Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Bed Bug Treatment

can bed bugs live in your hair??

(11 posts)
  1. mermaidancing

    newbite
    Joined: Apr '12
    Posts: 2

    offline

    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Apr 14 2012 11:04:55
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Hi guys,
    I know this is a terrible subject. My brother had a house fire and he and his son stayed with me. they lost everything and had to stay in hotel for several days.
    Afterwards they stayed at my house for a few weeks. People donated items and we later found BED BUGS!! We do not know if from donated items or hotel. Never even heard of them.
    I have had my house professionally bombed, used dusting agents, natural sprays, placed belongings out in the sun for weeks etc.

    I have recently found a few adults and thru away all bedroom furniture, couches, chairs etc., This has been going on for MONTHS!! Now i see they may nest in your hair?? I have very long hair pass my hiney so this is terrible. PLEASE anyone knows of this what to do and what has worked. I have 3 dogs, as well so i am freaking out if they can live on them as well. But i treat them all for fleas and ticks so am praying this will keep them at bay on them.
    If anyone knows how to help or advise, please share. Thanks..........

  2. SmrtBB

    junior member
    Joined: May '11
    Posts: 43

    offline

    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Apr 14 2012 22:28:10
    #



    Login to Send PM

    I don't think they nest in hair...at least that has been the consensus online so far. I've never encountered bites in my scalp, just along my hairline. I would like to say no, but at the same time would love to know through clinical trials whether they love hair or not. I've never found a straight answer. In any case, if you are proud of your length, I wouldn't do anything until I knew for sure!

    Good Luck to you!

    -S

  3. Nobugsonme

    your host
    Joined: Mar '07
    Posts: 17,968

    online

    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Apr 15 2012 2:49:33
    #



    Login to Send PM

    I can think of a few people who told us they had bed bugs in their hair but I believe they all had a type of hairstyle where they did not wash their hair regularly-- extensions, dreadlocks, etc.

    If you are washing your hair regularly, this should not be an issue.

    They basically don't want to harbor on people. They want to crawl on you, feed, and then hide out somewhere cosy and still until they they get hungry again.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  4. Noone12

    newbite
    Joined: Sep '13
    Posts: 2

    offline

    Posted 1 year ago
    Sun Sep 15 2013 23:40:32
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Ok so far I have found not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bedbugs in just my HAIR! People are saying they don't nest in your hair but I was itching my scalp on Saturday because I have been getting bites on my head, when underneath my fingernail I scraped off a dang bedbug. And i have found three since that one, i don't care if it bleaches my hair i used rubbing alcohol in it and am hoping to god it works. Itching has calmed down.

  5. Noone12

    newbite
    Joined: Sep '13
    Posts: 2

    offline

    Posted 1 year ago
    Sun Sep 15 2013 23:42:40
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Nobugsonme - 1 year ago  » 
    I can think of a few people who told us they had bed bugs in their hair but I believe they all had a type of hairstyle where they did not wash their hair regularly-- extensions, dreadlocks, etc.
    If you are washing your hair regularly, this should not be an issue.
    They basically don't want to harbor on people. They want to crawl on you, feed, and then hide out somewhere cosy and still until they they get hungry again.

    I regularly shampoo and condition my hair with suave, nothing special just normal suave, do not straighten, hair dry, all that other fancy stuff i wash it every night and brush it, that's all i do to my hair so why would they be in my hair. I have actually found them.

  6. rs1971

    oldtimer
    Joined: Oct '10
    Posts: 755

    offline

    Posted 1 year ago
    Sun Sep 15 2013 23:48:04
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Noone12 - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Ok so far I have found not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bedbugs in just my HAIR! People are saying they don't nest in your hair but I was itching my scalp on Saturday because I have been getting bites on my head, when underneath my fingernail I scraped off a dang bedbug. And i have found three since that one, i don't care if it bleaches my hair i used rubbing alcohol in it and am hoping to god it works. Itching has calmed down.

    Can you post a photo of one of the specimen? The bugs you are finding in your hair are *much* more likely to be head lice than they are bed bugs.

  7. RJ05

    newbite
    Joined: Sep '13
    Posts: 9

    offline

    Posted 1 year ago
    Mon Sep 16 2013 2:50:53
    #



    Login to Send PM

    This sounds a lot like lice. You mentioned having a younger kid I'm the home, maybe he bought them home from school?

  8. Magsno

    junior member
    Joined: Feb '13
    Posts: 35

    offline

    Posted 1 year ago
    Mon Sep 16 2013 5:52:59
    #



    Login to Send PM

    As RJ05 suggests I think it is more likely your nephew perhaps brought home head lice. Get a bone come and thoroughly come your hair a section at a time after washing and conditioning. Probably best suggest to your brother he checks himself and his son too.

  9. bed-bugscouk

    oldtimer
    Joined: Apr '07
    Posts: 12,964

    offline

    Posted 1 year ago
    Mon Sep 16 2013 6:55:23
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Hi,

    It is not "normal" behaviour to have bedbugs living in hair or for that matter on people in general.

    The only times I have seen or heard of it are in extremely heavy infestations with literally thousands and hundreds of thousands of bedbugs living in the home and homeless people where the only reliable refugia becomes the person.

    In the case of homes its not difficult to find the signs everywhere else in the room.

    Now the only other possibility is transportation from a heavily infested location or contact between the hair and a heavy source of bedbugs.

    I would strongly advise visual confirmation of this as its more feasible for this to be headlice.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    In accordance with the AUP and FTC (legal requirements) I openly disclose my vested interest in Passive Monitors as the inventor and patent holder. Since 2009 they have become an integral part in how we resolve bedbug infestations in domestic and commercial settings. The patent numbers are GB2463953 and GB2470307.

    I also have a professional relationship with PackTite in that they distribute my product under their own branding. I do not however receive any financial remuneration for comments I make about products which are all offered because of their technical merits.
  10. BB@myapt

    newbite
    Joined: Mar '15
    Posts: 1

    offline

    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Mar 8 2015 13:37:39
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Noone12 - 1 year ago  » 
    Ok so far I have found not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bedbugs in just my HAIR! People are saying they don't nest in your hair but I was itching my scalp on Saturday because I have been getting bites on my head, when underneath my fingernail I scraped off a dang bedbug. And i have found three since that one, i don't care if it bleaches my hair i used rubbing alcohol in it and am hoping to god it works. Itching has calmed down.

    I'm disabled and when I HAD bb in my apt. I found 2 nests in my hair, gross out. I did the same as you, about 1/2 a bottle went in my hair. Now I make sure I wash my hair everday. With a dandruff shampoo & leave on my hair. I still feel like there coming back, so I still act like Ihave them. Lice treatments have the same bb killer pren(?) something. I forgot how to spell it. So once a month or so I do a treatment. There is no such thing as overkill when dealing with bb. My apt. I didn't have a major Infestation. Dud to not being able to stand long, it's hard for me to shower, I did shower everyday, but didn't always was my hair. It did get wet though & I towel dried it. They say your bathroom is the least likely 2 have bb. That is how I got them , from my downstairs neighbor . Their where eggs on the towels. My friend who is a professional, brought over a microscope. There where 4 eggs total & 1 nit. But what was worst, I found 2 in 2 different sores on my skin. I had about 5 bites, my bites turn into fairly large sores. I have very sensitve skin. 2 bites kept itching constantly, so I squeezed 1 found 2 eggs starting to hatch & 2 in the other. Towels again I'm sure. Granted my is unique case. Now I use a shower chair, and a natural body brush, but still have to use oatmeal base soap. I also had my Dr. write me out something for my skin that I still use,because I don't come out of the shower until I'm beet red. Now I rarely believe anything about the little s@#t's. Sorry for writing a book. I just don't want anyone else who was in my situation believe it can't happen.

  11. robinsmom

    junior member
    Joined: Nov '14
    Posts: 792

    offline

    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Mar 8 2015 17:45:10
    #



    Login to Send PM

    BB@myapt - 4 hours ago  » 

    Noone12 - 1 year ago  » 
    Ok so far I have found not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bedbugs in just my HAIR! People are saying they don't nest in your hair but I was itching my scalp on Saturday because I have been getting bites on my head, when underneath my fingernail I scraped off a dang bedbug. And i have found three since that one, i don't care if it bleaches my hair i used rubbing alcohol in it and am hoping to god it works. Itching has calmed down.

    I'm disabled and when I HAD bb in my apt. I found 2 nests in my hair, gross out. I did the same as you, about 1/2 a bottle went in my hair. Now I make sure I wash my hair everday. With a dandruff shampoo & leave on my hair. I still feel like there coming back, so I still act like Ihave them. Lice treatments have the same bb killer pren(?) something. I forgot how to spell it. So once a month or so I do a treatment. There is no such thing as overkill when dealing with bb. My apt. I didn't have a major Infestation. Dud to not being able to stand long, it's hard for me to shower, I did shower everyday, but didn't always was my hair. It did get wet though & I towel dried it. They say your bathroom is the least likely 2 have bb. That is how I got them , from my downstairs neighbor . Their where eggs on the towels. My friend who is a professional, brought over a microscope. There where 4 eggs total & 1 nit. But what was worst, I found 2 in 2 different sores on my skin. I had about 5 bites, my bites turn into fairly large sores. I have very sensitve skin. 2 bites kept itching constantly, so I squeezed 1 found 2 eggs starting to hatch & 2 in the other. Towels again I'm sure. Granted my is unique case. Now I use a shower chair, and a natural body brush, but still have to use oatmeal base soap. I also had my Dr. write me out something for my skin that I still use,because I don't come out of the shower until I'm beet red. Now I rarely believe anything about the little s@#t's. Sorry for writing a book. I just don't want anyone else who was in my situation believe it can't happen.

    Did you ever tell your landlord or get a positive Id from an exterminator? Bed bugs don't have nits, and I have NEVER heard of them laying eggs in a person...I don't think the eggs would be viable smothered in flesh...
    They might lay eggs or live in a towel, but they tend to live close to where people sit a long time or sleep, like beds, and furniture...

    You can't get rid of bed bugs just by washing your hair. Ever.

    I'm not an expert just a dumb struggling bed bugger like every body else.

RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

211,042 posts in 32,531 topics over 99 months by 14,035 of 14,300 members. Latest: hbennett, BKLNwaitress, MommaM