All sorts of pets and animals are prone to infestation by mites of a wide variety. Poultry mites are practically a given for those with chickens and other birds (red mites and bird mites in general). Cats get ear mites, dogs get mite bites while wandering in the woods, and if you're really unlucky then you see mites on humans in the family and no one is happy!
From a couple of mites in the fur or feathers to a full-blown home mite infestation, you can fight these tiny parasites with a number of home remedies for natural pet care. Earth Clinic has a very popular home remedy for scabies mites that cause dog mange here. And smaller mite colonies in your pet's fur or on its skin can be addressed successfully at home without expensive veterinary treatments.
Fight a Mite Infestation Naturally!
Vegetable oil, mineral oil, and other oils can smother mites so that they die off, killing even mite eggs. Apple cider vinegar applied to the skin can kill mites as well and make the skin or fur unappealing for future infestations. For a full home mite infestation, you may want to also check out these mite infestation cures, and here if ear mites are your pet's health issue.
Continue reading to learn more pet-owner-tested mite control remedies!