Get our free book (in Spanish or English) on rainwater now - To Catch the Rain.

Bedbugs, fleas and lice

From Appropedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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]

BiteRemedy.com 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]

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]