Scabicides and Pediculicidesused to combat lice, bed bug, and scabie mite infestations. Scabies are a transmissible skin infestation with Sarcoptes scabieivar. bominis (itch mite). These mites burrow into the skin on contact, progressing 2 to 3 mm per day. Females live about 4 to 6 weeks and lay about 40 to 50 eggs, which hatch in 3 to 4 days. Pruritus (severe itching) occurs only after sensitization to the mite develops. With initial infestation, sensitization requires several weeks, With reinfestation, sensitization develops within 24 hours. Dead mites, eggs, larvae, and their excrement trigger and inflammatory eruption of the skin in infested. Preventing Scabies transmission and recurrence: Avoid sharing towels, linen, and clothing. Wash all infested items with hot, soapy water and dry on high heat in the dryer. Place items you can't wash in a plastic bag and leave for 1 week. Mites die within 48 to 72 hours away from the human body. Very important to practice good hygiene and the infestation will be resolved quickly. At Mountainside Medical, we carry professional Insecticides that quickly get rid of these microscopic bugs on bedding, furniture and on your hair and skin. Stop the infestation quickly before it spreads.