Ok, I realize that to *some* this may have seemed like a drastic move. I am a VERY CLEAN person, always
been very tidy and neat...I regularly clean my home using bleach & water. But when scabies came into my life, I COULD
NOT SLEEP until EVERYTHING had been cleaned, and then CLEANED AGAIN and then, yep, you guessed it! CLEANED iT AGAIN!!!
So I struggled for a while over whether or not I ought to toss my upholstered furniture into the trash.
I have read extensively on this topic of scabies and came to the conclusion that, to ME, it's just NOT WORTH taking the RISK
of having possibly missed a male and female scabies mite from the vaccuuming of the upholstery, thereby putting the
children at risk for reinfestation. JUST NOT WORTH IT but that's only my opinion.
Does it suck not having furniture right now?
Do I sleep better at night?
And I really don't believe I will have upholstered furniture again anytime in the near future.
I also got new mattresses, towels, comforters, blankets, sheets, pillows, vinyl covers for
the mattresses and pillows (so that they can be wiped down with borax and water nightly before putting clean sheets
on the bed (every night!!).
I THREW OUT ALL THE OLD STUFF, all the stuff that was of course infested!!! I could not even stomach
the thought of keeping it even after washing it. I have read that these mites keep getting more and more resistant to
stuff and it is scary to think my kids could go through this again if I let up on cleaning and washing. I am DILIGENT. I have
the cleanest house on this side of the PECOS!!
They are still not fully recovered but they are on their way thanks to Lice B Gone!!! Jim Rompel
is a genius!!!