In the 21st century, ear mite infestations in human beings are extremely uncommon. They do frequently attack domestic cats and dogs, but scant evidence exists of owners who catch ear mites from their pets. Whatever the cause of a human infestation, when this rare condition appears, it can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Ear mites are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and it can often take months to find a solution. Meanwhile, the infested individual must deal with social isolation in addition to the irritation the mites cause. These home remedies  for ear mites can provide an effective solution.

1. Garlic

With all of today’s technological advances, modern medicine still has much to learn from the practices of ancient societies. Many people use garlic for the distinctive flavor it adds to meals, but most of the Western world only recently rediscovered its medicinal properties. In truth, this knowledge was never really lost, but doctors thought that antibiotic medicines could provide all the answers, letting traditional remedies fall by the wayside. Now that garlic’s antibacterial properties are again appreciated, it is hardly surprising to find that it can serve as a remedy for ear mites. Experts recommend placing a few cloves of garlic in a cup of olive oil and leaving it to stew overnight. In the morning, place this substance on a cotton swab, and use it to clean your ear. Repeat these steps for 30 days.