcoptic, notoedric and walking dandruff mites are all guilty of coming back to reinfest your pet.By treating your home you can help with re-infestation of mange mites on your pet. In order to treat your home for mange mites you can use the All Stop DE-Story Pest Control Eco Dust. This is a food grade diatomaceous earth that is effective against mange mites or insects. This product will break the exoskeleton of mange mites causing them to dehydrate and die. This product can be used on your bedding, furniture, or carpeting. The mange dust can also be used outdoors. The consistency of this powder is similar to baby powder. You can also disinfectant your environment. We offer our PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray which is a ready to use hospital grade disinfectant cleaner. We also have our PuraCleenRx Xtreme Cleen which is concentrated cleaner that is diluted for spraying, mopping and laundering. This product must be diluted properly before usage.