Male human head louse.jpg

Bedbugs (or bed bugs) fleas and lice cause great discomfort, and may spread disease.

This page is intended as a general guide to reduce such pests. For the specific pest, see its own page:

What is biting me?[edit | edit source] Spider and Bug Bite Treatment Guide has pictures, but the bed bug bites don't look the same as many other pictures available.

If there is a definitive guide to identifying bites, please add it here!

Control[edit | edit source]

Beware of pesticide use, especially on beds: significant amounts may be needed, which is harmful for the people using the beds.

These methods are recommended for bedbugs - would they work for fleas and lice as well?

  • Hang or spread sheets and blankets in the sun often.
  • If there appear to be bedbugs, pour boiling water on the bed and wash the sheets and blankets.
  • Salt water kills bedbugs. Soaking a bed in salt water is a method used by locals in Kenya.[1]
FA info icon.svgAngle down icon.svgPage data
Authors Chris Watkins
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 4 pages link here
Aliases Bedbugs fleas and lice
Impact 295 page views
Created November 19, 2008 by Chris Watkins
Modified April 4, 2023 by Irene Delgado
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.