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What Are Scabies and Scabies Mites?

Scabies is a skin disorder which is caused by an invasion of the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is a global problem that afflicts people of any age or background. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that roughly 300 million cases emerge each year worldwide.


Scabies outbreaks occur in virtually every population, socioeconomic background notwithstanding, but locations such as nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities seem to be particularly vulnerable. And, contrary to popular belief, mites are not insects, but tiny, eight-legged parasites that burrow into the skin and cause intense itching.


Unfortunately, scabies mites can are so small that they can only be seen with a magnifying glass (or microscope) and the first sign of a scabies outbreak is usually bite marks. However, the bites resemble bed bug bites , which feed on human blood from outside. Scabies, on the other hand, does it inside the body. And, unlike bed bugs, which suck blood from atop the skin, scabies tunnel under the skin to feed  ̶  and lay eggs. The only plus is that while scabies mites can crawl they can neither fly or jump.


Luckily, you can use Sterifab to quickly get rid of scabies. It's effective, nonresidual and can be used on nearly any type of surface and material!


Are Scabies Contagious?

Scabies mites are highly contagious, and if you have had prolonged contact with someone who is infected, there’s every likelihood that you could become infected.

If you suspect that you’re the victim of a scabies you should visit your doctor right away.



How Do I Know If I have Scabies or Bed Bugs?

Scabies bites are the first indication that you are infected. You will also be prey to intense itching, which can be located almost anywhere  ̶ wrists, joints, fingers and back. One caveat here: Scabies bites bear some resemblance bed bugs bites, but they are different. Scabies is rash-like in appearance and tends to itch more at night.


And, unlike bed bugs bites, scabies burrows look like grayish-white, raised lines. Scabies mites tunnel under the skin to lay eggs, which causes that intense itching. Unfortunately, once those eggs hatch, the resultant larvae burrow right back into the skin, causing even greater irritation.

Learn more about how to tell scabies from bed bugs.

Here's how to get rid of scabies so they never return in 5 easy steps:


  1. Remove any clutter from your home, including stacks of paper and laundry piles.

  2. Clean your house (or office) carefully ̶ vacuum all your floors, carpets, and rugs.

  3. Treat all inanimate objects with Sterifab.

  4. Wash all sheets and bedding in HOT water at least once a day and immediately put it in a hot dryer.

  5. Consult your physician for treatment.

How to Get Rid of Scabies

Why Use Sterifab?

In addition to being one of the best way to get rid of scabies, Sterifab is also extremely effective in eradicating bed bugs, lice, fleas, and many other insects. Plus, it controls odor-causing organisms, sanitizes and deodorizes restrooms and is one of the few products labeled for use on mattresses and upholstered furniture. In fact, it can be used on everything ̶ except people, animals and cooking utensils

  • Deodorizes and controls odor-causing organisms

  • Sanitizes and deodorizes restrooms.

  • Is one of the few products labeled for use on mattresses and upholstered furniture.

  • Dries in 15-20 minutes, is biodegradable, and leaves no residue

  • Can be used on everything ̶ except people, animals and cooking utensils


Sterifab can be used to treat practically any inanimate object or location, and there are no other U.S. EPA-registered products that can boast so many uses–viricide, bactericide, sanitizer, insecticide, deodorant, germicide, disinfectant, mildewcide, fungicide, bacteriostatic or fungistatic.

In addition to getting rid of scabies, Sterifab:

Did you know?

Sterifab does more than get rid of scabies! You can also use it to:

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