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How to Rub Listerine to Kill Demodex Mites

Updated April 15, 2019

Demodex mites are a huge nuisance to pets and humans. They are invisible to the naked eye and thrive in warm, moist and dark areas. Demodex mites are often found on the face or around hair follicles. Their bites sting and then itch. Using Listerine to kill demodex mites is safe, effective and inexpensive.

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  1. Measure 1/3 cup Listerine, 1/3 cup keratin lotion, and 1/3 cup water with a measuring cup.

  2. Pour the Listerine, lotion and water into a spray bottle. Shake well to mix.

  3. Spray the mixture over the infected area and rub into the skin for 60 seconds.

  4. If all or part of the infected area is in your or your pet's hair, comb through the hair after applying the mixture.

  5. Dip a wash cloth in warm water and wipe the infected area clean.

  6. Warning

    This treatment is not a substitute for a physician's care. Seek medical help if the condition worsens.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup Listerine
  • 1/3 cup keratin lotion
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Measuring cup
  • Spray bottle
  • Warm water
  • Wash cloth
  • Comb

About the Author

Jess Jones

Jess Jones has been a freelance writer since 2005. She has been a featured contributing writer for "Curve Magazine" and she teaches English composition at a small college in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her Master of Arts in English language and literature in 2002.

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