A word of warning. The ones over here, related to Lyme's parasite
infestation, are attracted to some things recommended in the post.
Using Vicks, Eucalyptus oil, and other repellents like Aero Guard with the pepper like Picaridin substance (rather good), mint etc etc: They will be repelled for a while, often 4 hours, then will start to be attracted back. So, Vicks around ear nose and mouth bat bed, and by the time you wake up, they have come in. The Lyme's based parasite
situation is rather complex. Apart from the bacterias, and potential microworms, it seems to attract interests of other insects, and insects that eat other insects in turn. So, what's discussed in this post covers a spectrum of parasites
related to Lyme's like infection here.
The camphor based deep heat rub also promotes attraction, as do many essential oils. Getting to rid of these resulted in much less infestation.
Anything lemon scented attracts issues, like various soaps, though lemon juice itself seems to not really attract them and might be a repellent, but might not last the night. I am still testing.
I hear people with problems using essential oils on everything including their walls, and then they get on their walls.
I do not know, but suspect that vinegar might attract after it stops being strong and the order goes down. Certain insects are attracted to vinegar. With the bacteria worm issue of Lyme's, they could come to check out the vinegar and find they are attracted to you too.
Salt and vinegar and water mix, is another level.
On advice, I've used the Johnson and Johnson baby soap, and they don't seem to be attracted, and little ones crest to the surface of the slimy residue left on the skin. But, the lemon scented one, seems to attract them more. Even using hemp based castile soap, seems to attract them more. Using one on the body and another one for hand washing, ussually shows up which they like. Washing hands with the wrong one results in more hand infestation, rather than hardly any.
I've tried mixing magnesium sulphate (Epson Salts) in the Johnson's and Johnson's Baby soap tonight, and had a handful pop out of the skin, but still testing (re-edit: did not last the night).
In line with their attraction to pungent smells, it is probably best to watch what you eat at meals leading up to bed time.
Coloidal silver (probably the high ionic silver content of it) seems to be affect the bugs here a lot, until it dries up. It still has a repellent affect it seems, but not a direct pesticide like effect as drenching them does, and spraying clothing damp. I definitely notice a big difference in effect, based on quality below. Very useful when they get underneath toe nails (using the hose of a portable shower head on faucet, to clean and hose out nail entrance with right temperature of water, I can spray with the coloidal silver I make my own from extremely purified water and have bought a reverse osmosis system with resin filter to get to 0 ppm (part per million) contamination, which is cheaper than buying 1ppm special store water, and heaps less hassle than trying to make my own with a distiller over several reboilings and washings probably to get nowhere near the 1ppm commercial stuff. After the third careful distillation, the Colloidal Silver
works a lot better for a few weeks, until the silver ions combine into particles too big to be absorbed best. I use the silverwell version of the American coyote Colloidal Silver
generator, which is one of the better personal ones. Works in eyes, nasal, mouth and ears best, I find. Listerine original mouth wash works gargling, but you land up with reinfestation again. Stopping Listerine and converting to high quality coloidal silver resulted in a lot less infestation. Hand sanitizer with benzene based ingredients, works on skik aswell. But, to get them to dislodge on mouth, I find it can take a lot of thrusting and persistence and repeats, especially to get them out of the tongue. Sometimes I use my teeth as a tongue scraper, or artificial material based clothing as a rough surface to remove them.
I will have to try coloidal silver in a gel form, or some sort of carrier liquid or other which safely sticks to the skin. Silver works well with me, with more pure working more effectively, but it doesn't penetrate the skin much. I use coloidal silver that has nothing but a light amount of pure silver content in it, to reduce the risk of turning greyish blue, and did on the skin for years with no real issue. The people who have turned blue, have generally, been doing the opposite of this, heavy application of ultra concentrates, doors concentrates, heavy use, but one US politician had trouble just using salt doped water, and a simple generator. Don't short cut with silver use, quality and features of machines or making it. It's work, particularly the careful washing and rinsing production containers with purified water to maintain purity of water in its production, which also makes it take longer to produce a batch. Out there, there are a lot of people wanting to whip it up as quick as possible instead. Size of silver particles matters for absorption which is how ionic silver seems to have an increased reputation for sending people blue, aswell as the doped ultra concentrates. There are safety guidelines out there as to the amount per day which is safe to use. I have used under the amount without issue, but some people could be predisposed to the blue effect, I suspect.
I gargle MSM solution at times.
It is probably best to test out which laundry soap and personal hygiene products they don't like or don't care about. They love to get into laundry. They are hard to kill, even with heat. They need to reach a good heat/dryness, so it gets impractical and dangerous, and destroys cloths. So, exploring laundry options is best. Somebody has been using bleach in laundry successfully, but I have not read and researched that properly. I don't know which bleech, exactly how much, or if that person is a harmful fake yet. That will destroy cloths too, but going polyester it might not matter.
They love cotton and other stuff, which sticks to them. With polyester, they tend to be more naked and hold onto cloths less.
But, this is just the breed of parasite
I have here related to Lyme's. Your's maybe completely different.